Cincinnati, OH, April 4, 2019 – HCDC, Inc. is pleased to announce that Theresa Sedlack has been selected as the new HCDC Business Center Director. Her first day will be Monday, April 8, 2019.
“HCDC is very excited to name Theresa Sedlack as our next HCDC Business Center Director. She is a proven leader, coach, and connector who will be entrusted to better our nationally known business incubation program and assist in the creation, development,and growth of our region’s most innovative entrepreneurs,” says HCDC President/CEO and former Business Center Director Patrick Longo.
He continues: “Theresa’s deep history with business incubation at the University of Notre Dame and strong connectivity with the Angel Capital Association (ACA) will be quality assets that we look forward to leveraging for all the clients and communities that we serve. Please join me in welcoming Theresa to HCDC!”
Theresa Sedlack comes to HCDC with almost 20 years’ experience supporting commercialization advancement for companies at all stages…from formation to launch to funding to revenue traction.
Fifteen years of Sedlack’s experience was spent at Notre Dame, with responsibilities ranging from entrepreneurial education to investment facilitation and venture/commercialization advising.
As part of that work, Sedlack was also a senior member of the founding team for Innovation Park at Notre Dame (an incubator opened in 2009 to serve ventures affiliated with the university as well as regional ventures engaged with university talent and resources.) She developed and executed strategies and built relationships that supported commercial outcomes for Innovation Park clients.
Theresa Sedlack has and continues to have a long-standing affiliation with the Angel Capital Association, serving a 3-year term on the national board as well as currently being a member of the ACA’s education committee. (The ACA is a North American professional association for accredited investors, which facilitates best practices in angel funding.)
Sedlack’s 2017 move back to Cincinnati provided her with opportunities to also engage this region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. She has held teaching positions at both Miami University and Northern Kentucky University, and served as a mentor to Hillman Accelerator’s 2018 cohort.
“Since my move to Cincinnati, I have admired HCDC and its dedication to providing broad-based commercialization support for its clients and deeply collaborative partnering across the region’s vibrant startup ecosystem,” says Sedlack.
She continues: “It is an honor for me to join such a talented, committed staff. I look forward to building upon the substantive HCDC foundation to serve founders and entrepreneurial teams across industries in the region.”
About HCDC, Inc.
Established by HCDC in 1989, the HCDC Business Center is one of the largest and most successful business incubators in the United States. More than 300 innovative and scalable businesses have participated in HCDC’s incubation program including the 70 current businesses that call the Business Center home. Over the past almost 30 years, our resident companies have created more than 2,300 jobs and generated $500 million in economic activity. Approximately 300 people come to work at the Business Center on any given day. Hundreds more engage in Business Center programming, meet-ups, and forums every year. For more information, please visit: www.hcdc.com/incubation.
Kacey King Redmond