Michael W. Fountain University of South Florida, USA
Michael Fountain serves as the Founding Director of the University of South Florida Center for Entrepreneurship. He also serves as the Director of the USF Student Innovation Incubator. Michael served as the National Director of the National Consortium for Life Science Entrepreneurship from 1999-2004 and as an Entrepreneur –in-Residence at the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Dr. Fountain currently holds Five professorships including:
The John & Beverley Grant Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship, the Muma College of Business
Professor, USF Industrial Management and Systems Engineering
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, the Morsani College of Medicine
Professor, USF College of Pharmacy
Professor, USF Institute for Advanced Discovery and Innovation
Dr. Fountain founded or co-founded eleven new ventures based on his research, three of which became publicly traded companies. Michael holds 30 issued United States patents and over 100 international patents. These patented technology platforms are currently utilized in over 180 products.
Dr. Fountain has published over 70 peer-reviewed publications.
During his corporate career Michael served as the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board and Chief Scientific Officer of a number of public and private companies.