Melinda Richter is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Prescience International, a firm dedicated to the commercialization of science through starting and managing research centers, incubators, foundations and institutes. Prescience International is dedicated to fostering innovation through entrepreneurship so that the best of science and technology can reach the people who need it. As part of Prescience International, Ms. Richter started and currently directs the San Jose BioCenter, co-founded and directs the University of California at Berkeley’s BioExec Program, and co-founded and directs the California Center for Healthcare and BioMedical Technology Research Foundation. Ms. Richter has also provided consultation services to commercialization centers such as the US Market Access Center and international agencies such as JETRO, the Canadian Consulate General, and the Finnish agency Global Connexus. Prior to Prescience International, Ms. Richter created and directed the ASTIA Life Science Incubator (formerly the Women’s Technology Cluster).