The Missouri Innovation Center is searching for our next VP/COO. 

The primary purpose of this position is to manage two departments, the MU Life Science Business Incubator and the incubation/technology commercialization programs delivered by MIC.  Tasks includes operational and fiscal responsibility for a 33,000 sq. ft. lab/office facility and supervision of two full-time staff positions.  Additionally, time is spent coaching, mentoring, and otherwise advising entrepreneurial clients on all aspects of business including business planning, licensing, commercialization, and equity financing.  This position is responsible for generating revenues from leasing space, contracting with state and/or federal agencies, submitting various grants and receiving these awards. The position interacts and serves various mentor, coaching and teaching roles with related university and community programs including the NSF I-Corps Affiliate and Regional Programs.

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About Aina Zaresheva

Aina Zaresheva earned her B.S. degree in English as a Second Language Teaching from Saratov State University in Russia. She also has a Master's degree in Russian Arts and another MA degree in Spanish Language Teaching, both from University of Missouri - Columbia. Aina has 7 years of language teaching experience. In 2023, she joined the Missouri Innovation Center as the senior office support assistant.