Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research Forms Investor Advisory Board


Company Contact: Jane Teague Interim Executive Director Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (561) 368-8889 jane.teague@florida-institute.com

Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research Forms Investor Advisory

Board Boca Raton, Fla. –The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research, a non-profit organization that supports economic development through new company and job creation based on publicly-funded research, announced its 16-member Investor Advisory Board.

The board members represent leading venture capital firms throughout the United States, and other organizations involved in early-stage company investment, and share the Institute’s vision for a vibrant science and technology-based economy in Florida. They provide general guidance to Institute management, and review companies and technologies for acceptance into Institute programs.

Members of the Investor Advisory Board include Greg Baty, vice president, Hamilton Lane; Richard Brandewie, managing partner, Ballast Point Ventures; Jonathan Cole, partner, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP; Kent Gossett, DVM, PhD, partner, SR One; Kathy Harris, general partner, Noro-Moseley; Jonathan Kislak, general partner, Antares Capital; Garheng Kong, MD, PhD, general partner, Sofinnova Ventures; Curt Labelle, MD, managing director, Tullis Health Investors; Neil McFarlane, managing director, Inlet Partners; Richard Molloy, partner, Florida Gulfshore Capital; Patricia Palmer, vice president, Littlebanc Advisors; David Pierson, partner, Intersouth Partners; Alan Rossiter, president, Springboard Capital Management LLC; Dan Rua, managing partner, Inflexion Partners; Rich Swier, founder, Startup Florida; John Uhrin, venture partner, Harbert Venture Partners LLC; Michael Wasserman, director, H.I.G. Ventures and Scott Weiner, senior principal, Pappas Ventures.

“We are fortunate to have the support of these accomplished individuals with such diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise who share our commitment to develop a vibrant innovation-based economy in Florida, “said Jane Teague, interim executive director of the Institute.” Their guidance is essential as we work to diversify Florida’s economy and create companies and jobs in industries that are driving the global economy.”

The Institute was established through legislation passed in 2007 to stimulate Florida’s economy by creating new companies and jobs based on publicly-funded research throughout Florida’s public universities and private research institutions. The collaboration of public and private sectors, investment and other partners is critical to the Institute’s success.

For more information, visit www.florida-institute.com.

About the Institute: Founded in 2007 as a non-profit organization, the Institute is Florida’s One-Stop-Shop for investors and entrepreneurs who seek to identify new opportunities based on technologies developed through publicly-funded research. The Institute facilitates new venture creation through commercially-viable technologies in major industries that are driving the global economy. The Institute also administers the Florida Research Commercialization Matching Grant Program. For more information, visit www.florida-institute.com.

Media Contact: Don Silver, COO of Boardroom Communications at (954) 370-8999 or donsil@boardroompr.com


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