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Anne-Marie Maman ’84

Anne-Marie Maman is the Executive Director of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. The Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC) was established in 2015 by Princeton University as its advisory and coordination body on entrepreneurship. PEC works closely with many existing organizations on and off campus to promote entrepreneurship on campus and with alumni.  PEC also collaborates with local partners to enable stronger University/community relations with the goal of enhancing the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Maman and her team have initiated and are running a variety of programs focused on educating entrepreneurs of all levels and ages, in Princeton as well as in locations around the country. These programs are designed to meet the needs of faculty, grad students and alumni entrepreneurs. PEC also managed the creation, design and recent launch of a new 31,000-square-foot wetlab, drylab and desk co-working space for high growth startups in Central New Jersey. The Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs is outpacing projections on tenancy. Maman started her career focusing in cutting edge technologies within large healthcare companies (Johnson & Johnson as they launched the very first intravascular stents in Europe, US Surgical (now Tyco) as they developed and launched the first beating heart surgery system, Genzyme (now Sanofi) as they developed a minimally invasive heart valve system). Her passion for creating and introducing new medical inventions brought her into the startup world, as the first employee at Axya Medical, introducing a unique, automated suturing system. After that experience, she founded three medical technology companies in the Philadelphia area:  LumenVu developed a bedside method of placing catheters without x rays; PhOx Diagnostics developed technology to detect bacteria in realtime; and Oxygense has a technology for the early detection of hemorrhagic shock.  LumenVu was acquired by SonoSite (now Fuji Film). Frustrated with the fragmented startup ecosystem in her home state of NJ, she took a role managing NJ’s life sciences incubator, the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies.  Knowing that the state had all of the components for a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, she decided to put her energies into helping to pull them together.  She spent two years working to fill the incubator, developing programming for resident companies and the community, and developing innovative programming to keep highly qualified talent in the state. In early 2016, she took the role of executive director at Princeton University, where she heads up a lean, but very productive, team of five.  Most of her own energy has been on creating entrepreneurial programming and creating and launching the new Innovation Center for high potential central NJ startups, whether they are related to Princeton or not. Maman has a AB in English from Princeton University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.


Starting a Start Up: The Art of Founding and Funding

Friday, October 5


Anne-Marie Maman ’84, Executive Director of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council


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