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Program Director, Technology Services
Center for Economic Growth
Peter Pritchard is a Program Director for the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), primarily focusing on initiatives supporting early-stage technology venture funding opportunities. He directs the regional efforts for Pre-Seed Workshop, Venture Bplan Series and the Tech Valley Angel Network, plus he runs the state-wide venture capital forum SmartStart UNYTECH Venture Forum. He also serves early-stage businesses through the Watervliet Innovation Center, a homeland security business accelerator program. Most recently, he was a Licensing Associate for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was responsible for the identification, management and out-licensing of technologies resulting from research at the university, principally involving physical sciences research topics such as nanotechnology, materials science and engineering, semiconductor and microelectronics, and mechanical systems. Prior to this position he was a Product Manager for Intermagnetics General (IGC) in Latham, N.Y., where he led the commercial development activities related to open magnet products. He also spent 12 years with GE in the Energy Products, Industrial Systems and Global Research businesses.
He received his BS in Engineering from Brown University in 1987 and his M.S. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2005. Pritchard is a graduate of GE’s Technical Sales Program and a current member of the Licensing Executives Society.