Office of
Innovation and Economic Development

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Who We Serve > Entrepreneurs and Industry Leaders


Are you launching a start-up? Is your invention the next big thing? Do you need a prototype? Does your company need an angel investor? Need advice about patents? The Entrepreneurial Initiative and the Office of Technology Transfer offer assistance with:

  • Spin-ins and spin-outs
  • Angel investor group
  • Technology evaluation
  • Sponsored research
  • Analysis and testing
  • Innovation Design Lab
  • New product development
  • Small business assistance
  • Intellectual property and university/community collaborations


Marty Hackney
Director, ECU's Entrepreneurial Initiative

Marti Van Scott, Director
Office of Technology Transfer

Carolyn Wilburn
Director, Small Business and
Technology Development Center