Justin Hazzard engages with entrepreneurs and small businesses to help bring innovation to the market. He is the Director of the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development, which provides business incubation and consulting services for early-stage, growth-oriented companies. Hazzard is an experienced entrepreneur with expertise in product validation, new market development, business planning and organizational strategy. Hazzard leads the Startup Stillwater initiative, serves as a mentor for the Oklahoma Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program and also serves on several non-profit board of directors. During his career he was a Foreign Trade Advisor for Oklahoma State University in the Center for International Trade and Development and also Director of International Sales for a consumer goods manufacturer. Hazzard received the Leading Edge Award in 2019 by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce for his efforts in advancing the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Justin is a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional and also earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business in Grenoble, France.
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