A serial entrepreneur and ecosystem builder, Julie Lenzer is currently the Chief Innovation Officer for the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI). Her role is to bring together the ecosystem and resources for supporting startups within the BioFabUSA membership, which includes companies developing both cell, tissue, and organ-based therapies and those innovating around manufacturing and supply chain enabling technologies.
Previously, she was the Chief Innovation Officer at the University of Maryland overseeing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem building across the campus, including technology transfer and community-based support for small businesses.
Prior to joining the university, Julie was appointed to lead the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) within the U.S. Department of Commerce where she oversaw the creation of the current Build to Scale program. She is a founding board member of the Center for American Entrepreneurship and an active angel investor.