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UNY I-Corps Instructors bring a wealth of experience to our courses
Andrea Ippolito
Andrea Ippolito

Instructor for eLab, Cornell’s student accelerator, and Engineering’s Commercialization Fellowship.

Ken Rother
Ken Rother

Director of hardware accelerator programs at both Rev: Ithaca Start Up Works and Cornell University's eLab student program.

Ed Bazari
Ed Bizari

Over 30 years of global experience working with emerging technologies, defining strategy, and driving growth within small organizations.

Deborah Streeter
Deborah Streeter

Entrepreneurship, small business management, and innovative uses of technology are the focus of Dr. Streeter's teaching, research, and outreach.

Alex Hagan
Alex Hagan

Years of management experience guides Alex Hagan as he mentors clean energy startups at The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in Binghamton, NY.

Kit Needham
Kit Needham

Entrepreneur-in-residence & Associate Director at Project Olympus, providing students business strategy planning & connections to industry experts.

Carrie White
Carrie White

Assistant Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at West Virginia University. Carrie is responsible for the WVU IDEA Hub Ecosystem which consists of multidisciplinary collaboration in innovation across the campus.

Brad Treat
Brad Treat

Past co-founder and CEO of several successsful tech startups, faculty at the Johnson School at Cornell, Cornell Engineering, and Ithaca College.

Elisa Miller-Out
Elisa Miller-Out

Tech entrepreneur, investor, board director and community builder currently acting as Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell University.

Tom Schryver
Tom Schryver

Serves on the teaching team for eLab, Cornell’s student business accelerator, as well as entrepreneurship and business strategy courses at Cornell.

Anthony Testa
Anthony Testa

RIT Saunders College of Business instructor for the Summer Seed Accelerator and the Applied Entrepreneurship Program.

Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson

Founder of Neworks rapid-fire technology commercialization workshops that has been the spark for over 150 new technology-based companies since 2004.

Randy Quinn
Randy Quinn

Associate Director of the Evansdale Innovation Center at The West Virginia University as well as adjunct faculty for both the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Sciences and the College of Business and Economics at WVU

Fernando
Fernando Gómez-Baquero

Director of Runway and Spinoffs at the Jacobs Technion– Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech. Fernando Gómez-Baquero helps postdoctoral entrepreneurs build companies out of digital technologies in digital health, telecommunications, education, cybersecurity, and IoT.

Tony Frontera
Tony Frontera

Branding & marketing expert at Binghamton University.

Dave Miller
Dave Miller

Program development, management, and implementation expertise in building enthusiastic, mission-oriented teams.

Mike Riedlinger
Mike Riedlinger

Seasoned founder, board member, strategist, and managing director, Mike supports entrepreneurs with business model development and marketing strategy.

Clint Ballinger
Clint Ballinger

CEO of nanotech company Evident Technologies, Dr. Balliner is skilled at translating advanced material science into products to create new markets.

Scot Atkins
Scot Atkins

Associate Professor at RIT in the NTID Business Studies Department teaching courses in Management and Entrepreneurship.

Brian Bauer
Brian Bauer

Brian Bauer is the Program Director for clean energy programs with Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement, He runs 76West, NYSERDA’s clean energy business competition, and he is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Southern Tier Startup Alliance.

Jim P
Jim Pietropaolo

Jim is a medical device industry veteran with a combination of large company and entrepreneurial experience working with tech-based startup companies. Currently as part of the Invent Penn State team, Jim developed and manages the Penn State Startup Leadership Network (SLN).

Andrea Ippolito

Andrea Ippolito

Instructor for eLab, Cornell’s student accelerator, and Engineering’s Commercialization Fellowship.

Brad Treat

Brad Treat

Past co-founder and CEO of several successful tech startups, faculty at the Johnson School at Cornell, Cornell Engineering, and Ithaca College

Tony Frontera

Tony Frontera

Branding & marketing expert at Binghamton University.

Ken Rother

Ken Rother

Director of hardware accelerator programs at both Rev: Ithaca Start Up Works and Cornell University’s eLab student program.

Elisa Miller-Out

Elisa Miller-Out

Tech entrepreneur, investor, board director and community builder currently acting as Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell University.

Dave Miller

Dave Miller

Program development, management, and implementation expertise in building enthusiastic, mission-oriented teams.

Ed Bazari

Ed Bizari

Over 30 years of global experience working with emerging technologies, defining strategy, and driving growth within small organizations.

Tom Schryver

Tom Schryver

Serves on the teaching team for eLab, Cornell’s student business accelerator, as well as entrepreneurship and business strategy courses at Cornell.

Mike Riedlinger

Mike Riedlinger

Seasoned founder, board member, strategist, and managing director, Mike supports entrepreneurs with business model development and marketing strategy.

Deborah Streeter

Deborah Streeter

Entrepreneurship, small business management, and innovative uses of technology are the focus of Dr. Streeter’s teaching, research, and outreach.

Anthony Testa

Anthony Testa

RIT Saunders College of Business instructor for the Summer Seed Accelerator and the Applied Entrepreneurship Program.

Clint Ballinger

Clint Ballinger

CEO of nanotech company Evident Technologies, Dr. Ballinger is skilled at translating advanced material science into products to create new markets.

Alex Hagan

Alex Hagan

Years of management experience guides Alex Hagan as he mentors clean energy startups at The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in Binghamton, NY.

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

Founder of Neworks rapid-fire technology commercialization workshops that has been the spark for over 150 new technology-based companies since 2004.

Scot Atkins

Scot Atkins

Associate Professor at RIT in the NTID Business Studies Department teaching courses in Management and Entrepreneurship.

Kit Needham

Kit Needham

Entrepreneur-in-residence & Associate Director at Project Olympus, providing students business strategy planning & connections to industry experts.

Randy Quinn

Randy Quinn

Associate Director of the Evansdale Innovation Center at The West Virginia University as well as adjunct faculty for both the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Sciences and the College of Business and Economics at WVU.

Carrie White

Carrie White

Assistant Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at West Virginia University. Carrie is responsible for the WVU IDEA Hub Ecosystem which consists of multidisciplinary collaboration in innovation across the campus.

Brian Bauer

Brian Bauer

Brian Bauer is the Program Director for clean energy programs with Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement, He runs 76West, NYSERDA’s clean energy business competition, and he is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Southern Tier Startup Alliance.

Fernando

Fernando Gómez-Baquero

Director of Runway and Spinoffs at the Jacobs Technion– Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech. Fernando Gómez-Baquero helps postdoctoral entrepreneurs build companies out of digital technologies in digital health, telecommunications, education, cybersecurity, and IoT.

Jim P

Jim Pietropaolo

Jim is a medical device industry veteran with a combination of large company and entrepreneurial experience working with tech-based startup companies. Currently as part of the Invent Penn State team, Jim developed and manages the Penn State Startup Leadership Network (SLN).

Jerry Adamski

RIT, Saunders College of Business and Kate Gleason College of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Multidisciplinary New Product Design Business Coach. Entrepreneur in Residence for LaunchNY.

Olga Petrova

Olga Petrova manages the life sciences and biomedical portfolio for E&IP, facilitating patenting and commercialization of new technologies arising from Binghamton University research. She also oversees the Binghamton Acceleration of Cleantech Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (XCEED) program.

Nate Cook

Cook is a practicing lawyer and visiting lecturer at the Johnson School at Cornell University. Cook serves as mentor for the 76West Clean Energy Competition and a judge for Cornell Law School’s Transactional Lawyering Competition

Robert Manasier

Robert Manasier is a serial entrepreneur and brand builder, with experience in over 144 international startups, 400 products/services commercialized, 1000s of acceleration/commercialization campaigns, as the CEO of In Focus Brands.  In addition to the In Focus Brands’ portfolio of companies, Robert currently serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence of the NYS Innovation HotSpot Program (Innovate 518), UAlbany Innovation Center, IgniteU NY and the Sage Colleges; National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Trainer; StartUp Weekend International Facilitator and Organizer; Adjunct Professor at Sage College School of Management and Hudson Valley Community College; Board Member of the Parkhurst Field Foundation, EDA Labs, SparkSaratoga, Rutgers University Big Data Board, Tech Valley Center of Gravity and Saratoga Springs  Recreation Commission Member.

With over $100M raised for startups, an average of 20—25% uptick in revenue for his acceleration clients, over $1B in sales and a 2.6x return on his management of the DPCD Fund and a nearly 100% retention of staff over decades, strong culture creation and fiscal controls are coupled with clear and direct revenue results.

David Eilers

A veteran entrepreneur in the healthcare industry—Dave currently teaches Corporate Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University, consults with the American Hospital Association’s Center for Innovation and coaches startup companies via Launch NY.