Judge, 2018 Undergraduate Mid-Atlantic

Bion has been active with startup companies and an entrepreneur since founding his first venture in 2002. While in college, Bion founded numerous companies as well as an undergraduate entrepreneurial club. Through these ventures, he gained experience working with growth companies and entrepreneurial finance. The last of his companies grew to be one of the top 800 sites on the Internet and was acquired in late 2006.

Prior to co-founding Savano, Bion worked with Tom and Gus at SmithDefieux Capital Partners. Before teaming with Gus and Tom at SmithDefieux, he was with GE Capital’s finance assurance arm, Genworth Financial, as a member of their Financial Management Program.

Bion is a published author and his book about his last startup company sold over 25,000 copies worldwide. Outside of Savano, Bion is a private pilot, avid cyclist and sits on the Gen C Board of the Nature Conservancy. Bion is a Kauffman Fellow and member of Class 18. Bion graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Economics.