Andrew Schwab

President, First Flight Venture Center

Schwab is a successful entrepreneur and investor with over 25 years experience building and growing technology focused startup companies. He has held C-level executive roles in four startup technology companies spanning Internet software development through personalized medicine and has negotiated two successful exits. As a seasoned executive with proven management and startup skills, he has led two companies featured in the Triangle Fast 50 for their outstanding revenue growth. Most recently, he has guided the resurgence of the First Flight Venture Center mentoring 30 healthcare technology companies at a time in a wide range of complex business issues including financing, operational challenges, and strategic mergers and acquisitions. An active investor for over 20 years and a founder of RTP Capital, Schwab was recently recognized by the Angel Capital Association as one of the region’s most active investor networks.

Schwab was the 2016 recipient of the individual Lifetime Achievement Award in Life Sciences from the Triangle Business Journal. He earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, and he holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University.