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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Karen LeVert

Karen LeVert
Ag TechInventures


Karen LeVert is President of Southeast TechInventures and Ag TechInventures, Inc.  She co-founded both companies as technology innovation labs focused on further developing promising technologies from universities and spinning them off into the commercial marketplace.

Ms. LeVert’s business experience encompasses both corporate and entrepreneurial worlds with over twenty-five years of successful leadership experience in start-ups, technology commercialization, and executive management.  She started her career at a Fortune-500 insurance company in positions of increasing responsibility from computer programmer, to controller, to general manager of a 500-person Property & Casualty service center. Her first entrepreneurial venture was launching a franchise bioremediation company in 1998 that she later sold in 2001. Before co-founding STI, Karen co-launched a Silicon Valley venture-funded software company focused on collegiate athletics.  Karen holds an MBA from the University of Dayton and an Information Technology undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University (EMU).  Karen was captain of her Division 1 basketball team at EMU.

Along with her professional duties she serves as a Board member for Ag TechInventures, Southeast TechInventures, North Carolina School of Science and Math, NC IDEA Foundation, and LCBA Life Insurance company.