University Enterprise Laboratories Welcomes New Board of Directors Members

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February 27  

It is with much anticipation for a bright and dynamic future, that we announce the addition of two exceptional individuals to University Enterprise Laboratories’ Board of Directors.

Preceded by enthusiastic recommendations, Frank Jaskulke and Steve Kelley have accepted appointments as members of the Board of Directors of UEL. Each brings a multitude of skills, deep industry-matter knowledge, and unique perspectives that will compliment our current leadership team.

Frank Jaskulke is the VP of Intelligence at Medical Alley, where he is a part of the senior leadership team, and manages the organization’s work in startups, global business, and innovation. He joined Medical Alley in 2005 and has a BA and MAPL from the University of Minnesota.  Of his work at Medical Alley, Jaskulke says; “I get paid to hang out with smart people who save lives. And if I do the work well, more lives are saved.”

Steve Kelley joined the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota as a senior fellow in 2007 in the science, technology, and environmental policy area, currently he is a lecturer at the school.  Kelley served in the Minnesota House of Representatives, and in the Minnesota Senate where he worked on technology and energy issues. Additionally, he was Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Minnesota’s energy agency.

About UEL

In 2004, there simply wasn’t a space in the Twin Cities with affordable and available lab facilities where early-stage bioscience companies could develop their research and technology into a commercially viable new business. This is when and why University Enterprise Laboratories was established as an incubator for these young startups.

Since its start, UEL has hosted many companies who needed space and support. The resident companies at UEL are innovative, research-based, technologically sophisticated, and entrepreneurial – precisely the kind of businesses that will help Minnesota’s bioscience cluster to grow.

A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, UEL is a connector and active contributor to the Twin Cities’ innovation ecosystem, providing and managing a facility with lab, office space, and supportive programming for early-stage life science, biotech, agriculture, healthcare, materials science, and sustainable energy companies.

UEL is proud to welcome Frank and Steve, and we look forward to counting these two innovative, thoughtful, and curious thinkers to our family.

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