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
President
High Technology of Rochester


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Kenneth J. McLeod, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur in Residence

Binghamton University

KMcLeod@Binghamton.edu

Ken McLeod is the Entrepreneur in Residence at Binghamton University, with responsibilities for guiding students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members working with the university, in their quest to commercialize technologies or other innovative concepts they have created.  In addition, he teaches a two course sequence in entrepreneurship which is open to all students on campus.  He has been teaching entrepreneurship for over 25 years at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
 
Ken has also been a founder in 12 start-up companies, principally in the healthcare industry, and more specifically, ventures focused on commercializing the medical and wellness devices developed in the Clinical Science and Engineering Research Lab at Binghamton University, which he directs.    He currently serves as CEO of
Sonostics, Inc. a developer of secondary heart pacemakers; CSO of MicroEnvironmental Control, Inc. a developer of directed beam heating technology; engineering design consultant for Bioelectronics, Inc. developer of pulsed shortwave therapy devices for treating pain and edema; board member for Infrasonic Monitoring, Inc. a developer of non-invasive cardiac output monitoring technology; and, Co-Chairman of the Board for RedSky, Inc, a new venture accelerator based in El Paso, TX focused on medical product development.
 
Ken earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He completed his post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Tufts University and then took a faculty position in the Department of
Orthopaedics at Stony Brook University.  In 2002 he was recruited to Binghamton University to found the Department of Bioengineering.