Technology Commercialization Programs Director, NextCorps
Mike Riedlinger is the Technology Commercialization Programs Director at NextCorps, a non-profit entrepreneurial support organization headquartered in Rochester, New York, where he has been on staff for over a decade.
At NextCorps, he has led development of the “Manufacturing Accelerator Program”, funded by a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to bridge gaps between hardware startup entrepreneurs and contract manufacturers. He also developed and led a “cleantech” hardware acceleration program called “Scale For ClimateTech” that assisted 69 startups over four program years, creating over 400 new jobs at the startups and generating over $420 million in additional investments.
Additionally, Mike Riedlinger is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester and he is a NSF I-Corps National Program Instructor.