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Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

JJ Roberts - Lean Startups, Funding and General Business

JJ Roberts is a serial entrepreneur with three successful technology startups to his credit. Each of these startups utilized proprietary imaging technologies for industrial automation and quality improvement.  Some of the technologies developed are still in use at some of the leading companies of the world including Procter & Gamble, Kimberly Clark, First Quality Products, and 3M.  Two of his startups were members of the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech, one of the earliest business incubators in the country.

After selling his final technology startup, JJ began mentoring and coaching at Georgia Tech with ATDC and the Georgia Tech Research Institute in 2010.  During this time, he directly assisted over 20 young startup companies and worked with numerous additional entrepreneurs and their technologies at the earliest stage of conception.  With two graduate companies (1989 & 2001) in his portfolio, the opportunity to work with these startups and understand the process from both sides of the equation proved particularly beneficial to the clients and the Center alike.  Recently, Mr. Roberts participated in the prestigious Y-Combinator, located in Silicon Valley, with one of the incubator companies from ATDC that had been accepted in the Y-Combinator program.

JJ received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Georgia Tech and a Master of Science Degree in Decision Science from Georgia State University.  JJ was a scholarship athlete at Georgia Tech, Pole Vaulting for four years.  Additionally, he became a cheerleader for his final two years, earning 6 varsity athletic letters while at Tech.  He is certified as a Professional Business Coach and has served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Tech Business Network.


Photo Credit:  dimnikolov

Photo Credit: dimnikolov

Maria Savin - Health Care Administration and Regulatory Affairs

Maria has over twenty years of experience in the healthcare, in both clinical and management positions. She is a registered nurse with a certification in healthcare quality (CPHQ) and informatics. She has experience in pediatric patient care, healthcare software systems life cycle and software implementation, and healthcare regulatory compliance (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The Joint Commission, NCQA, URAC, and AHCA).

Maria has experience in development of training tools and business plans for execution of regulatory surveys, and has successfully led several surveys with various organizations. She oversaw software implementation for several healthcare agencies throughout the United States. She is actively licensed in the state of Florida as a registered nurse, and has a degree in healthcare administration / health information systems.


David Repka

David Repka

David Repka- Real Estate and Investing

Mr. Repka grew up in Buffalo, NY and has lived in Tampa­-St.Petersburg-­Clearwater, Florida since 1991. He began investing in value-added commercial real estate during his freshman year in college. He enjoyed the unabashed entrepreneurship of the real estate industry and decided at an early age that this was his calling. He's been involved in over one billion dollars of transactions as a real estate advisor, investor, developer or financier. He's been blessed to meet many wonderful friends, teachers, mentors, clients and role models over his 30+ year career.

David is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Canisius College. He is married to Tanya Baird Repka and are the proud parents of three daughters.  They live in a sleepy beach community on shore of the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy boating, sailing, kayaking, fishing and snow skiing.