The Non-Scientific Advisory Group consists of nationally recognized experts who bring unique knowledge and skills in areas ranging from technology to business, which complement the knowledge and skills of the formal board members in order to more effectively govern the Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences.
MNIMBS Non-Scientific Advisory Group Members
Jim Adox, MS, MBA, Managing Director, Venture Investors
Mr. Adox is Managing Director of VentureInvestors, LLC and heads up their Ann Arbor, Michigan office. His expertise is in venture capital and medical devices. He leverages his technical, operational and venture capital background by focusing on investment prospects in hardware, software, communications and medical devices. Mr. Adox has extensive operating experience both domestically and internationally, in marketing, engineering, business development and operations. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Incept BioSystems, Tissue Regeneration Systems and the Frankel Commercialization Fund, a pre-seed investment fund at the University of Michigan. Mr. Adox earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA with High Distinction, all from the University of Michigan.
Lindsay Aspegren, MBA, Partner North Coast Ventures
Mr. Aspegren’s expertise is in new business development. Lindsay Aspegren is a co-founder and general partner of North Coast Technology Investors, LP, a venture capital firm which was founded in 1999 with $135 million in capital under management. Mr. Aspegren is a founder and active investor in early stage companies including Virtela Technology Services, Inc., Gema Diagnostics, Inc. and Fulcrum Composites, Inc., among others. He is also a member of the Investment Review Boards of the Frankel Commercialization Fund, Michigan State Pre-Seed Fund and the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund. Mr. Aspegren is a graduate of Yale University and the London School of Economics where he earned a BA in Economic History. He received his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Hamilton Chang, MBA
Mr. Chang’s expertise is in asset management/investment placement for a diverse group of clients. A Finance professional for 20 years, Hamilton Chang has built a reputation of sound, independent, and pragmatic advice. Over these past two decades, Hamilton Chang has led groups specializing in risk management for Fortune 100 type companies, investment banking for not-for-profit/municipal entities, structured/derivative products, and tax-exempt bond trading. He has personally advised on billions of dollars of financings and structures and also personally risk managed billions of dollars for large institutions. His clients have ranged from some of the largest companies across the globe, to established not-for profits in communities across the nation, to entrepreneurs developing fledgling projects across the spectrum (from bio-methane to waterparks).