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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Pat Govang

Technology Licensing Officer @ Cornell University

Ithaca, New York



Pat is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, coach, teacher, and executive.  Currently he’s a member of the technology licensing team at the Cornell Center for Technology Licensing.  In the recent past he has worked with numerous entrepreneurial growth companies ranging from biotech to optics. 


Pat founded venture-backed start-up, e2e Materials, based on technology from Cornell University.  He grew the company that made an alternative to wood composites using soy and waste agricultural fibers from zero to 30 employees raising over $12M in venture investments and grants through the most economically challenging years of 2007-2012.  He’s served as the Chairman of Comet Skateboards, a founding B-corporation and a triple-bottom line company driving sustainable change in action sports.  In 2000 he founded Project Point, an online product development and project management tool focused on automotive tier 1 suppliers and OEM manufacturers.


Prior to e2e, Pat worked as a Director of the Cornell Center for Materials Research where he facilitated start-ups and technology transfer.  Pat started his career with the Dana Corporation in the automotive industry where he worked and lived on three continents building production facilities and managing engineering projects such as developing the all-wheel-drive and suspension system for the Porsche Cayenne.  He studied product development and design at Bowling Green State University and holds a number of patents.  He serves at the President’s invitation on the Business Forward initiative and is a multiple-time guest of the White House.  An avid competitive disc golfer, he’s the past Commissioner of the Professional Disc Golf Association, and lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife, Kelly.