Innovation Space’s new entrepreneurs council is full of nationwide leaders
The Delaware Innovation Space, located in former DuPont Experimental Station, has created an Entrepreneurial Advisory Council.
The council will help DIS enhance its offerings through keeping abreast of industry trends and the specific needs of the scientific small business community.
“I am excited to partner with the EAC and their diverse wisdom and perspectives to enable the Delaware Innovation Space to provide the best home for science entrepreneurs and their startups,” Bill Provine, CEO of the Delaware Innovation Space, said in a release. “Our goal at the Innovation Space is to rapidly accelerate science-based startups to market years earlier than otherwise would be achieved.”
Council members include:
Founder and CEO, Plug and Play Tech Center and Ventures
Partner, Amidzad Ventures
Founder and CEO, IP Group, Inc.
Director, Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Lab
Vanessa Z. Chan
Professor of Material Science & Engineering and Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UPENN
Partner, Robin Hood Ventures
Frederick (Rick) Jones
Partner at BioAdvance
Founder, Harwich Partners
Former Director, ARPA-E
Purnesh Seegopaul General Partner, Pangaea Ventures
Founder and Managing Partner, FedTech
Former/Retired Global Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC
Senior VP of Strategy and Partnerships, InBIA, International Business Innovation Association
The Delaware Division of Small Business, part of the Delaware Department of State, is a service-focused agency committed to supporting businesses starting and growing in Delaware. Small businesses can reach out to the Division for assistance in connecting to the resources and advice to succeed. The Division is a champion for Delaware small businesses and is here to help take companies to the next level.