Educating Young Entrepreneurs in America

Founder Deborah June Simpson brings 30 years business experience to EYE. A serial entrepreneur and accomplished professional, she finds great joy in inspiring students to unmask their true potential.

Ms. Simpson traces her lineage to Roger Sherman, a signatory to the Declaration of Independence. Her family came to America in the 1600s and she consistently seeks to share her sense of optimism and “can-do” attitude that made this nation great.

Board of Directors

Deborah Simpson
Robert Spencer
Deborah Mahoney

Board of Advisors

Dan Lynch
Dan Lynch is a private investor. Mr. Lynch founded Interop a multi-million dollar technology conference which highlights the technology of the Internet. He is a co-founder of CyberCash, Inc, which developed some of the early technology now used in PayPal. As a member of ACM and ISOC, Lynch is active in computer networking.

He was Director of Computing Facilities at SRI International in the mid to late 70's. He formerly served as manager of the computing laboratory for the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI, which conducts research in robotics, vision, speech understanding, automatic theorem proving and distributed databases. While at SRI he performed initial development of the TCP/IP protocols in conjunction with Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN). As Director of Information Processing Division for the Information Sciences Institute in Marina del Rey (USC-ISI) Lynch led the Arpanet team that made the transition from the original NCP protocols to the current TCP/IP based protocols. He directed this effort from 1980 until 1983.

Lynch received a BA/BS in mathematics and philosophy from Loyola Marymount University and obtained a Master's Degree in mathematics from UCLA. Dan now lives full time in St. Helena, California where he is enjoying the life of a retired gentleman farmer. He devotes much of his time serving on boards of non-profits such as Clinic Ole, CorStone, Santa Fe Institute and SAPTA.

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