Erik Azulay is a technology commercialization expert specializing in startups and international market strategies. He has worked as a technology analyst for numerous organizations including the state of Texas’ Emerging Technology Fund, the U.S. Department of State, the Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the World Bank and has served as a commercial reviewer on numerous National Science Foundation SBIR panels.
A serial entrepreneur, Erik started up and ran a transportation/logistics company based in the Russian Far East port of Vladivostok, handling everything from live tigers to oil drilling platforms. Later he set up the Technology Commercialization Center for the Ministry of Education in Kazakhstan, and founded and operates the Nexus incubation center and startup hub for the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.
Erik has worked on commercialization projects in Hungary, Mexico, India, Chile, Korea, Portugal, Israel, Kazakhstan and Egypt, as well as technology transfer and commercialization strategies for countries of the Former Soviet Union. He has a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas. Erik speaks Russian and Spanish.