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G Nagesh Rao

Chief Technologist
US Small Business Administration

G. Nagesh Rao is a 2016 USA Eisenhower Fellow whom also serves as Chief Technologist & Entrepreneur in Residence with the US Small Business Administration’s Office of Investment & Innovation. His portfolio of work includes Growth Accelerators, SBIR/STTR program and coordination of the Fueling Small Business Innovation Interagency Policy Committee for the White House’s Lab to Market Commercialization Agenda. As well handle all things “techie” and “nerd-related”.

His credentials include a MBA (Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship) from the University of Maryland-College Park, a MSc in Legal Studies-Intellectual Property Law from Albany Law School, a BSc dual-major in Materials Engineering and Philosophy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Patent Bar License from the USPTO (Registration Number: 69006). Accolades he has received include the Scott McKay and RPI Alumni Key Awards. Currently, he is an Advisor to MAS Holdings, LAUNCH (public-private partnership between NASA, USAID, US State Department, and Nike) and the AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador Program, as well served over the past 5 years as a Board member on his alma mater's (RPI) Alumni Association Board of Trustees.

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