First Flight implements its Navigator Program for resident Companies @ FFVC

 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – March 10 2017 – First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), a Research Triangle Park-based technology incubator, launched its Navigator program in First Quarter 2017.

In February, an initial twelve companies signed up for the Navigator program, which leverages the talent and experience of seasoned entrepreneurs and executive-level individuals. “Our Navigators are here to help FFVC resident companies build successful ventures by serving as trusted advisors. Their participation is voluntary and based on their desire to give back to the entrepreneurial community,” said Mary Musacchia, FFVC board chair. “The goal is to help guide the company forward, faster and farther.”

A Navigator is paired with a senior executive from a participating company, allowing the company’s executive to gain from the Navigator’s knowledge and experience, helping advance the company toward graduation from FFVC. “Working with a Navigator is a fundamental element and an outstanding benefit of the overall FFVC program for start-ups,” according to Jim McLean, President of Learning Machines, a First Flight resident company.

Adam Steege, founder of Trio Labs has already been meeting with his Navigator, Steve Warwick, and had this to say about the Program. “Being a startup company working on manufacturing technology has a unique set of challenges. FFVC has matched us with a navigator whose expertise in advanced technology and fabrication is a unique skill set, and even though we’ve only had one meeting, we can already tell that his input will be invaluable in developing our business.”


First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) is a high-science, high-impact incubator located in the heart of Research Triangle Park. Established in 1991, its Mission is to support the development and growth of high-science, high-impact entrepreneurial companies by providing tailored resources, guidance, connections, and support required for their commercial success.


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