Jan is the Director of Creative Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts. Jan founded Social Dynamx in 2010 raised $3 million in funding, the company brought to market the first social customer care platform designed for the needs of big enterprises, and quickly attracted several large customers such as DISH Network, Time Warner Cable, and Hewlett-Packard. This led to an acquisition by Lithium Technologies in 2012.
Jan originally moved to Austin in 1996 to join the executive team who launched Vignette Corporation, an early Internet enterprise software company that went public in 1999. Jan established Vignette’s sales infrastructure and management team. She launched Women@Austin in 2013 to advance young women entrepreneurs gain access to new sources of capital.