Director of Business Incubation
Dan is leading and developing Binghamton University’s business incubation program. Dan is the president and chair of Employment Solutions and founder of “Launch to Greatness”. He also facilitated the Southern Tier Meet Up events for over three years and has an extensive knowledge in strategic planning and business development.
Assistant Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Per Stromhaug oversees the office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships including tech transfer activities, the start-up suite, entrepreneurial support and economic growth initiatives. He is also overseeing the new High Technology Incubator in downtown Binghamton and is the lead contact for the Start-up NY initiative at Binghamton University.
Clean Energy Program Director
Alex Hagen joins our team with extensive management experience on many different types of projects including new system implementation, process improvements and change management. Alex is CFO at ShrubBucket.com and has worked with energy companies for over 9 years. He will mentoring all clean energy companies within our incubator.
Assistant Director of E&IP
Laura Holmes manages the administrative staff in the office and focuses on programs and events including Innovation Day and Pre-Seed Workshop among many others. She is also involved with community non-profit events and programming, supports economic development activity, including the Start-up NY initiative, and focuses on student entrepreneurship. In addition, she is involved in the operation of the SUNY BEST program and supports the office of State and Community Relations.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Tony Frontera is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Binghamton University with 25 years of sales and management experience in specialty retailing and manufacturing. He also has a background in marketing through his time heading up marketing for the McIntosh Laboratory.
Emma Baudendistel provides administrative support to the Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnership. She serves as key support for the Start-Up companies at Binghamton University and aids with event planning for the department. General office activities include mail distribution, phone traffic, preparing travel documents, processing legal documents, billing and provides support to the Assistant Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.
Robert is the “Director of First Impressions” for the Koffman Incubator. He greets visitors when they arrive and assists with event set up.
Director, IP Management and Licensing
Scott Hancock is involved in all aspects of protecting, leveraging and transferring University intellectual property assets to company commercialization partners. His responsibilities include exploring the business case for inventions generated campus-wide, managing faculty and student engagement with patent counsel, marketing technologies and negotiating options and licenses. He also takes the lead in crafting confidentiality, material transfer and inter-institutional agreements. He works closely with the Office of Sponsored Programs relative to intellectual property rights in grants and contracts.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Ken McLeod serves as the Entrepreneur in Residence at Binghamton University, where his work focuses on identifying students and staff with an entrepreneurial interest and assisting them in the launch of new high-growth ventures. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and completed post-doctoral studies in Anatomy and Cell Biology at Tufts University. His research expertise is in the area of electromagnetic interactions with living tissue, and he holds over 25 patents in this area. He is a serial entrepreneur, having launched twelve ventures over the past 30 years, primarily in the health and wellness industry.
Technology Licensing Assistant
Scott Moser focuses on leveraging, transferring, and licensing University intellectual property assets to company commercialization partners. His responsibilities include preparing analytical and evaluative state-of-the-art assessments on the patent and commercial potential of inventions through a thorough review of highly-specialized information from patent data bases, interviews with inventors and company representatives, and additional research and analysis. He received his law degree from Capital University Law School, and is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Technology Transfer Coordinator
Nikita Robinson provides support to the licensing staff as well as the Director of IP Management and Licensing. She is in charge of tracking technology disclosures and patenting activities, develops marketing materials for technologies and assists in writing grant proposals.
Mike Driscoll has joined our team as a consultant for the start up companies. Mike has several years of experience as a business advisor and worked with the Small Business Development Center providing small businesses, start ups and entrepreneurs with business planing advice. He’s also the CEO of M.D.G in Ithaca, New York.