Tom Rogers


Tom is the Director of Industrial Partnerships and Economic Development at ORNL. He founded and led Technology 2020, a nationally acclaimed public-private partnership focused on tech-based startups for 12 years. He also serves on the investment committee for two regional venture capital funds and leads the entrepreneurial curriculum for UT’s Bredesen Center PhD program.

Beth Conerty


Beth is the Project Manager for Entrepreneurship in ORNL’s Office of Industrial Partnerships and Economic Development. She is a graduate from UT’s Bredesen Center, having completed her dissertation research at ORNL on genetic engineering for biofuels production.