The Innovation Team

Abby Queale.

Abby Queale

Director of Innovation

Abby leads the implementation of the strategic plan for supporting innovation, commercialization, technology transfer and economic development activities at SJSU.

Phone: 408-924-3811

Jason Kim.

Jason Kim

Industry Research Alliances Specialist

Jason brokers research agreements and collaborations with industry partners to increase innovation opportunities for faculty and staff at SJSU.

Phone: 408-924-1300

Mash (Michael) Ashley.

Mash (Michael) Ashley

SpartUp Incubator Launch Director

Mash leads the SpartUp Incubator team, serves as a mentor and also teaches in the Lucas College of Business.

Innovation Programs Facilitator

Jalyn Pambid

Innovation Programs Facilitator

Jalyn helps coordinate programs focused on developing industry collaboration, technology transfer and entrepreneurship support programs and activities.

Phone: 408-924-3324

University Advancement Representative

Jacob (Jake) Manaloor, JD.

Jacob (Jake) Manaloor, JD

Director of Development for Research and Innovation

Jake leads fundraising for our division and looks forward to helping increase innovative research and entrepreneurial opportunities at SJSU.

Phone: 408-924-2053

San José State University Research Foundation Representatives

Deborah Maloney.

Deborah Maloney

Director of Sponsored Programs

Phone: 408-924-1421

Reed Frye.

Reed Frye

Manager, Contracts

Reed provides contract management and support.

Phone: 408-924-1546

Edgar Ceron.

Edgar Ceron

Director, Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center

Phone: 408-924-1402

Kim Tung Tran.

Kim Tung Tran

Project Coordinator, Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center

Phone: 408-924-1402

Sandeep Mukkamala.

Sandeep Mukkamala

IP Specialist

Phone: 408-924-5462

Eli Finn

Eli Finn

SpartUp Incubator Program Manager

Eli manages and grows the SpartUp Incubator programs, events, and workshops for the purpose of supporting innovation and entrepreneurship at SJSU.

Max Rothe

Max Rothe

Ecosystem Manager, SpartUp Incubator

Max manages the SpartUp Incubator ecosystem to connect our Spartaneurs to the resources they need for their businesses to grow and thrive. Max builds partnerships with SJSU clubs and centers, works with local government officials, programs and organizations, and maintains relationships with other incubators and accelerators.