Colin Ake

Principal
VentureLab
Regional Lead Instructor
I-Corps South
75 5th street NW
Suite 3190
Atlanta, GA 30308
Colin Ake works with Georgia Tech’s VentureLab to commercialize research from across Georgia Tech. He helps lead Georgia Tech’s National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Node grant where he teaches lean startup principles to commercialization teams from across the southeast. Before joining VentureLab in 2013, Colin spent four years in the Mojave desert refactoring Masten Space Systems from a suborbital launch provider to a provider of landing services and testbeds for NASA, JPL, and others. Colin holds a BS in Management and and MBA from Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. Colin works to commercialize any research based out of Georgia Tech but is personally interested in small satellites, in-situ resource utilization, and anything that expands the economic envelope of civilization and enables exploration.