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Welcoming Robert Pieroni to the MPPA Advisory Council

The MPPA program welcomes a new Advisory Council member, Robert Pieroni. Robert, an alumnus of the program, serves as an advisory board member for Austin-based venture fund Ecliptic Capital, multiple startups across different verticals, and startup development organizations gener8or and MassChallenge Texas. He develops innovation ecosystem initiatives that bridge the gaps between startups, startup development organizations, corporate entities, investors, academia and government. His latest vision led to the creation of a 17,000-SF downtown innovation hub in Houston, TX. The project is anchored by nationally recognized startup accelerators MassChallenge and gener8or, and globally recognized incubator Impact Hub. Robert holds a Master of Public Administration & Policy from California Lutheran University, earned his Bachelor of Science in Sociology with Criminal Justice Emphasis on Law from Abilene Christian University, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.