Hadi Bozorgmanesh is Professor of Practice in the School of Engineering at UConn where he developed and teaches Tech Experiential Entrepreneurship for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers interested in converting research into viable businesses. Bozorgmanesh is an academic advisor to the Innovation House and actively involved with introducing entrepreneurship to the First-Year Learning Communities. Bozorgmanesh also serves as a mentor and advisor to student entrepreneurs and helps them with funding opportunities through the Third Bridge Grant Program.
Prior to UConn, Bozorgmanesh was a senior executive with Science Application International Corporation (SAIC), where he held leadership positions in Europe and the U.S. He holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Science and Engineering, M.S. in Physics and Nuclear Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Physics from UConn.
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Glen manages CI’s Small Business Innovation Group, which includes the management of CTNext. In this role, Glen oversees vital programs that support the state’s small technology businesses and encourage innovation, collaboration and commercialization.
Prior to her current role, Glen was a special assistant to CEO Claire Leonardi, where she led a wide range of projects spanning board relations, new program development and operations. She has extensive experience managing high-priority projects and major initiatives including nearly 10 years of experience in high-level public administration roles and served as the special assistant to the superintendent of Hartford Public Schools. Prior to that, she was director of constituent services for the City of Hartford, where she managed citizen relations and worked on a variety of community and economic development projects.
David Noble is Assistant Professor in Residence in the School of Business at UConn where he researches and teaches entrepreneurship and strategy. David serves as the director of Xcite: the Conference for Women in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship and also participates as a judge and mentor in the UCONN InnovationQuest program.
Prior to UConn, David was a securities and corporate finance attorney, with experience representing startups from the formation through IPO process. He has extensive non-profit board experience. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Alabama, a J.D. from the University of Miami, an M.B.A. from the Elon University, and B.S. in Political Science from Northeastern University.
Steven L. Suib