Executive Director of Commercialization, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin


Mellie Price, a 25-year Austinite, is the Executive Director of Commercialization at The Dell Medical School. She is an experienced investor, executive, fund manager and eight-time entrepreneur with a range of business experience from small private sector to a large publicly traded organisation. She has created and managed both organic and explosive growth scenarios for a variety of organisations.

Ms. Price is a Co-Founder of Capital Factory as well as a former General Partner to its investment fund. She is the Co-Founder of SoftMatch, which connects enterprises interested in innovation to the highly fragmented global startup ecosystem. She was also the Founder and CEO of Austin’s own Front Gate Solutions and Front Gate Tickets, one of the largest privately held ticketing companies in the US/Canada from 2002 to 2015 when it was sold to Live Nation.

Ms. Price is an active member of the Texas entrepreneurship community and a winner of the prestigious Austin Business Journal’s 2015 Profiles in Power Award as well as the 2014 Tech Titan Award. She is a proud member of the Board of Directors for Leadership Austin and the Sustainable Food Center. She is also a founding Advisor to Texas Competes and currently serves on the Social Innovation Council and the Technology Advisory Committee for Austin Mayor Steve Adler.

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