Jennifer Hammaker

Vice President, Business Development, TEDCO

Jennifer brings her passion for entrepreneurship and a strong background in the start-up community to her position at TEDCO. She joined TEDCO in 2012 as the Program Manager responsible for launching the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII). As TEDCO’s Vice President of Business Development, Jennifer manages the development of guidelines and policies, the application and review process, marketing and outreach, and board member engagement.

Prior to joining TEDCO, Jennifer was Director of the Innovation Transfer Network (ITN), a first-of-its-kind Pennsylvania network of thirteen small colleges and universities focused on commercialization. More than $3 million dollars was awarded to ITN as a result of her leadership, in addition to national media recognition, and expansion of the program model. She also worked with multiple venture capital firms and angel investors to identify and evaluate start up opportunities for investment.