Through his generous financial gift and strong support for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johnathan Robertson worked with Innovate Carolina to launch the Dreamers-Who-Do program. Through his vision and support, Carolina students get the chance to hone their skills in innovation and entrepreneurship and make an immediate social and economic impact in communities around the state of North Carolina and world.
Johnathan Robertson is the president and managing director of TG Capital, a venture capital firm based in Miami. Prior to joining TG in 1999, Johnathan was a consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Johnathan received his graduate degree from Harvard University and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he played football and was named to the USA Today All-Academic Team. During Johnathan’s senior year at Carolina, he was awarded the Luce Scholarship, was a recipient of the Truman Scholarship, and was North Carolina’s Rhodes Scholar selection.
Johnathan is the proud husband of Shannon Robertson and father of three children. Shannon is a graduate of Harvard Business School and a past trustee on the Stanford University Alumni Board of Trustees. In his role with TG, Johnathan serves on the board of directors for multiple portfolio companies. Johnathan also currently serves as a trustee for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation.
“Innovation demands that you take risks, put your ideas out there, and be willing to fail. Shannon and I wanted to support Innovate Carolina’s efforts to provide students with meaningful, innovation-related experiences and resources which encourage persistence through the roadblocks they will encounter. Motivating experiences and supportive resources all help to keep student entrepreneurs sanguine and focused on their long term goals. Shannon and I are honored to be associated with the Dreamers-Who-Do Program and its student entrepreneurs.”
Dreamers-Who-Do Breakfast Presentation
Johnathan Robertson (center) meets with the first class of Dreamers-Who-Do students. These UNC-Chapel Hill students presented and provided updates on their innovation and entrepreneurship projects made possible through the program.