Becca Halm, Communications Assistant and Virginia Tech media student, interviews Brett Malone. This episode takes a deeper dive into Brett’s vision for the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center and how he is “enabling” the disrupters creating new opportunity. Listen and find out Brett’s entrepreneurial thoughts and how it takes a mindset of looking at a situation differently, having the conviction to try something new and tenancy to stick with it.
Bio: Brett Malone, President and CEO of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, has led multiple startups as a co-founder and CEO. He has a unique background that spans software, defense, biotech, and clinical markets. Brett has a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech and loves mentoring startups, building space with purpose, and getting involved in all things technology related.
About us: Born out of a need to translate Virginia Tech research to commercial potential, the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center was established in Blacksburg in 1985. Since then, it has been home to over 750 premier organizations with a common goal to disrupt industries. Today, with operations across Virginia, the research park continues to be a destination for growth and a space with purpose.