CNYBAC Mentors share constructive and impactful wisdom with our entrepreneurial biotech clients. Mentors volunteer their time and are provided with scheduled meeting space.
If you are interested in serving as a CNYBAC Mentor, please complete our on-line form.
Integ Review IRB
Director of Business Development
Mentoring Topics: Centralized IRB for non University affiliated start-ups
Syracuse University COE
Mentoring Topics: Environmental Health
Upstate Medical University
Assistant VP of Marketing
Mentoring Topics: Marketing
Radicle Innovation, LLC
President & CEO
Mentoring Topics: Commercialization, Funding, Translational research
CNY Biotech Accelerator
Mentoring Topics: Medical device regulations, Usability & Feasibility human factors testing
Mentoring Topics: Business Legalities
Newman & Lickstein
Mentoring Topics: Steven advises all types of companies, from a couple of founders with an idea to more developed companies, in a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters. Steven has experience representing major venture capital firms and many emerging growth companies in the healthcare, biotech, software and information technology industries from the founder's workbench through institutional venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions, intellectual property counseling and technology transactions
Hancock Estabrook, LLP
Mentoring Topics: Start-Up NY, HIPAA, Stark Compliance, Anti Kickback
High Tech Rochester
Mentoring Topics: Non-profit entrepreneur consulting
VP for Research
Mentoring Topics: Research Matters
Upstate Medical University
Senior VP for Finance
Mentoring Topics: Finance
Innovation & SBIR Specialist
Mentoring Topics: SBIR-STTR Guildelines
Upstate Medical University
Director Laboratory Informatics
Lacerta Bio Inc.
Mentoring Topics: Technology Validation, Out-Licensing to Industry Partners, Business Plan Preparation
Entrepreneur in residence
Central New York International Business Alliance
Manager, US/C BP Cuffs and Thermometry
Mentoring Topics: Portfolio Management, Voice of Customer (VOC), Analyzing Market Conditions
Director Diagnostic Technologies
Instructional Technology Analyst / Manager, Makerspace at Syracuse University
Managing Director, Infinia Ventures
M&T Insurance Agency
Insurance, Risk Management, Workers Compensation, Liability, Property, Crime Insurance, Cyber Liability
Marty Byrne is an Account Executive in the Syracuse, NY office of M&T Insurance Agency. He began his brokerage career in 2010 at Brown & Brown of New York as an Account Executive and Unit Leader in the Commercial Insurance Services (CIS) Division. Marty joined M&T Insurance Agency in 2015 and was hired to be a liaison between the lenders at M&T Bank and MTIA. While focusing on a variety of industries, Marty has a specialty in addressing the needs of technology, healthcare, and not-for-profit organizations. He recently obtained his AAI (Accredited Advisor in Insurance) and is working toward his CIC (Certified Insurance Councilor) designation. Marty graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Accounting from Niagara University. He enjoys volunteering his time as a member of the Tech Garden Resource Pool as well as with several local not-for-profit agencies. Marty is a recent graduate of the Leadership Greater Syracuse class of 2016. Marty resides in Liverpool, NY with his wife, Robin and their two sons.
Upstate New York I-Corps Node
Entrepreneurship training for scientists and engineers, NSF I-Corps
Associate Director, Integrated Electronics Engineering Center
Electronics Packaging, reliability, environmental testing, materials characterization, package design, design for manufacturability, testability
The Write Group
--Founded and ultimately sold three, separate small companies to global enterprises; companies ranged in size from 10 to 60 people.
--All companies involved in life science or financial industry communications: traditional, digital and social.
--Worked in executive capacity for several global companies ranging in size from 300 to 4,000 people, including P&L responsibility.
--Won many industry awards for content development and company awards for outstanding contribution and growth.
--Clients served include Amgen, Sanofi Genzyme, Boeheringer-Ingelheim, many smaller/emerging drug, device, and healthcare service organizations.
--Managed the ISO registration process in 2017.
Areas of expertise
--Life science and healthcare communications--proposals, SOPs, PR and IR, business plans, instructional and marketing materials, packaging, market research.
--General small business management, strategic planning, operations, sales/marketing, quality systems.
Sales/Marketing, Business Development Strategies, Product Launch Strategies
Jennifer Tran is an Account Coordinator at C.H. Robinson, a leading third-party logistics provider in Downtown Syracuse. She is interested in helping technology startups optimize their supply chains and develop future shipping plans. Her current portfolio includes Fortune 500 manufacturers to small, regional manufacturers across the country.
She was introduced to the CNY Biotech Accelerator through the Tech Garden where she has won Hack Upstate and attends Women in Coding and among other software developer events.
OneGroup exists to reduce risk for individuals and businesses and to assist them in being successful in their personal and commercial endeavors. We are committed to always returning superior service and value to our clients for which they reward us with their loyalty.
To achieve this vision, OneGroup continually seeks to strategically add companies whose areas of expertise are highly compatible with our own and to hire the most competent and customer-focused experts and specialists. Our strategy is to fully integrate these companies, combining professionals and services into a single, collaborative experience for the client.
In other words: OneGroup strives to differentiate itself by providing each client more, wider and deeper expertise to help them solve their most pressing issues and to contribute to their success.
OneGroup’s mission is to create ONE company, working as ONE team, with ONE focus, and ONE mission: to serve each client as our ONE client.
Raymond P. Solutions, Inc.
- improve product quality or safety
-design, test, verify, and validate new products
-identify, validate, & implement cost savings
-qualify new processes, new equipment, and new suppliers
- investigate and correct part, process, or product defects
-improve/remediate quality system issues
-solve the most challenging technical problems
This can include:
New Product Integration & Ongoing Support
Blackstone Launchpad Syracuse University
Linda Dickerson Hartsock directs the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University, a cross-campus innovation and entrepreneurship program, and is also an adjunct faculty member in the Whitman School of Management.
Prior to joining Syracuse University, Linda was Vice President, Innovation and Technology, for CenterState CEO, a 12-county regional policy and development organization. Additionally, she launched The Clean Tech Center, an award-winning NYSERDA-funded incubator. In that role, she also served a dual role as Director, Industry Collaboration, SyracuseCoE -- a New York State Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems. In her role with CenterState CEO, she also served as executive director of The Syracuse Technology Garden (The Tech Garden) in downtown Syracuse. She helped establish and fund the award-winning Student Sandbox entrepreneurship program as an U.S. EDA University Center, funded through a $500,000 grant.