Position: Executive Director for Innovation Initiatives
Organization: Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Old Dominion University
Marty Kaszubowski has over 30 years of experience with a broad spectrum of public- and private-sector organizations promoting new venture formation, early-stage investment, technology commercialization, and innovation-led economic development. Marty is an effective, widely recognized advocate for innovation-led economic development and entrepreneurship at the local, state, and national levels, and has served on the Governor’s Small Business Advisory Board, the Board of the Virginia Business Incubation Association, and supported Virginia’s Department of Business Assistance in realigning Virginia’s small-business programs to better support early-stage, high-growth, entrepreneurial ventures. Marty is often tapped by the US State Department and related Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to provide entrepreneurship training and mentoring, and has led start-up seminars and judged Business Plan contests in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, and Ukraine.