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Robert Okabe

Bob Okabe is responsible for leading the Polsky Center Tech Commercialization team’s efforts to develop and grow startup companies based on UChicago research technologies.

Previously, Bob has been engaged with startup companies as an angel investor, board director, and interim CEO and CFO for sixteen companies. He has applied this experience to commercialization projects for UChicago, other universities, and corporations as a consultant and advisor for more than 15 years.