Mark S. Long
UF INNOVATE Incubation Services
Mark S. Long is currently the Director of Incubation Services for UF Innovate at the University of Florida, which includes the Sid Martin Biotechnology incubator in Progress Park, on of the top bioscience business incubators in the world, and also The Hub, a mixed-use facility in downtown Gainesville. Mark is also the Director of the Collaboratory for Women Innovators, a 5-year partnership with the US EDA and the University of Florida to educate, inform and encourage women in technology startups. Mark was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Management at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and a 2010/2012 winner of the IU Trustees Teaching Award. Mark was also the President of Long Performance Advisors, LLC, a global consulting company focused on accelerating efforts in business incubation, technology transfer, small business formation/management and economic development – Mark has completed studies for over 100 business incubators and research parks around the world. Mark was a board member of the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), and in 2014 he received the InBIA President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Business Incubation. He has authored numerous books on incubation and economic development and is considered a global authority on policies and procedures for business incubators. Long is the former President and CEO of the Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC). As CEO of IURTC, Long directed the activities of IU’s business incubator, the Indiana University Emerging Technologies Center; the Technology Transfer Office; the Office of Indiana University Trademarks and Licensing; and Kelley Executive Partners, the executive education arm of the Kelley School. Mark was the previous Director of Technical Operations at Washington University in St. Louis. Long has more than thirty years of experience in medical diagnostics in sales, marketing, and technical services, holding additional positions at Sigma Diagnostics, Coulter Corporation and Baxter Healthcare. Mark has an A.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from Indian River Community College, Ft. Pierce, Florida (2007 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner); B.S. degree in Biology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida; and an M.S. degree in Molecular Biology from Florida State University.