As Director of Technology Entrepreneurship for the Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n), Gino Bradica, Ph.D. assists in leading the team of highly engaged staff and volunteers who are focused on helping startup companies, entrepreneurs, and innovators transform their ideas from concept to commercialization. Gino is responsible for supporting i2n Companies navigate their growth strategies as well as drive technology, innovation, and entrepreneurial related activities of the CCEDC.
With over 25 years of experience, Gino has spent 22 years in a number or Innovation, Venturing, Strategic Marketing, New Business Development, and R&D roles leading the partnerships, development and launches of orthopedic, plastic reconstructive, cardiovascular, and digitally enabled medical devices, while previously practicing as a pediatric clinician for 5 years, developing orthotic and prosthetic devices.
His work has been extensively published, is currently listed as inventor on over 18 US patents and numerous patent applications, and has authored over twenty-five peer reviewed journal articles, as well as several textbook chapters and numerous society presentations.
Gino holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont, degrees in Orthotics (University of Connecticut) and Prosthetics (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Biomaterials from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is an EI Licensed Mechanical Engineer in the State of Vermont.
As Director of the Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n), Matt Cabrey leads the team of highly engaged staff and volunteers who are focused on helping startup companies, entrepreneurs, and innovators transform their ideas from concept to commercialization. Matt is responsible for overall management of i2n including marketing, programming, fundraising and engagement of i2n Partner organizations.
With more than 30 years of experience in the economic development, biopharmaceuticals, financial services, marketing and communications, media, and nonprofit sectors, Matt is also himself an entrepreneur having founded and led Growing Greater LLC, a strategic business advisory firm. Matt previously led Select Greater Philadelphia, a regional business attraction marketing organization focused on growing the economic vibrancy of the 11-county community by attracting new businesses, jobs and talent. He has held communications leadership roles with Shire plc, PNC Bank, Keystone Mercy Health Plan, and the American Red Cross.
A frequent speaker, moderator and advisor, Matt has appeared on numerous media outlets discussing topics ranging from business growth and economic issues to clinical trials and pharmacovigilance, and more. Matt volunteers regularly with business and community initiatives, and currently serves on the Board of the Philadelphia Police Athletic League (PAL), the Sunday Breakfast Club, and The Kauders Foundation.
A graduate of Penn State University, Matt earned a BA in journalism with a minor in sociology. He has supported business operations and growth in three countries, and has organized and hosted numerous regional, national and international business initiatives and delegations. A proud native of the Overbrook Farms neighborhood of West Philadelphia, Matt and his family have lived for more than 30 years in Chester County, PA.
Marianne Stack is a Project Director for the Chester County Economic Development Council’s technology initiatives, the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG) industry partnership and the Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n). In this role she provides leadership and oversight to ITAG, building strategies to help regional technology companies grow and succeed through the collaboration of private employers, educators, and public partners. In support of i2n, Marianne leads the PA Keystone Innovation Zone tax credit program for Chester and Delaware Counties which includes certifying companies for eligibility, ensuring program compliance, assessing company needs and connecting these early-stage and technology-driven companies with resources they need.
Prior to joining CCEDC in 2012, Marianne served as project engineer for several civil engineering firms with a focus in land development. Marianne earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Villanova University as well as her Professional Engineer’s License.
Being detail oriented, highly organized and having the ability to successfully multitask has been an asset professionally as well as in managing a large, active family. Marianne is an active member of the Saints Philip and James School Board of Limited Jurisdiction.
Cheryl Korn joined the Chester County Economic Development Council in 2017 and serves as a project coordinator. Her duties include supporting CCEDC’s technology initiatives, the Ideas x Innovations Network (i2n) and the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG). She also assists CCEDC’s marketing department and STEM Innovation youth initiatives.
Her responsibilities include coordinating and communicating with various stakeholders, providing graphic design and electronic marketing assistance, organizing meetings and events, and providing general administrative support. Cheryl’s previous experience as art director for a healthcare software company, tenure at several advertising agencies, and service as the office and marketing manager for various companies, means she is well-suited to wear many hats in her role at CCEDC.
Cheryl received a BFA in graphic design from Moore College of Art and has kept her skills current by earning numerous certifications from Springhouse Education & Consulting Services.