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


Mark Wilson
Judy Albers
Our Team

Judy Albers

Judy Albers is one of the co-founders of Pre-Seed Workshop-New York and a co-founder and partner in Neworks, the managing umbrella organization for the Pre-Seed Workshops.  

Until recently, Judy was the Chief Operating Officer at Excell Partners Inc where she co-managed a state-supported Seed Fund, screening opportunities, conducting due-diligence, negotiating equity-based investments, and providing oversight for a portfolio of 21 companies.  Along with her partner at Excell, Judy also launched the $eed-NY campaign in 2009 to further increase the level of seed capital available to NYS start-ups www.seedny.org.  Prior to Excell, Judy was a Vice President at Trillium Group, another Rochester-based Venture Capital firm, where she co-managed the University Technology Seed Fund.

Judy is a frequent speaker and panelist at local, regional, and national entrepreneurship conferences, business plan competitions, and venture forums.  An academic at heart, she is an ardent analyst and author of studies related to entrepreneurship.  Her papers have reached a regional, national, and international audience and can be downloaded at www.excellny.com, and www.seedny.org.

In previous careers, Judy has served as an adjunct Chemistry Professor at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, a research chemist at 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota and a defense analyst for U.S. Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy.

Judy holds a B.S. in Chemistry with Distinction from Duke University, a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Brandeis University, and completed her post-doc in Chemistry at Princeton University.