With over 10 years of experience in startup acceleration, small business development, and technology transfer, Adam is an expert at building initiatives that support innovators, entrepreneurs, funders, and their communities.
Since November of 2015, Adam has worked for the Alaska Small Business Development Center where he helped early stage innovators and startups acquire over a million dollars in funding, ran a program to help innovators win Small Business Innovation Research grants, won a SBA Portable Assistance Grant to help companies struggling with the economic recession in Alaska, and created the Alaska Seed Fund competition.
During this time, he co-founded Alaska’s first startup accelerator, Launch Alaska, to provide funding and training to high-tech entrepreneurs in Alaska. The program has won several SBA Accelerator grant awards as well as funding from the Office of Naval Research. Several graduating companies from the accelerator program have raised additional funding after the program.
Previous to his work at the SBDC, Adam worked within the University of Alaska system to commercialize intellectual property. Through this work, he helped the university by developing a research foundation and assisting inventors with patenting, licensing, and creating startup companies.
Adam earned his juris doctor from Duquesne University and a bachelor's degree from Penn State University. He will be joining OSU-Cascades from Fairbanks, Alaska.
When not collaborating on Hackathons, facilitating Startup weekends, or advising startup companies, Adam likes spending time with his wife and 2 sons, hiking, and reading.