Entrepreneur in Residence

The Entrepreneur in Residence is an integral part of the iNET academic initiative. The EIR empowers students to think like entrepreneurs, helps students develop entrepreneurial skills, and mentors student entrepreneurs who want to start a company. The EIR speaks to classes about developing entrepreneurial thinking and what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

Dean Dan O'Hair named Brian Raney the iNET Entrepreneur in Residence in 2012. Brian received a B.S. in Computer Science in 2005 and an M.S. in Economics in 2006 from the University of Kentucky. Brian founded his first software company, Sfenity, before graduating from college. After overseeing its merger with APAX Software, Brian served as the company’s CEO through its transition from a small Web design firm to a top resource for mobile app development. Brian co-founded the Young Entrepreneurs of Lexington organization in 2008, and founded Awesome Inc, a business incubator and technology lab in downtown Lexington, Ky. in 2009. Raney was honored as the Lexington Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010.

Contact: Brian Raney.