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Paula Sorrell, formerly Michigan Economic Development Corporation (VP Entrepreneurial Service) was formerly the vice president of entrepreneurship, innovation & venture capital for the MEDC and oversaw $1billion to support Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, including university research and tech transfer, technology service providers, business incubators, seed funding programs, portfolio investments and fund to funds (200+ contracts in all). Prior to MEDC, she held full and interim senior management roles at early to mid-stage technology companies. Sorrell’s past activities in economic development include being a national trainer to economic development centers, universities, and consultants for early stage commercialization strategies and supporting eco-systems and tech evaluator for 1,000+ sustainable technology businesses.