Your Business Builders
The team at Cicada Innovations are highly experienced business builders. With expertise across a broad range of disciplines, they are able to quickly and effectively add value to your venture. Over the last five years we have worked with more than 80 businesses on capital raising, building teams, accessing grants, developing new products, growing revenue and selling businesses.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Innovation Officer & Head of Investment
Head of Mentoring and Global Growth
Mentor, Lead Life Sciences
Head of Community
Mentor, Agtech Programs
Business Program Manager
Experts in Residence
Investor in Residence
Entrepreneur in Residence and Singapore Connector
IP Expert and Strategist in Residence
Entrepreneur and Alumni in Residence
Distinguished International Ambassador
Cicada International Ambassador and USA Connector
Matt Gardner is the chief executive of the California Technology Council and founding Director of the Center for Science, Technology and Society at William Jessup University.
Prior to the CTC, Matt was a senior vice president at TechAmerica, President and Chief Executive of BayBio, and Director of the Technology Council of Maryland.
Before his career in trade associations, Matt spent almost a decade in economic development. He was the North American Director of Business Development for the Queensland Government.