Program Director, Innovation Initiatives
As the Program Director for Innovation Initiatives, David Machajewski works on behalf of the Illinois Innovation Network to oversee the Illinois Corporate-Startup Challenge and other innovation-focused projects. Before his current role, David served as a Program Manager and Program Intern for the ISTC, during which time he helped develop the Corporate-Startup Challenge and assisted with the creation of the new Illinois Innovation Network web portal. Prior to working at the ISTC, David was an Amgen Scholar at the California Institute of Technology. David received his BS in biochemistry and music from Boston College.