Founder, President & CEO
Established in 2008, Mr. Williams is the founder, President and CEO of Eighteen Ventures. Eighteen
Venture focus on helping health technology entrepreneurs and startup firms secure SBIR funds for the development of novel
From 2014 to 2016, Mr.
Williams formed and operated HealthTech MaineTM, a private consulting firm helping Maine health technology startups
win Maine Technology Institute (MTI) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding to develop innovative health technologies.
Mr. Williams founded
and operated the former Washington, DC-based company, Washington Emerging Technologies Center (WETC) from 1999 until 2006.
Under his leadership,WETC secured three U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) funding grants and coordinated SBIR outreach
activities for the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The outreach included presenting over 50 instructional workshops to
technology-based companies. He also created and hosted the Connect With CapitalTM, which brought together SBIR
award winners with potential capital investors. The entire outreach effort served over 200 small businesses and 300 individual
During Bates College's 2015
Short-Term session, Mr. Williams was appointed Practitioner in Residence. In this position he taught a five week interactive
course on entrepreneurship. The class focused on instructing undergraduate students on how to use research, critical thinking,
creative, team building and presentation skills to solve an identified market problem and produce a solution that leads to
starting a small business.
A Washington Metropolitan Area District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration,
2001 Volunteer Award Recipient: Mr. Williams provided business development assistance to DC area small business owners and
aspiring entrepreneurs at the SBA Business Information Center (BIC).
Mr. Williams participated
as an active volunteer mentor with the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED).
He is a 1986 graduate
of Bates College, where he majored in Political Science.