Brent Sebold is the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship + Innovation Training and Development Network within Arizona State University’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development. In this role, Brent leads a variety of enterprise-wide entrepreneurial training and development initiatives for student, faculty, and community-based innovators.
Concurrently, Sebold serves as the Director of Entrepreneurship + Innovation @ the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Dr. Sebold is responsible for the organization and advancement of curricular and co-curricular entrepreneurship programs for all Fulton students and faculty. He also oversees the eSeed Challenge + Accelerator, which is the Schools’ premier new venture funding and support initiative. Brent also co-directs the Fulton Generator Labs, which is a 6,500 square foot workspace for student enterprisers.
Prior to serving in these roles, Brent was the Executive Director of Venture Development and the Director of Acceleration Curriculum within Entrepreneurship + Innovation. Additionally, he led the regional ecosystem development efforts for the U.S. Department of Defense’s implementation of ASU’s Furnace Technology Transfer Accelerator and operated Arizona Furnace 2.0 in partnership with several research and funding organizations throughout the state.
Brent also ran ASU’s Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative and the inaugural ASU Venture Devils program. During his tenure, he directly managed 40 Edson client companies who raised over $1.2 million in external funding and featured 10 grand prize winners in several global student startup competitions, including Entrepreneur magazine's 2011 Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year. He also led the 2016-18 redesign and institutionalization of the Mentor and Funding Networks within E+I's Venture Development unit.
Brent earned a Business Administration degree from Ohio University and his Master and Doctor of Education degrees at ASU.