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Meet the Team


  • Nancy Saucier

    Executive Director of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures

    Innovation community and program management, startup marketing, research and communications, operations management, startup fundraising, venture capital

  • Ruth Dubey



  • Gary Ainsworth

    Principal Consultant, UMass Lowell New Venture Fellow

    Goal-Oriented Visionary, Emerging Technology Commercialization Techniques, New Product Introduction, Operations, and Product Development Turn Around, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Testability (DFT), and Outsourcing (DFX), Shainin Statical Engineering, Traditional SPC, and Design of Experiments (DOE), Organizational Development

  • Makarand Chipalkatti, Ph.D.

    UMass Lowell New Venture Fellow

    Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship, Market and Business Strategy, New Product Launch. Focus on supporting new business starts in large and medium companies seeking growth, startups and providing executive coaching. Mentoring business students and entrepreneurs to establish and scale their business.

  • Ryan MacInnis

    UMass Lowell New Venture Fellow & Entrepreneur in Residence

    Startup Marketing, Go-to-Market Development, Business Model Generation Fundraising, Venture Capital, Hiring

  • Mouli Ramani

    President and CEO-Horsepower Technologies Inc., UMass Lowell New Venture Fellow

Faculty Advisors

  • Jack Wilson, Ph.D.

    President Emeritus/Univ. Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, & Innovation

    Technological Entrepreneurship; Innovation; Research Commercialization; Governance, Structure & Finance of the Research Univ. Educational Innovation