(From Left to Right: Steve Turner, John Ingram, Joe Galante, Landon Gibbs, Michael Burcham, Stuart McWhorter, and Mark Montgomery)
Bullpen Ventures was started in February of 2011 by Stuart McWhorter and John Ingram to help entrepreneurs grow fresh ideas into thriving businesses. Shortly after launching the partnership, Bullpen Ventures was joined by three new investors Steve Turner, Joe Galante, and Mark Montgomery. The purpose of the investment partnership is to turn novel concepts into bankable business ventures within 90 days. Operating out of the Entrepreneur Center, Bullpen Ventures gives entrepreneurs who ordinarily might not be able to launch the company they have always dreamed of due to the lack of access to seed capital, the ability to develop a working prototype and an investable story in an environment that is rich with entrepreneurial resources. Thanks to unique skillsets of the investors, Bullpen Ventures also offers entrepreneurs the ability to be mentored by experienced businessmen, who have a wealth of contacts and great institutional knowledge due to their own business success. Additionally, as a way to show our commitment to the Entrepreneur Center, a portion of the proceeds from any successful endeavor will go to help sustain the Center.