Kathryne Carr Award 2018

Jack Ross has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Virginia. While attending UVA, Jack was a Rodman, IBM Watson, and Glenn Kirwin Scholar. Jack was awarded the Virginia STEM Award by Governor Ralph Northam for his work co-founding Beanstalk.


Kathryne “Kathy” Carr (1955-2015) was a vibrant life force in all she did. In the entrepreneurial world she gave generously of her spirit and experience; held a high expectation of integrity; and shared her boundless faith in those who innovate.

Mike Ross serves as Beanstalk’s CEO. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering with a focus on advanced rotorcraft propulsion from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Recently, Mike was an adjunct lecturer at the UVA teaching internet scale application development and artificial intelligence.