Nick leads TechConnect Ventures, which specializes in year-round technology scouting, new venture discovery and Innovation Challenge programs for Clients outside of TechConnect's signature Events. He brings a decade of experience in open innovation strategy, problem/solution matchmaking and cross-disciplinary crowd engagement. Nick has designed and executed hundreds of collaborative innovation programs with clients from small enterprise through the Fortune 20, as well as the government and non-profit sectors. Nick holds a M.S. from Kent State University and a B.S from John Carroll University. He is based in Orlando, Florida.