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Office of Innovation and
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National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) Board

Julie Goonewardene
Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Strategic Investment, University of Texas System; Austin, TX

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The University of Texas (UT) System encompasses eight academic universities and six health institutions. Ms. Goonewardene is the associate vice chancellor for innovation and strategic investment. She serves as the strategic leader and advisor for the UT System and UT institutions in all areas related to commercialization, growth and expansion of innovation and entrepreneurship including the UT Horizon Fund. She is an experienced entrepreneur, having co-founded Cantilever Technologies, a venture-backed software company that was successfully acquired. Prior to Cantilever, she was a co-founder of Technology Solutions (TSC), an IT services firm which went public three years after its inception. Ms. Goonewardene recently completed a four-year term as a member of the Board of Trustees for the American Medical Association.