Associate Professor of Practice
Professor Roger Debo is the CTEC Director at Rutgers. From 2000 – 2015 he served as the Director for the Entrepreneurship Collaborative at NC State University. During his tenure, he was an advisor/consultant for 10 companies, the interim CEO or Board member for 5 startups and is currently the Board Chair for Xanofi, a NC State spin out. In 2002, he founded a non-profit organization and an LLC to promote technology commercialization at NC State. In 2004, Roger was part of a team that launched the COHiTEC program in Portugal, which lead to a country-wide commercialization initiative that has created more than two dozen companies; established a €12MM venture fund and received the 2006 Price Foundation Innovative Entrepreneurship Educators Award from Stanford University. Roger was also primarily responsible for launching and supporting the MBA commercialization program for The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, which received a 2009 NCIIA Olympus award for innovative thinking in education. In 2008, Roger was a cofounder of TECnet, an international network of entrepreneurship educators, which received an EU-US grant to foster international collaboration for education and commercialization of university technologies.