Paul Riser, Jr. serves as Managing Director of Technology-based Entrepreneurship at TechTown Detroit. In this capacity, he guides the design, execution and ongoing management of the nonprofit’s technology programming: acceleration, proof of concept, university and health care system commercialization, and incubation. Mr. Riser is an entrepreneur, chief technologist, information officer and systems engineer with more than 17 years of professional experience working with startup firms to global enterprises in the areas of IT systems administration, systems architecture, technology integration, technical pre-sales support and medical device development. Prior to joining TechTown, Mr. Riser served as Chief Technology and Information Officer for Innovative Health Technologies, a Detroit biotech startup developing health care solutions in the form of regenerative, biomimetic medical devices. He is also the President and CEO of the Riser Group, a Northville-based IT and business development consulting firm. Additionally, Mr. Riser is a founding member of the Legacy Associates Foundation, board member and equity partner of B.L.A.C. Magazine, and board member of the New Detroit Coalition, the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3), Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), and InForum of Michigan.