Aleksandar Petkov is the program manager for the VentureBridge program and the bi-annual LaunchCMU at the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship. Additionally, he is the primary events, access, and space coordinator for the new Swartz Center space located in the Tepper Quad including the Lane Makerspace. Prior to joining the Swartz Center team he was the communications manager for Ansar of Pittsburgh, a non-profit grassroots organization that empowers immigrants with the tools needed to set new roots and become active society members in Pennsylvania and the city of Pittsburgh. Aleksandar graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Georgia Institute of Technology.