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Tom O'Donnell

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Tom O'Donnell Senior Director, Innovation Initiatives, Director, Innovation Hub – Lowell & Haverhill, Visiting Faculty, Manning School of Business
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    978-934-2641, 508-254-6205
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    Falmouth 202F, 110 Canal Street, 3rd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852
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Entrepreneurship, new venture creation, innovation strategy, corporate venturing, business development

Educational Background

B.S.E.E., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
M.S. Computer Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA
M.S. Management, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA


Tom is currently a full-time Visiting Faculty member at the Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in New Venture Planning & Implementation, Managing Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management. He is also actively engaged in mentoring student teams interested in starting new ventures and expanding the innovation and entrepreneurship programs on campus for students, researchers and faculty. Prior to UMass Lowell, Tom worked in strategy consulting, venture / business development, marketing and sales roles at Product Genesis, TIAX and Cisco Systems. Tom holds a B.S.E.E. from WPI, M.S. Computer Engineering from Boston University and M.S. Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Tom currently serves on the boards of the M2D2 (Mass Medical Device Development) Center, the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge and YouthCITIES.