NextPhase Foundation

NextPhase Foundation is an organization seeking to leverage responsibility-based partnerships among educational, governmental and industry stakeholders for the benefit U.S. economy. Our mission is to position NextPhase as a high tech transfer commercialization pipeline between governmental agencies, private citizens, corporations and various sources of funding with interconnected goals toward:

  • Stimulating high tech industry growth with an initial focus on the southeast U.S.
  • Enriching specialized compulsory education programs through real-life development and application of multidisciplinary skills toward high tech creation and entrepreneurship
  • Facilitating the pipeline between applied and proven skills & knowledge and the global industries which need them

MISSION STATEMENT

Believing that every act of advocacy has a ripple effect inside our economy and on behalf of future generations, our missions are organized and intersected to assure the most effective enhancement of leveraged benefit toward education, technological development & collaboration and effective & sustainable regional growth. Our missions are:

  • To foster the open collaboration of people and ideas, regardless of race, age, gender, socio-economics or official educational status.
  • To sponsor, generate and nurture high tech entrepreneurial and startup opportunities in the southeast United States from all walks of life.
  • To catalyze effective development and retention of high tech entrepreneurial opportunities across the southeastern region of the US.
  • To build a bridge facilitating the transfer of technological information for commercial development between government entities and private citizens developing novel business enterprise.
  • To provide vital educational, intellectual growth and networking opportunities to Arkansas School of Math, Sciences and Arts students of need through enrichment scholarships and, eventually, collegiate scholarships.

Staff and Advisors

Robin Smith
Robin Smith

CEO/Co-Founder

Tricia Curreri
Tricia Curreri

Chairman/Board of Directors

Will Baker
Will Baker

CFO/Treasurer

Don Lloyd Cook
Don Lloyd Cook

General Counsel

Lexie Smith
Lexie Smith

Creative Generalist

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