The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation (MCA) is proud to announce its partnership with David Novick, who will serve as the Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) for the MCA Innovation Center. This collaboration aims to empower local technology startups and entrepreneurs through mentorship and guidance.
David Novick brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as the EIR. He is a highly accomplished entrepreneur and innovation leader, with 10 years at the University of Texas at El Paso where he co-founded and co-directed the Mike Loya Center for Innovation and Commerce. He’s published 135 journal articles and conference papers, secured $16 million in grants and contracts, and holds a U.S. patent. Dr. Novick has also mentored top companies such as Intel and Mentor Graphics. He has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Oregon and is a retired member of the Oregon State Bar and an active member of the District of Columbia Bar.
“Our region’s innovators embody the richness and drive of the borderland. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them.” – David Novick
As the EIR, Dr. Novick will play an important role in supporting technology startup companies at the Innovation Center. He will leverage his real-world business experiences, providing valuable feedback, advice, and mentorship to help entrepreneurs develop essential skills for success.
Additionally, Dr. Novick will moderate the MCA Innovation Center’s monthly Founders RoundTable meetings. Founders RoundTable serves as a peer support group for local founders and executives and are designed to foster a non-competing environment for open discussion and idea sharing. This exclusive opportunity will allow founders and executives to connect with like-minded professionals, gain insights from industry experts, and build a strong support network. Local startups are encouraged to apply for membership in the Founders RoundTable today.