Gillian Hook, a senior at Elon University, is part of the Fall 2018 UIF cohort. She is a business student at Elon’s Love School of Business, double majoring in Finance and Accounting. At Elon, her cohort started the bi-annual Business and Stem speaker series as their UIF project. So far individuals from the automobile to the craft brewery industry have been speakers.
Gillian first found interest in innovation and entrepreneurship through startup companies in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. In the spring of 2017, she had the opportunity to attend her first Angel Investment meeting with Blue Tree Allied Angels. Immediately, she was intrigued by the process and vowed to learn more. By the summer of 2018, she had become an active participant in Next Act Fund, a woman-led Angel Investment group also in Pittsburgh. Her interest in start-up companies and the endless entrepreneurial possibilities are a few reasons why Gillian became a University Innovation Fellow.
Elon University Student Priorities
University Innovation Fellows
Fall 2018: Gillian Hook, Sydney Thornton
Spring 2018: Yousaf Khan, Regan O'Donnell, Noor Irshaidat, Haley Brengartner
Spring 2017: Josh Cadorette, Briana Brady, James Setzer, Nick Smith
Spring 2016: Elizabeth Jordan, Gabrielle Vance, Sean Webber, Kyle McKinley, William Kakavas
Spring 2015: Ben Driscoll, Jensen Roll, Matt Snow, Giles Roll