Ms. Andrea Wesser-Brawner

Senior Director of Content and Research International Business Innovation Association

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Ms. Andrea Wesser-Brawner has assisted thousands of entrepreneurs, research faculty and others in starting technology companies, pursuing federal funding for R&D, and generating revenues. She has led the development and operation of five technology accelerator programs, some with federal partners such as U.S. Department of Energy and Economic Development Administration. Having managed such diverse and large regional initiatives, she has since become a trusted advisor to the development of entrepreneur support organizations, most notably in programming, funding and operations plans. She most recently handled business development and large federal grant management for BRIDG (formerly, the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research), an industry-led consortium for the manufacturing of sensors and photonic devices.

Andrea has also been an entrepreneur while executive in a number of micro- and nano-technology based start-up companies. She graduated with Honors from the University of Central Florida with her Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Andrea is thrilled to offer members and other industry leaders who support entrepreneurs with rich content and easily-accessible benchmark data among peer organizations.