Office of Commercialization and Economic Development

Tim Martin

Assistant Director of Kickstart Venture Services, UNC Office of Commercialization and Economic Development

Tim Martin is the assistant director of Kickstart Venture Services in the UNC Office of Commercialization and Economic Development (OCED). He joined the OCED office in 2015. He is an entrepreneur, medical device engineer and mentor in the startup community. Tim spent time at four different medical device and biopharmaceutical companies in various capacities in research and development.

Tim spent three years launching FDA-regulated medical devices at Yukon Medical (Durham, NC). While in graduate school, Tim and three other students founded and spun out Augment Medical. Augment Medical is developing a communication platform for patients with disabilities. Since 2011, Tim has led Augment Medical through product development, patent submission, product development and fundraising. Tim earned his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from NC State University and his master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill.