Our Staff

Caroline Crowder

As Program Coordinator, Caroline is responsible for the organization, modification, and creation of new Incubator programs. She is our "community curator," and assists with communications, event planning, and administrative duties.


Chad Hardaway

Chad serves as the connector for all things Incubator, USC, and Columbia. He holds the position of Associate Director at the Incubator, Associate Director of USC’s Office of Economic Engagement, and Director of USC’s Technology Commercialization Office.


Bill Kirkland

Bill serves as our Executive Director at the pleasure of the Incubator’s Board of Directors. Bill spearheads strategic partnerships and guides our relationship with USC. He is also the Executive Director of USC’s Office of Economic Engagement. Bill mentors Incubator companies in strategic and operational planning, business development, and investor management.