DJ Nag named Emerald Campus Executive in Residence

Dipanjan (DJ) Nag will be the District’s first Emerald Campus Executive in Residence for the Start-Up Academy that will be offered to students beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

Dr. Nag is serving on a volunteer basis and will assist the Start-Up Academy in its mission to teach students about entrepreneurship. Students will create, plan, design and present their personal business model to industry experts who will provide support and advice allowing student to develop and protect their intellectual property.

“In today's global economy, students need to be highly competitive to become successful. Being entrepreneurial can be one of the best skill students can acquire and cultivate during middle and high school,” Dr. Nag said. “Ideally, when these students graduate from college, they will be searching for who they would like to hire for their own business. I am very excited to help build a globally competitive Start-up Academy at Dublin Schools.”

During his career, Mr. Nag has successfully led the technology transfer at The Ohio State University, Rutgers University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is credited for creating more than 70 startups and successfully licensing hundreds of technologies. Nag also served as the Director at Ocean Tomo and on the Board of Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). He currently leads the Management Council for Education at the Licensing Executive Society's (LES) Board and teaches as adjunct faculty at Rutgers University and visiting professor at Shizuoka University.

“We are fortunate to have an individual with DJ’s pedigree agree to volunteer for this position,” said Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley. “This is another great step in leveraging the intellectual power of our residents for the benefit of our students and academic programs.”

He has a Master of Science degree and a Doctorate in biophysical chemistry, as well as a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 
Dr. Nag is currently the Chief Investment Officer at Ventech Solutions, a healthcare data solutions and enterprise technology company based in Columbus, OH.

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