Edwin Williams

Edwin Williams

Founder & CEO of Perserbid; Co-Founder of Startup Tri-Cities.

Liz Bennett

Liz Bennett

A 2015 MBA graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Liz Lewis focused her studies on Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation. She spent a summer interning in Silicon Valley with Plug & Play Tech Center as their Summer Camp Ambassador where she learned some of the ins and outs of everyday entrepreneurship and venture investing.

Before her interest in entrepreneurship began Liz was all about Japan.  She lived and worked in Japan for 12 years as an Assistant English Teacher for 5 years, before opening her own conversation school which she successfully ran for 4 years.  Switching gears in 2010 she began working logistics and international sales for a small family owned artisanal soy sauce manufacturer.  Helping this company grow and experiencing the struggles that small businesses go through really ignited her passion for entrepreneurship.

Liz currently helps entrepreneurs and small businesses through her position as Assistant Director of the ETSU Innovation Lab, a high-tech business incubator located in Johnson City, TN.

Rebecca Cox

Rebecca Cox

Rebecca is a multi-faceted designer and marketer with a focus in Graphic Design, Digital Marketing Strategies, and Creative Writing. She is also a first-generation American and became an international traveler before she could learn to walk. She has traveled over much of Western Europe, and over the course of her travels she developed an appreciation for different cultures while being exposed to the marketing side of the art community.

Rebecca focused her studies on Graphic Design and the French Language, graduating in 2016 from East Tennessee State University. During her college career, she traveled abroad studying French Classicism in Paris, was a founding member of the Graphic Design Collective, and began freelancing for various small businesses.

Rebecca currently designs and executes social media, editorial, and digital marketing strategies through her position as Digital Marketing Specialist.