Managing Director, XLr8 Andhra Pradesh Technology Business Accelerator

Glenn Robinson brings over thirty years of experience in senior management to the IC2 Institute’s Global Commercialization Group and the XLr8 Andhra Pradesh Technology Business Accelerator. His experience cover the spectrum of directing sales, marketing and customer response teams, providing General Management oversight driving record growth in both domestic and international operations at various multinational corporations, including Dell Computer, Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer. He has also held executive management positions in the non-profit sector, as well as being a seasoned entrepreneur, having launched and successfully managed multiple start-up ventures. He is a consultant to the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC, and has held Board of Director positions with various technology business incubators, start-ups and non-profits.

Mr. Robinson is currently Managing Director for XLr8 Andhra Pradesh in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India, and oversees all operations of the accelerator. Prior to relocating to India, he directed GCG regional new business acquisition and enterprise acceleration programs. Previously, he was program director for GCG’s TechBA program, a partnership with the Mexico Secretary of Economy and FUMEC, the US-Mexico Science Foundation, the goal of which is to assist Mexican Small and Medium Enterprises with entry into the US market. Prior to joining TechBA, he managed a successful technology commercialization program in Chile, focused on technology incubator assessment and training, technology recruitment and international business development.

Mr. Robinson holds a dual Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in English and Spanish Philology from San Jose State University, is a certified Foreign Language and ESL instructor, and completed his Masters of Arts coursework in Spanish at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain.

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