Jeff Livesay

Jeff Livesay has more than 45 years of experience in advanced technology and business, starting with work in Artificial Intelligence during its infancy in 1977. He has made impacts in various sectors including healthcare, supercomputing, energy, telecommunications, defense, education, credit, and supermarket/retail while working at companies including IBM, MITRE, MiHIN, Absoft, Sprint, and Inference Corporation.
Jeff serially founded/co-founded numerous companies including Wellbid/Wellogix, MiHIN, Velatura, A.J. Goodware, and Execution LLC, generating combined investments, revenues, grants, and other income totaling more than $300 million. He has authored more than 30 patents and has been an invited/keynote speaker at numerous national conferences and events. Jeff has worked with numerous startups and incubators including Ann Arbor’s SPARK, is in his third year as a mentor with Winston Starts and is also a repeat mentor with Nordic Amplify. Jeff’s latest startup, CopyForward Inc., is a Winston Starts cohort company and NC IDEA SEED grantee. CopyForward enables future royalties for creators and collectors on their assets.
Jeff has a B.S. in Engineering and AI from Michigan State University and completed work for his M.S. in Computer Science and AI at N.C. State University. He likes green and red, obviously!