Vice President of Innovation @ Don Ryan Center for Innovation
Charles Wohl is the Vice President of Innovation for the Don Ryan Center for Innovation in Bluffton, South Carolina. Prior joining the Don Ryan Center, Charles was the Executive Director of Texas Capital Network Inc. helping connect growth stage companies to needed capital. Previously he launched HTC North, a technology-focused entrepreneurial ecosystem and incubator in The Woodlands and surrounding area local community that included developing new clients for the Houston Technology Center (HTC), supporting the mission of HTC’s partner, HARC. Included in his work was the design of a unique series of regularly scheduled events named Innovators in the Woods which attracted entrepreneurs, investors, civic leaders and service providers. The program further added faculty and students from Sam Houston State University and a cadre of bright high school students interested in learning about the business of technology as a way to encourage STEM education.
The HTC North clean-tech incubator built on Charles’ record of achievement in technology driven industries and leveraged his experience in domestic and world markets building and leading successful product and business development initiatives. As an intrapreneur within major corporations, a small business consultant and serial entrepreneur, Mr. Wohl is skilled in product development, market entry, sales, licensing, and operations management. Charles complete his undergraduate degree at California State University, Long Beach and post graduate and graduate degrees at the University of Southern California. He is a named inventor on numerous patents and a member of the Institute of Navigation (ION) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Angel Capital Association (ACA).
Prior to moving to Bluffton, Charles was active in the Texas start-up community serving as a mentor and judge for numerous programs at the University of Texas, Texas A&M University and Rice University along with the Regional Clean Tech Open program. He is active in his church, a volunteer committee chairman for the PGA Tour Champions Insperity Invitational Golf Tournament and the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
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