William Provine

President & CEO - The Innovation Space
DuPont & Delaware Innovation Space

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Dr. William D. Provine is a founder and serves as the first President & Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for the Delaware Innovation Space where Bill is on loan from DuPont. The Delaware Innovation Space is a new mission driven non-profit organization formed in partnership with DuPont, University of Delaware, and the State of Delaware to incubate and accelerate science based startups and is located on the renowned Experimental Station campus in Wilmington, Delaware. The Delaware Innovation Space operates the First Fund, a convertible note investment vehicle for companies that are resident in the Delaware Innovation Space.

Prior to his role in the Delaware Innovation Space, Bill led DuPont’s global operations for science and engineering and open innovation best practice process that included oversight for DuPont’s innovation centers, intellectual property licensing, university relations, collaborations with startup companies, and operation of regional laboratories and collaboration centers around the world. Bill also has served in a variety of research, marketing, business development, joint venture, and manufacturing leadership roles in DuPont over the years. Bill is an active volunteer and has served on many technical and government advisory committees and presently serves as a Director on the Boards for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and The Resolution Project. Bill is also an accredited investor active in a number of angel investment groups and a venture capital fund as well as advising DuPont on venture capital investment opportunities.

William is attending / has attended:

The 2019 New York Venture Summit
Venture Summit Virtual Connect 21

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