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About the Center

Apex Center students and staff in action

The Apex Center for Entrepreneurs inspires and empowers students, faculty and alumni to turn their passion, purpose, and ideas into action.

Our portfolio of programs is inter-disciplinary, and provides any Hokie, from any major, and any year the opportunity to engage in all phases of the entrepreneurship and innovation process, and encourages alumni to interface with the next generations of entrepreneurs.

History

Meet Our Founders

The Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is named in recognition of a joint commitment of $5 million by four Virginia Tech alumni, Brian Callaghan, Ted Hanson, Win Sheridan, and Jeffrey Veatch.

Our namesake, Apex Systems, is the information technology staffing and services company that Callaghan, Sheridan, and Veatch founded in 1995, which Hanson joined as chief financial officer in 1998.

Apex Systems, which was acquired by ASGN, Inc. in 2012, has trailing 12-month revenue of more than $1 billion. In 2013, it placed more than 20,000 professionals while serving more than 1,200 clients across a variety of industries.

Brian Callaghan, Ted Hanson, Edwin “Win” Sheridan, and Jeffrey Veatch

“From their personal experience, these four donors have shown how you can be successful entrepreneurs, and I’m delighted they want to share what they’ve learned, inspire others, and be models for current students, faculty and alumni. This gift ensures that our Center is a long-term success and has the resources to transform entrepreneurship at Virginia Tech and beyond.”

— Pamplin College of Business Dean Robert Sumichrast

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