Director of Commercialization Programs, Horn Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Delaware
Christina Pellicane is the Director of Commercialization Programs for the Horn Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Delaware. In this role, she manages several initiatives including a $2M Proof of Concept program, the Horn Venture Mentoring Service and the UD I-Corps Site. Christina is also an independent consultant through her company Antevasin with projects including the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology with VentureWell and The New York Academy of Sciences’ NYSERDA Proof of Concept Center Metrics and Evaluation Project. She is a nationally certified NSF I-CorpsTM Instructor and Lean Launchpad educator at schools and incubators around the world.
Previously, Ms. Pellicane served as the Executive Manager of the NYC Regional Innovation Node, funded by the NSF for $3.74M, as the northeast NSF I-CorpsTM Node led by CUNY in partnership with NYU and Columbia. She also served as CUNY’s manager of the PowerBridgeNY program, funded by NYSERDA for $10M. Prior to this, she held positions as a Clinical Business Administrator and Study Monitor at a veterinary clinical research organization, AlcheraBio, and a Research Associate at a biotech startup, Venenum Biodesign.
Ms. Pellicane holds a B.S. in Biology and Animal Science from the University of Georgia and a Master of Business and Science with a concentration in Biotechnology and Genomics from Rutgers University.