Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships
Per StromhaugAssistant Vice President for Innovation 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.
Scott HancockDirector, 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.
Laura HolmesAssistant 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.
Kenneth McLeodEntrepreneur 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.
Anthony FronteraEntrepreneur 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.
Scott MoserTechnology Licensing Associate
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.
Dan MoriDirector of Business Incubation
Dan Mori is leading and developing Binghamton University's business incubation program. He assisted in opening the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in June of 2017. 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.
Mike DriscollFinancial Advisor
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.
Alex HagenClean Energy Program Director
Emma BaudendistelAdministrative Assistant
Emma Baudendistel provides administrative support to the Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnership. She serves as a key coordinator in event planning for the department and assists with Start-Up companies at Binghamton University. She provides support to the Assistant Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.
Aubrey NawrockiBusiness Development Assistant
Aubrey Nawrocki provides support to the Start-Up companies as well as the Director of Business Incubation. She assists with the operations of the Koffman Southern Tier High Tech Incubator that opened in June of 2017. Aubrey joins our team with extensive knowledge in graphic design and marketing.
Nikita RobinsonTechnology 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.
Robert GordonFacilities Coordinator, Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
Robert is the "Director of First Impressions" for the Koffman Incubator. He greets visitors when they arrive and assists with event set up.
Olga PetrovaTechnology Transfer Fellow
As a fellow, Dr. Olga Petrova applies her life sciences training, expertise and experience working with industry to a portfolio of technology transfer cases. She helps the Office engage faculty researchers in the assessment, patenting, and commercialization of new technologies arising from Binghamton labs. Olga holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, and is continuing her scientific inquiries into bacterial antibiotic resistence and persistent chronic infections in her appointment as a post-doctoral assistant in the Binghamton Biofilm Research Center.
Orlaith McCaffreySenior Editor - Student Intern
Orlaith is from Queens, New York majoring in political science with a minor in Spanish. She currently serves as a News Editor of Pipe Dream, Binghamton's student-run newspaper and will pursue a career in journalism after graduation. She writes for our department magazine, assists with events and general office activities. She has been a huge asset to our department and is a pleasure to work with.
Trade Adjustment Assistance Center
(607) 777-2040 ext. 2
Teresa StocktonClient Development Specialist
(607) 777-2040 ext. 3
Michele FranciscoAssistant Director
(607) 777-2040 ext. 1
Kristin GumaerAdministrative Assistant
(607) 777-2040 ext. 4
Small Business Development
Rochelle LaymanDirector - SBDC
Ken HomerBusiness Advisor - SBDC
Jie YinBusiness Advisor - SBDC