Chip Bobbert

Director of the Colopy Entrepreneurship Program


Joined NCSSM in June 2023

Chip Bobbert joined NCSSM in June 2024 as Director of the Colopy Entrepreneurship Program. Chip has spent 20 years in education as a program developer, technologist and funder, turning emerging technologies into impactful services. At Duke University, he spent a decade as a senior technologist and Innovation Architect, building one of the largest and most recognized programs of its kind in higher education where it earned a listing among the Top 50 by Newsweek. He frequently collaborates with innovators, entrepreneurs, and funders and has been involved in developing numerous products, services, publications, and inventions. Chip has also taught at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering and served as an Emerging Technologist and Director in the UNC System, where he pioneered streaming media use in education. His efforts there earned him the Staff Employee of the Year award and a North Carolina State Employee of the Year nomination. Outside his institutional roles, Chip co-founded Construct3D, a company focused on professional development and the national dialogue around innovation centers. Through this channel, he is a frequent speaker on Industry 4.0 and educational technologies. He holds a graduate degree in Instructional Design and Technology and is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. His current focus is on next-generation digital credentials, which aim to quantify and verify learners’ competencies faster and more accurately. He has worked on implementing these technologies and pushed for the development of a $15 million fund to support these programs.

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