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November 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EEST

About Erik Azulay

Erik Azulay is a technology commercialization expert and serial entrepreneur specializing in startups and international market strategies.  He has managed commercialization and incubation projects in 12 countries around the world, and launched and sold two logistics companies based in the United States and Russia.

Mr. Azulay was the director for the World Bank Innovation Program in Kazakhstan, where for two years he oversaw the creation and running of the National Technology Commercialization Center.  Under his leadership the Center created a multi-million dollar small business commercialization grant program and incubated Kazakh start-ups to bring their innovations to market.  He now serves on the International Science and Commercialization Board, which oversees the $110 million second phase of the Program in Kazakhstan.

As President of the Alliance for Commercialization and Innovation Research, he currently runs the Nexus Innovation Hub and Incubator in New Delhi.  The Nexus Incubator is funded by the U.S. State Department to support the startup ecosystem in India.  In just over three years of operation, its graduates have raised over $8.9 million in funding.
Erik serves on the National Startup Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).  He received his BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas.  Erik speaks Russian and Spanish.


November 13, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EEST
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