Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships

Office Staff

Stromhaug Per
Per Stromhaug
Assistant Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development
(607) 777-5873

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.

Scott Hancock
Scott Hancock
Director, IP Management and Licensing
(607) 777-5874

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.

Laura Holmes
Laura Holmes
Program Associate
(607) 777-5871

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.

Ken McLeod
Kenneth McLeod
Entrepreneur in Residence
(607) 777-5778

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.

Tony Frontera
Anthony Frontera
Entrepreneur in Residence
(607) 777-4120

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. 

Scott Moser
Scott Moser
Technology Licensing Assistant
(607) 777-3539

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. 

Mike Driscoll
Mike Driscoll
Director, Business Incubation Services
(607) 777-5094

Mike Driscoll is leading and developing Binghamton University's business incubation program.  He is planning and preparing for the opening of the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator in 2016.  Mike plays a lead role in business development efforts with outreach to businesses and entrepreneurs in the community.  Mike has an extensive history working with small business worldwide and has previously worked with the Small Business Development Center located in Ithaca, NY. 

Emma Baudendistel
Emma Baudendistel
Administrative Assistant
(607) 777-5870

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. She supports filing of patents and disclosures. 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. 

Travis Clines
Travis Clines
Office Journalist - Student Intern

Travis grew up in Lockport, NY and is a Senior at Binghamton University majoring in English with a concentration in Rhetoric as well as Political Science.  He enjoys collecting vinyl records, comic books as well as woodworking. Travis has  been a huge asset to our company and is a pleasure to work with. 

Neil Seejoor
Neil Seejoor

Office Photographer - Student Intern

Neil grew up in Queens, NY and is a Senior at Binghamton University majoring in Economics.  Past times include, giving performances in both western and eastern music. Neil takes incredibly amazing photos that can be seen throughout our website and on our social media pages. 


Trade Adjustment Assistance Center

Louis McKeage
Director - NYS TAAC
(607) 771-0875
Teresa Stockton
Outreach/Certification Specialist - TAAC
(607)771-0875 x 302
Michelle Francisco
Administrative Assistant - NYS TAAC

Small Business Development

Rochelle Layman
Director - SBDC
Ken Homer
Business Advisor - SBDC
Jocelyn Thornton
Business Advisor - SBDC
Jie Yin
Business Advisor - SBDC

Last Updated: 11/19/15