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Matt Dunlevy named executive in residence at UND business school

Dunlevy is the founder of SkySkopes, Inc., a Minot-based drone company. He is a UND alumnus, who studied mechanical engineering and history before going on to found SkySkopes. The company got its start in the UND Center for Innovation business incubator, in Grand Forks.

Matt Dunlevy
Matt Dunlevy

Matt Dunlevy has been named executive in residence at the Middleton School of Entrepreneurship & Management, part of the UND’s Nistler College of Business and Public Administration.

Dunlevy is the founder of SkySkopes, Inc., a Minot-based drone company. He is a UND alumnus, who studied mechanical engineering and history before going on to found SkySkopes. The company got its start in the UND Center for Innovation business incubator in Grand Forks.

“I am so honored to be named executive in residence in the UND Nistler College of Business & Public Administration,” Dunlevy said. “Higher education is one of the most important places to advance the UAS frontier.”

SkySkopes specializes in data collection and processing, geographic information system mapping and other support for the utility and energy sectors. The company has since expanded its footprint across the nation, with its headquarters in Minot and offices in Fargo, Minneapolis, Fort Worth, Texas, and Camarillo, Calif. It was the first FAA-approved UAS service provider startup in North Dakota.

In 2016, Dunlevy teamed up with the NCoBPA to launch the nation’s first business program dedicated to UAS entrepreneurship.

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“UAS is one of many emerging technologies affecting professional accounting practice,” said Kate Campbell, professor and chair of the UND accountancy department. “We are excited to have Matt help familiarize our students with the use of drones in inventory management, audit, and a variety of compliance and environmental, social and governance applications.”

Duane Helleloid, professor and chair of the UND Department of Management, said he is happy that Dunleavy has joined the faculty, and that his experiences will be a valuable contribution to UND students’ education.

“Matt's expertise in creating SkySkopes and building a company can be an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs,” Helleloid said.

"I am very happy that Matt has joined our faculty and will be able to contribute his expertise to our students,” said Duane Helleloid, professor and chair of the UND Department of Management. “Matt's expertise in creating SkySkopes and building a company can be an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs."

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