Yacov Shamash

Dr. Shamash is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stony Brook University. His academic administrative experiences have included service as Vice President for Economic Development and Dean of Engineering at Stony Brook University, Director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University, and as Chair of the Electrical […]

Anne-Marie Scheidt

Dr. Scheidt is Director of Economic Development, Research Professor of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University. She is Chair of the Business Incubator Association of New York State. Moving spirit behind creation of Long Island Angel Network and founder of Stony Brook Entrepreneurs Challenge, which has awarded almost $400,000 to 23 student start-up businesses, […]

Bernie Ryba

Bernie Ryba is the Acting Regional Director of the Stony Brook Small Business Development Center. A Certified Public Accountant with a MBA from Hofstra University, Bernie began his career at Deloitte & Touche, LLP in Manhattan. Thereafter, he was employed by Pfizer, Inc. as an Audit Manager and later as Director of Strategic Planning. In […]

Hans Nordemann

Hans has developed over 30 years of entrepreneurial and investment experience in all corporate stages ranging from angel opportunities to listed securities. Before founding Norquest Capital in 2001, he was with Citigroup in the roles of Director of International Equities and Head of Equity Discretionary Products – New York. Prior to Citigroup, he worked nine […]

Karen Frank

Karen J. Frank is a senior executive, who has been responsible for managing day to day operations of strategic business segments, including financial performance, corporate development activities, marketing, and overall business strategy. With more than three decades of experience, Karen has held various leadership positions while always maintaining a strong customer focus. Under her direction […]

Raymond E. Farrell

Ray Farrell is a founding partner of Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP, an internationally recognized intellectual property law firm. He has over 25 years of extensive experience including: strategic patent and trademark portfolio development, and due diligence analyses for numerous acquisitions and follow on strategic assimilation of acquired IP. He is on the U.S. […]

Anil Dhundale

Dr. Dhundale is the Interim Executive Director of the Long Island High Tech Incubator and former Executive Director for the CEBIP. Immediately after obtaining his Molecular Biology PhD from SBU in 1987, Dr. Dhundale joined Oncogene Science, Inc on Long Island (OSI later became OSI Pharmaceuticals). He gained commercialization experience working in cancer drug discovery […]

Jim Aloise

Jim Aloise, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Columbia Technology Ventures, has 15 years of industrial and academic experience in Technology Commercialization and Patent Licensing across many technologies, including clean energy, digital video compression and transmission, smart building systems, carbon capture, gene expression, automated music characterization, silicon crystallization, microelectronic packaging, digital imaging, as well as others. Jim […]