Kornelius Bankston


Managing Partner 

Anthony Florence Jr


Sr Associate 



is the Managing Partner of "techPLUG". He leads the firm's business development engagements, startup partnerships and global health efforts.    

Bankston is a graduate of Morehouse College (BSc.- Chemistry), Emory University (MSc. Biomolecular Chemistry), and the Georgia Institute of Technology (MBA- Management of Technology).

After graduating from Emory University, Kornelius worked for a startup founded by Dr. Dennis Liotta as a business development intern. He went on to become a project manager with the Georgia Department of Economic Development where he worked to help recruit Baxter (now known as Takeda) to Georgia. He moved on to manage Morehouse School of Medicine’s first Office of Technology Transfer and Office of Industry Sponsored Clinical trials.  He was able to help underserved populations who traditionally do not participate in clinical trials to become more engaged in clinical research. Kornelius served as the director of bioscience ecosystem expansion for the Metro Atlanta Chamber where he worked to recruit bioscience companies to the Metro Atlanta region.  While at the Metro Atlanta Chamber he launched Global Health ATL, www.globalhealthatl.com, to promote Atlanta as the Center for Global Health. Most recently, Kornelius served as the director of business development for Color Genomics leading the company’s southeast business development efforts.  Color Genomics is a Silicon Valley based biotech company.


is a Sr Associate, he leads brand marketing, operations and the firms culture activations. 

Before entering the startup world Anthony spent nine years building a career in banking, mainly focusing in operations management strategy and leadership development. His banking career has afforded him to work in some of the most competitive markets such as New York, NY, Atlanta, GA and his hometown of Houston, Tx.

​Anthony's main focus is to make a significant mark within the creative culture of entrepreneurs and to be of service within the startup community.

"We build bridges to redefine whats possible to create a better tomorrow  for all populations."  

                     -K. Bankston