Special Advisor, LINC, Office of the Vice-President Research
Dan brings a strong and career-long commitment to assisting SMEs and academic researchers, facilitating commercialization and has a proven track record in industry liaison. Prior to joining Brock he served as Industry Liaison Manager for Innovation York, York University; Dan was also the Vice President Commercialization and Chief Operating Officer of HTX, Ontario’s Health Technology Exchange, a leading catalyst for accelerating the growth of Ontario’s medical and assistive technologies industry cluster; and for many years he was an Industrial Technology Advisor in the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program across Southern Ontario including more than five years at the University of Western Ontario. He has worked with many innovative Ontario companies to assist in developing new technologies that resulted in the commercialization of new products, processes or markets.
Cassie Price is the BioLinc Coordinator for Brock University’s bioscience business incubator, BioLinc. Educated at the University of Guelph, Cassie earned a Bachelor of Science Honours degree, in Biomedical Toxicology in 2011. As the BioLinc Coordinator, Cassie is a critical planner and primary driver of facility coordination, communications and promotional initiatives. She is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of processes and to coordinate and oversee all required tasks for client, project and facility management, to ensure the timely delivery of projects at BioLinc and to initiate and steward connections with students, researchers and entrepreneurs. As part of Cassie’s role as the BioLinc Coordinator, Cassie also manages BioLinc’s Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program, a program designed to help youth (aged 18-29) explore and grow their early stage business ventures.
John Di Lorenzo
The BioLinc Ambassador is filled by a co-op student from here at Brock University. John is here to help aid you as a student entrepreneur, so do not hesitate to ask him any questions you may have. His office is last on the left across from the collaborative space. He has full knowledge on every current resident here at BioLinc. If you would like any additional information on a specific student entrepreneur or would like a general introduction to everyone currently working out of BioLinc, John would be the perfect point of contact for additional information.