Innovation Advisory Council

The purpose of the SJSU Innovation Advisory Council (IAC) is to advise the Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI) on solutions critical to building and growing innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization support for SJSU students, faculty, and staff. The IAC serves as a vehicle for ongoing dialogue between SJSU leadership and community leaders to help inform SJSU’s innovation agenda, strategy, goals, and programs. Learn about the IAC Terms of Reference.


Name Affiliation
Robert Bigler

Founder and CEO
Equalia, LLC

Punita Bigler

Director of Operations
Equalia, LLC

Katharine Ku

Chief Licensing Advisor
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Erica Lockheimer

Vice President of Engineering
LinkedIn Learning

Timothy Li

Founder and CEO

Vy Li

Managing Partner

Ryan Micheletti

Head of Global Operation
Founder Institute

Vijay Menon

Executive Director
TiE Global

Steve Glaser

Managing Director
Copia Growth Partners

Roy Kusumoto

Former Chairman and CEO
Solectron Corp

Roger Werne

Deputy Director Industrial Partnerships
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory