Director of Innovation Ecosystems @ Startup Ecosystems group at EI2, Georgia Institute of Technology
Lynne Henkiel is the Director of Innovation Ecosystems in the Startup Ecosystems group at Georgia Institute of Technology. Lynne has been involved in developing EI²’s innovative incubation practices, aiding communities in developing their entrepreneur base through research, education and practice. She is the developer of the incubation health assessments tool and instrumental in developing our community readiness programs that are implemented not only in Georgia, but internationally as well. Her career at Georgia Tech has focused early on with evaluating and commercializing technology research from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Stennis Space Center, and Marshall Space Flight Center. Within her responsibilities of working with startup companies that licensed NASA technology, she worked in partnership with startup entrepreneurs to overcome many of the early pitfalls of starting a technology business. She also managed the dual-use industry partnerships for NASA Marshall involving both large and startup businesses.