Upstate Ecosystem Builder & UVC Community Connector
As long as he can remember, Ryan has had a huge appetite for building and cultivating projects, networks and relationships. Now more than ever as the Director of the thINCubator, he has the opportunity to share ideas, network with fascinating people and work together to produce something great.
In his role at the thINCubator, he helps identify entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs from Mohawk Valley area colleges and communities, and works with them to develop their ideas and markets, and bring them to market. He connects these entrepreneurs with a network of mentors with diverse disciplines and programming to help them refine their product of service, identify assets and market viability and assist with marketing strategies – all while working to build a community of innovators in Upstate new York.
Ryan is also the organizer of TEDxUtica. His long-term goals include using the web to bring together residents of communities to learn, interact, effect policy decisions and affect change.