Pre-Seed Workshop - New York
Pre-Seed Workshop - New York
Pre-Seed Workshop - New York
"Creating economic growth in today's Knowledge-Based Economy requires that regions find ways to convert local technology assets and intellectual property into revenue producing businesses.  The Pre-Seed Workshop is a perfect vehicle to accomplish this goal."

Jim Senall
High Technology of Rochester

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Jessica Crawford

President of MedTech

Syracuse, NY



Jessica Crawford is the president of MedTech, a non-profit trade association representing Upstate New York’s bioscience and medical technology industry.  She joined MedTech in October 2012, bringing with her more than 10 years of experience in government relations and community engagement. 

Crawford’s commitment to the community is evidenced in her key role as founding chair of 40 Below, a Syracuse-based non-profit organization of young professionals dedicated to revitalizing Upstate New York through culture, civic engagement and regional promotion.  She led the efforts to coordinate and execute an inaugural summit in 2004 and introduced new programming, secured funding and cultivated strategic partnerships that ensured the organization’s success.

Crawford earned a Master of Public Administration and Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Management and Policy from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Policy Studies at Syracuse University.  A native of Northern New York, she currently resides with her husband, Tom, in the Village of North Syracuse.