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Dr. Steve Kubisen

Managing Director
Phone: 202-994-8394
[email protected]

Steve is a serial entrepreneur, corporate executive and university technology commercialization executive. He started his career in research and then moved to research management and general management for Union Carbide, Akzo Coatings, GE and Alcoa.  During his eight years with GE, as General Manager of GE Electromaterials, he commercialized a revolutionary circuit board material for the emerging computer and telecommunications industries and as General Manager of R&D and Engineering of the $500M GE Silicones Division instituted systems to double new product sales.  

As an entrepreneur, Steve was CEO of a revolutionary composite manufacturing venture and a medical device venture, in addition to serving on boards of a number of early stage ventures. Steve’s passion for commercializing early technologies and growing entrepreneurial communities led him to university technology commercialization operations. 

For over seven years, he served as Vice President of Utah State University’s Office of Technology Commercialization and Senior Director of Ventures and the Medical Device/Software/Engineering Portfolio Group at the Johns Hopkins University. During his four year tenure at Utah State, Steve tripled licensing revenue and moved the institution into the top five in the nation for start-ups per research dollar.  During his three year tenure at Hopkins, the institution increased start-ups from a historical annual level of four to 12 in 2008, with $76M venture capital raised. 

Steve has an A.B. in chemistry from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Harvard University.