Weston Waldo

Weston Waldo, 王卫地
Director, TEXVMS
Program Manager, SW I-Corps

  • Successful entrepreneur with a track record of a successful exit and experience in founding multiple companies in life sciences and renewable energy verticals
  • Accomplished educator who has made significant contributions to the startup ecosystem by leading multiple initiatives and early-stage startup venture development
  • Expert in NSF I-Corps program with extensive experience in training and endorsing teams for the NSF National I-Corps program, completing the NSF I-Corps Faculty in Training program, and involvement in 8 NSF National I-Corps cohorts
  • Experienced investor with a deep understanding of the investment landscape, performing due diligence on project deal flow ranging from $10M – $50M in valuation and raising financial capital from top banks such as Deutsche Bank, Barclays, and Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
  • Commercialization reviewer for NSF $200M SBIR/STTR Phase-I and Phase-II program
  • Leader in DeepTech startup ecosystems, making significant contributions to the DeepTech startup ecosystem and venture development as the Director and Program Manager at The University of Texas at Austin’s Austin Technology Incubator and as an NSF I-Corps instructor for the Southwest Hub, Great Lakes Hub, and South I-Corps Node
  • Fluent in Chinese and insanely curious on how other countries innovate
  • MBA and BBA from Texas Tech University and Chinese certificate from 上海财经大学
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