The Innovation Team
Industry Research Alliances Specialist
Jason brokers research agreements and collaborations with industry partners to increase
innovation opportunities for faculty and staff at SJSU.
Mash (Michael) Ashley
SpartUp Incubator Launch Director
Mash leads the SpartUp Incubator team, serves as a mentor and also teaches in the
Lucas College of Business.
Innovation Programs Facilitator
The Innovation Programs Facilitator helps coordinate programs focused on developing
industry collaboration, technology transfer and entrepreneurship support programs
University Advancement Representative
Jacob (Jake) Manaloor, JD
Director of Development for Research and Innovation
Jake leads fundraising for our division and looks forward to helping increase innovative
research and entrepreneurial opportunities at SJSU.
San José State University Research Foundation Representatives
Reed provides contract management and support.
Director, Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center
Kim Tung Tran
Project Coordinator, Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center
SpartUp Incubator Program Manager
Max manages and grows the SpartUp Incubator programs, events, and workshops for the
purpose of supporting innovation and entrepreneurship at SJSU.
Ecosystem Manager, SpartUp Incubator
Xavi manages the SpartUp Incubator ecosystem to connect our Spartaneurs to the resources
they need for their businesses to grow and thrive. Xaivi builds partnerships with
SJSU clubs and centers, works with local government officials, programs and organizations,
and maintains relationships with other incubators and accelerators.