David Cross

Assistant Director

David Cross

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Biography

David joined the Division of Innovation and Applied Research in 2016 as assistant director of Entrepreneurship. In this role, he manages the daily operations and programming of the Towson University Incubator and fosters an environment that promotes innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship with the University, TU Incubator, and the wider entrepreneurial community.

David has 30 years of experience in economic development, technology transfer, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. After obtaining an M.B.A., David spent nearly 10 years in small business development centers in Georgia and Florida.

After moving to Scotland, he was responsible for managing the funding and support of the award-winning Hillington Park Innovation Centre, a business incubator just outside Glasgow, Scotland, which provides support to over 170 innovative new companies.

As project manager at Scottish Enterprise, David worked on proof of concept projects with major Scottish research universities. He was part of a team that created the Wellness and Health Innovation project, which provides business development, marketing, and technical support to innovative entrepreneurs creating new products and services in the health and wellness sectors.

Since returning to the U.S., David has taught media entrepreneurship classes to undergraduate and certificate level students as an adjunct lecturer at Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland College Park.

Education

David holds a M.B.A. and B.B.A. from University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.

Personal

David, an avid traveler, lived in Scotland for 16 years with his family and had the opportunity to visit England, France, Belgium, Italy, and Spain. He is also a student of military history and architecture. And, has dragged his family to many battlefields, castles, and fortresses across the U.S. and Europe.

Fun Fact

What are three websites everyone should have bookmarked? www.nytimes.com, www.ted.com/talks, www.ycombinator.com

Read David's blog posts at TUinnovates.com.