Norman Chagnon, PhD
Program Director, I-Corps@Ohio
Dr. Norman Chagnon is an economic development professional with 30 years of experience in the creation and management of programs designed to advance innovation and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining the I-Corps@Ohio team, Norman was the Executive Director of the Third Frontier Commission. In that role for more than a decade, he provided leadership in all aspects of the rapid and successful implementation of the nationally recognized Ohio Third Frontier, the State of Ohio’s largest ever investment in technology based economic development. In recent years, he drove its focus on building a robust statewide entrepreneurial network that provides business assistance, capital and talent to support the accelerated growth of start-up and early stage technology companies.
S. Michael Camp, PhD
Academic Director, I-Corps@Ohio
Dr. S. Michael Camp is an entrepreneur, innovator, educator, and senior business analyst with more than twenty years of experience in architecting innovative models for the rapid monetization and commercialization of technology, including the design and launch of new ventures. Michael is the executive director of Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation at The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME). Michael also serves and the academic director of the I-Corps@Ohio program.
Nikki K. Modlich
Nikki has over a decade of experience in managing entrepreneurial educational programs affiliated with both independent and university startups with an emphasis on technology commercialization. Strengths include strategic planning, process improvement, marketing, program implementation and logistics, and delivering high-level communications; serving as liaison between academic, industry, and community stakeholders.