Peter Donnelly

Peter has focused his career on innovation and early stage technology commercialization. As investor, entrepreneur, operator, and consultant, he has an accomplished record in evaluating and building projects, companies, and portfolios.

He has two roles. At Stony Brook University, he is the Associate Vice President for Technology Partnerships and leads industry collaboration, the SBU Research and Technology Park, and commercialization of promising early stage technologies. As Managing Director of the Accelerate NY Seed Fund, he leads early stage investments in science and engineering innovation coming primarily from research institutions.

Earlier, he led Accenture’s Greater China consulting practice in innovation and product development in Shanghai and managed a very large internal innovation pipeline. As an entrepreneur, he was CEO of a venture-backed early-stage biotech, which he successfully sold, and co-founder and COO of a venture-backed thin film startup. Prior to these posts, Peter worked with Intel and The Boston Consulting Group.

He has an MS in Biotechnology and MBA from The Johns Hopkins University.