David Hochman is a consultant in technology-based economic development, serving a broad range of clients in the government and non-profit sectors nationwide. In the New York area, he serves as founding executive director of the Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc. As a national consultant, he is a long-time affiliate of the Technology Partnership Practice at Battelle Memorial Institute, where he has played key roles in landmark studies such as Battelle’s biannual survey of state-level programs for the Biotechnology Industry Organization and a study for the Association of University Research Parks.
Prior to this work, David served as Deputy Director of the former New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, where he guided a $125 million capital-investment program at the state’s research universities; the startup of a dozen university-based academic/industrial research centers and associated incubators; and the development of a comprehensive technology-transfer system serving the state’s community of small, high-growth, technology-based businesses.
In the early 1980s, he co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer of a high-technology business venture based in New York City (exit by sale to a venture capitalist rolling up similar companies for a planned public offering). He holds an A.B. in History of Science from Princeton University and an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and has taught Strategic Management to MPA students as an Adjunct Associate Professor at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
David recently announced affiliation as an independent consultant with Public Works Partners, and he serves as an advisor to Calcbench, a startup in the fintech/open data sector. He is the author of opinion columns on City economic-development issues that appeared as part of the “NYCInc.” and “Off the CUF” series that the Center for an Urban Future has sponsored. He has been honored by the Mayor and City Council of Philadelphia for contributions to community development while a resident of that city in the early 1990s.
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