New Member Joins SBTDC Tech Commercialization Team

Jun 3, 2024

We welcome Andrea Giska to the SBTDC’s Technology Commercialization Team. Andrea joins the SBTDC as an Equity Funding Specialist and will be working with innovation-based businesses in North Carolina that are planning to raise dilutive capital. 

Andrea is a seasoned professional with a diverse background spanning academia, startup ventures, and corporate innovation. She excels at navigating the intersection of technology, business, and market dynamics. Currently serving as a Small Business Equity Funding Specialist at the Small Business and Technology Development Center, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, she leverages her expertise in technology commercialization, market research, customer development, and fundraising to nurture emerging startups. Andrea’s professional journey includes co-founding a hard-tech startup, consulting for startups, spinoffs from research institutions and nonprofits, and serving as an Early-Stage Opportunities Manager (Innovation Manager) at Corning Incorporated. Holding a PhD in Materials Physics from Goethe University in Germany, alongside an MBA from Cornell University, she brings a unique blend of analytical acumen, entrepreneurial spirit, and cross-disciplinary insight to drive innovation and growth in every endeavor.

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