Old Dominion University
Executive Director, Center for Enterprise Innovation
Executive Director, Center for Enterprise Innovation at Old Dominion University
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Executive Director, Center for Enterprise Innovation
Martin J. “Marty” Kaszubowski has over 30 years experience with a broad spectrum of public-sector and private-sector organizations in technology assessment, strategic planning, business model design, marketing, program management, mergers and acquisitions, financial management, and starting/expanding companies.
Marty serves as Executive Director of the new Center for Enterprise Innovation at Old Dominion University (ODU). The Center will offer a collection of integrated services for existing and new businesses (more to follow... Stay tuned!).
Marty is also an effective, widely recognized advocate for innovation-led economic development and entrepreneurship at the local, state, and national levels and is routinely asked to speak on related topics to groups of entrepreneurs, economic development professionals, and policy-makers.
Specialties: Technology commercialization,Technology transfer, Technology policy, Space Policy, Technology Forecasting, Technology-based Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, start-up ventures, aerospace and defense, commercial space, Venture Capital, Management Consulting, Seed Capital
Norfolk State University Research & Innovation Foundation (www.NSURIF.org) promotes applied research and technological innovations that, in turn, contribute positively to the economic strength of the Hampton Roads region and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Launch Place Fund (http://www.thelaunchplace.org/seed-fund-management) looks for investment opportunities in which its capital can serve as a critical catalyst to specific milestone achievement, whether it is follow-on capital, first customer(s), or another significant breakthrough in the company’s growth. The Fund’s capital can be first money for companies seeking angel and other equity-based investors, and in some instances, our capital can act as an accelerator for companies needing more limited capital to launch. Therefore, we have the flexibility to structure deals as debt, convertible debt or equity. The typical range of investments made in the portfolio companies ranges from $50,000 to $100,000, with the ability to fund up to $200,000 per company.
Our objective is to provide portfolio companies with the capital, competencies, and care they need to efficiently achieve success. Consequently, we combine our strategic investments with The Launch Place’s business consulting, training and incentive programs so that management teams have the right tools at the right time in their company’s growth.
General Ideas (www.General-Ideas.com) is a sole-proprietorship specializing in technology commercialization and start-up venture planning and support. General Ideas has been in existence since 1992, with customers that include NASA, CRDF Global, the US State Department, several major aerospace & defense prime contractors, and a variety of small and mid-sized aerospace and defense companies. General Ideas has also provided direct planning and operational support to a number of start-up ventures in non-aerospace and defense industries, and continues to be active in state, local, and federal efforts to promote programs to aid the establishment and development of technology-based start-ups.
For entrepreneurs who seek to plan, establish, and operate innovation-based enterprises, and for the public-sector organizations seeking to develop and deploy programs to support such enterprises, the new Innovation Strategies Group offers a range of services that are drawn from years of real-world experience working directly with start-up companies, early-stage investors, incubators/accelerators, strategic R&D and channel partners, universities, and federal laboratories.
Pixides Management, LLC, (www.Pixides.com) works with entrepreneurs and corporate managers who seek to plan, establish, operate, and grow innovation-based enterprises, and with the investors seeking to align their resources with such enterprises.
Pixides offers a range of services that are drawn from years of real-world experience working directly with start-up companies, early-stage investors, incubators/accelerators, strategic R&D and channel partners, universities, federal laboratories, and mature enterprises seeking to grow into new markets.
The Earl Technology Group (ETG) is comprised of a growing number of stand-alone companies, each focused on helping government, military, and commercial organizations master the new generation of information and media management challenges.
ETG Companies are expert at: Capturing and marshalling information from video, images, sensors, and text; Extracting knowledge from the information and converting it into actionable form; and Systematically reducing risk and improving decision-making within complex military, intelligence, and commercial processes. See http://www.earl-ind.com/pages_images/technology.html
Member of the senior management team, responsible for strategic planning, technology commercialization, and strategic market development
Retained duties as Director of the Hampton Roads Technology Incubator (HRTI), but also took on responsibility for day-to-day activities of the larger organization, including guiding the activities of numerous volunteers, Board Members, and other stakeholders
Led efforts for fund raising, membership recruitment, event planning and execution
Prepared and implemented revised business and fiscal management plan
Worked to realign Board membership with revised strategic direction and fiscal realities
Responsible for all aspects of day-to-day operations, including client selection, personnel and facility management, strategic planning, fund raising, public relations, and advocacy
Provided guidance and mentoring services to technology-based start-up ventures throughout the region
Active and often-quoted advocate for entrepreneurship in the Hampton Roads region and throughout Virginia
Member of the senior management team of parent organization, the Hampton Roads Technology Council (HRTC
Member of senior management team, responsible for all corporate business development activities, including strategic marketing, proposal development, relationship management, and technology commercialization and licensing
Specialized in technology assessment and forecasting, technology commercialization, and strategic development
Customers included NASA, the National Research Council, and local aerospace companies
Director of NRC studies "Aeronautical Technologies for the 21st Century," and "An Assessment of Space Shuttle Flight Software Development Processes", Director of NRC Committee on The International Space Station, Worked closely with Congressional, Committee, and Executive Branch staff on technology policy issues
Wrote congressional testimony for NRC Committee Chairmen and responded to White House requests
Built and maintained relationships with related industry associations and Think Tanks.
Led studies of alternative space station configurations and operational scenarios, prepared and presented numerous technical and space policy-related papers
Managed several teams of engineers and computer scientists on aerospace and defense-related hardware and software development programs, led studies of the evolving space station configuration, as well as system-level analysis of proposed manned and unmanned Mars and lunar missions
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