Press release

Delaware Innovation Space Launches an Entrepreneurial Advisory Council

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The Delaware Innovation Space is proud to announce the formation of the Entrepreneurial Advisory Council (the EAC) for the Delaware Innovation Space and is pleased to introduce its foundational class which includes the following experts with diverse perspectives from across the country:

  • Saeed Amidi

    Founder and CEO, Plug and Play Tech Center and Ventures

    Partner, Amidzad Ventures
  • Michael Burychka

    Founder and CEO, IP Group, Inc.
  • John Carlisle

    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
  • Cheryl Martin

    Founder, Harwich Partners

    Former Director, ARPA-E
  • Purnesh Seegopaul

    General Partner, Pangaea Ventures
  • Ben Solomon

    Founder and Managing Partner, FedTech
  • Robert Urban

    Former/Retired Global Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC
  • Andrea Wesser-Brawner

    Senior VP of Strategy and Partnerships, InBIA, International Business Innovation Association

The EAC will be asked to provide specific advice and perform periodic assessments to aid the Delaware Innovation Space with further development and enhancement of its overall offering with the continual goal of keeping abreast of industry trends and the needs of the scientific entrepreneurial 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,” says Bill Provine, CEO of the Delaware Innovation Space. “Our goal at the Innovation Space is to rapidly accelerate science-based startups to market years earlier than otherwise would be achieved.”

About Delaware Innovation Space

Delaware Innovation Space is a multi-dimensional, non-profit incubator & accelerator for start-ups that leverages the expertise, resources, and infrastructure of the world renown Experimental Station campus in Wilmington, Delaware. It is the result of a public-private partnership between the State of Delaware, DuPont and the University of Delaware. Delaware Innovation Space is an ecosystem where scientists, business leaders, community members, investors, and service providers in the industrial biotech, advanced materials, chemical ingredients, renewable energy, nutrition and healthcare fields can build business concepts together and accelerate the path to commercialization.

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