Ventures may be at a wide range of developmental stages, from ideation through commercialization. The goal of our mentor network is to catalyze the entrepreneurial success of I2C founders. Period!

I2C Innovation Mentors are subject matter experts, gurus, doers, advisors, folks who want to genuinely connect, contribute and be a pivotal resource to our companies and entrepreneurs. They are enablers of innovation, entrepreneurship and “getting it done”!

Our Innovation Mentors are available to all I2C virtual / resident companies and faculty / students looking to take their idea forward.


Jeff Showalter



301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Jeff currently serves as the Chief Development Officer & General Counsel for JHNA, a high growth government contracting firm focused on science & technology engineering services for current and future weapons systems, aviation & robotic systems & emerging technologies.

Jeff has more than twenty years of professional service advising non-profits, start-ups, emerging growth companies, technology companies and government contractors and those who invest in such companies on overall strategy, fund-raising activities and related investment strategies, contracting and intellectual property-capture processes, organizational structure, corporate governance, corporate compliance, business development, human resources and all facets of commercial transactions and mergers and acquisitions. His work as an organizational leader, lawyer, investor and business consultant roles enables him to work successfully with a wide array of stakeholders—to include owners, investors, employees and shareholders.

Jeff is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served five years in the Army. Degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Management from the U.S. Military Academy, a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and a Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School. He is a member, director or advisor to multiple organizations devoted to veterans’ issues and education.

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