Jane Teague is Chief Operating Officer of the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute), a statewide agency that supports new company and job creation based on publicly-funded research. In this role she is responsible for operational and administrative oversight of the organization including its seed capital fund and other entrepreneurial support programs.
Prior to joining the Institute, Teague served as Executive Director of the Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida (EDC), a public/private partnership organization that assists emerging science and technology companies. In that role she was responsible for fundraising as well as oversight of EDC’s mentor/protégé program, the award-winning Technology Business Incubator and Incubate Miami programs, annual EDC conferences, and launch and administration of New World Angels and the Miami Innovation Fund.
Teague has been an active supporter of the technology community since moving from Boston to Florida in 2000. She serves on a number of committees and boards dedicated to the growth of Florida’s science and technology sector. In 2007 she received the In Focus Magazine “Quiet Storm” award, and in June 2009 was recognized as one of the Power Players in “The Power Issue” of South Florida Business Leader Magazine.
Teague has over 30 years of experience in the software and technology industries including a variety of marketing management positions with Dun & Bradstreet Software, (formerly McCormack & Dodge), and HighGround, Inc., a provider of public relations and marketing support for emerging technology. Teague graduated McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.