Partners

The Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Hub follows an organizational structure that is critical to informing its governance plan, operating plan, and its outreach, growth, partnerships, and alignment and collaboration within the National Innovation Network. The Hub spans the nation’s capital, as well as four of this country’s premier states in terms of federal research, technology and innovation, education, workforce, and access to capital: Washington, D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The Hub is deliberately divided into subregions, with one Hub Partner leading each region. 

Principal Member
DC/Maryland sub-Region
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CONTACT:Daniel Kunitz
Director, Venture Strategy and Development, University of Maryland
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Partner Member
Pennsylvania sub-Region
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CONTACT:Derek Gross
Program Manager, Penn State University
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partner Member
Pennsylvania sub-Region
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CONTACT:Melanie Simko
Program Manager, Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship
Carnegie Mellon University
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partner Member
Pennsylvania sub-Region
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CONTACT:Tomas Isakowitz
Manager, PCI Fellows and Penn I-Corps at Penn Center for Innovation
University of Pennsylvania
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Partner Member
DC/Maryland Region
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CONTACT:Sean Connelly
Program Coordinator, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
George Washington University
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partner Member
DC/Maryland Region
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CONTACT:Mark VanderZyl
Associate Director of Startup Advancement
Johns Hopkins University
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partner Member
DC/Maryland Region
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CONTACT:Grant Warner
Director of Innovation, College of Engineering and Architecture, Core Instructor, NSF I-Corps, NIH I-Corps, Mid-Atlantic I-Corps
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partner Member
NC/Virginia Region
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CONTACT:Amy ParkerAssistant Director, Research Commercialization Programs
NC State University
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partner Member
NC/Virginia Region
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CONTACT:Ted AltProject Coordinator, Innovation & Partnerships
Virginia Tech University
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partner Member
NC/Virginia Region
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CONTACT:Judy Prasad
Operations and Program Manager, KickStart Ventures Services
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