Instructors

UNY I-Corps Instructors bring a wealth of experience to our courses
Andrea Ippolito
Andrea Ippolito

Instructor for eLab, Cornell’s student accelerator, and Engineering’s Commercialization Fellowship.

Ken Rother
Ken Rother

Director of hardware accelerator programs at both Rev: Ithaca Start Up Works and Cornell University's eLab student program.

Ed Bazari
Ed Bizari

Over 30 years of global experience working with emerging technologies, defining strategy, and driving growth within small organizations.

Deborah Streeter
Deborah Streeter

Entrepreneurship, small business management, and innovative uses of technology are the focus of Dr. Streeter's teaching, research, and outreach.

Alex Hagan
Alex Hagan

Years of management experience guides Alex Hagan as he mentors clean energy startups at The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in Binghamton, NY.

Kit Needham
Kit Needham

Entrepreneur-in-residence & Associate Director at Project Olympus, providing students business strategy planning & connections to industry experts.

Carrie White
Carrie White

Assistant Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at West Virginia University. Carrie is responsible for the WVU IDEA Hub Ecosystem which consists of multidisciplinary collaboration in innovation across the campus.

Brad Treat
Brad Treat

Past co-founder and CEO of several successsful tech startups, faculty at the Johnson School at Cornell, Cornell Engineering, and Ithaca College.

Elisa Miller-Out
Elisa Miller-Out

Tech entrepreneur, investor, board director and community builder currently acting as Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell University.

Tom Schryver
Tom Schryver

Serves on the teaching team for eLab, Cornell’s student business accelerator, as well as entrepreneurship and business strategy courses at Cornell.

Anthony Testa
Anthony Testa

RIT Saunders College of Business instructor for the Summer Seed Accelerator and the Applied Entrepreneurship Program.

Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson

Founder of Neworks rapid-fire technology commercialization workshops that has been the spark for over 150 new technology-based companies since 2004.

Randy Quinn
Randy Quinn

Associate Director of the Evansdale Innovation Center at The West Virginia University as well as adjunct faculty for both the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Sciences and the College of Business and Economics at WVU

Fernando
Fernando Gómez-Baquero

Director of Runway and Spinoffs at the Jacobs Technion– Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech. Fernando Gómez-Baquero helps postdoctoral entrepreneurs build companies out of digital technologies in digital health, telecommunications, education, cybersecurity, and IoT.

Tony Frontera
Tony Frontera

Branding & marketing expert at Binghamton University.

Dave Miller
Dave Miller

Program development, management, and implementation expertise in building enthusiastic, mission-oriented teams.

Mike Riedlinger
Mike Riedlinger

Seasoned founder, board member, strategist, and managing director, Mike supports entrepreneurs with business model development and marketing strategy.

Clint Ballinger
Clint Ballinger

CEO of nanotech company Evident Technologies, Dr. Balliner is skilled at translating advanced material science into products to create new markets.

Scot Atkins
Scot Atkins

Associate Professor at RIT in the NTID Business Studies Department teaching courses in Management and Entrepreneurship.

Brian Bauer
Brian Bauer

Brian Bauer is the Program Director for clean energy programs with Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement, He runs 76West, NYSERDA’s clean energy business competition, and he is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Southern Tier Startup Alliance.

Jim P
Jim Pietropaolo

Jim is a medical device industry veteran with a combination of large company and entrepreneurial experience working with tech-based startup companies. Currently as part of the Invent Penn State team, Jim developed and manages the Penn State Startup Leadership Network (SLN).