Peter McAlindon, Ph.D., is Entrepreneur in Residence at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. He also serves as a faculty advisor to Rollins students through the Entrepreneurial Scholar of Distinction (ESD) program, mentoring teams of students as they find commercial applications and develop paths to market for technologies developed by NASA.
Dr. McAlindon is the founder and chief executive officer of Blue Orb Inc., a technology company that develops computer technology for persons with disabilities. Blue Orb Inc. created and now markets and sells the orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard. The orbiTouch is a patented computer keyboard and mouse that requires no finger or wrist motion to operate. It was developed for people who do not have the finger or hand dexterity to use a regular keyboard or mouse. Through Blue Orb, Dr. McAlindon has successfully secured three sequential rounds of funding from the National Science Foundation’s SBIR program and more than $5,000,000 in angel investor funding. Dr. McAlindon is in the process of completing a three-year National Science Foundation grant to help people with disabilities become entrepreneurs. Additionally, he is a co-founder of venVelo, Florida's newest business accelerator and seed capital fund.