Ramy A. Rahimi, Ph.D.

  • Director, Embry‑Riddle Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)
  • Founder / Program Director, Embry‑Riddle RISE (Veterans Entrepreneurship Program)
  • Founder / Program Director, Embry‑Riddle CARE (Minority and Underrepresented Entrepreneurs Program)

With over 18 years of experience in the advertising technology industry, Dr. Ramy A. Rahimi a seasoned leader in technology development and commercialization startups. Throughout my career, I have excelled as a creative technologist, entrepreneur, and educator, specializing in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Currently, as a founder and CEO of several startup ventures, Dr. Rahimi serves as the director and strategic adviser at Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He brings his wealth of experience to aspiring entrepreneurs in the aviation, aerospace, and space industries. Alongside supporting the research park incubator (MICAPLEX) and its tenants, he leads the technology commercialization and businesses poised to revolutionize the industry and drive societal impact.

In addition to Dr. Rahimi’s role as director, he holds a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the O’Maley College of Business, where he leverages his expertise to educate, advise, and mentor students in shaping the future of aviation, aerospace, and space industries. Dr. Rahimi’s unique blend of experience and skills equips him to instill the startup mindset, innovation, and business acumen essential for entrepreneurial success.

Steering Committee

ChairAhmed Abdelghany, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research / COB Daytona Beach Campus

Maria Petrescu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing / COB Worldwide Campus

Scott R. Winter, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research / COA Daytona Beach Campus

Seetha Raghavan, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research / COE Daytona Beach Campus

Stephanie A. Miller, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Technology Transfer & Research Park Initiatives

Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors comprises a select group of accomplished leaders and visionaries from diverse backgrounds, industries, and expertise areas. Charged with providing strategic guidance and oversight, the board plays a pivotal role in shaping the direction and priorities of the center. Through regular meetings, collaborative initiatives, and engagements, the Board of Advisors helps ensure that the center remains at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship, driving impactful initiatives and fostering a culture of excellence and collaboration.

Greg Johnson
President & CEO / Tuvoli

Neil Carew
Principal / PSG Equity

Vincent Monteparte
President & CEO / 927 Inc. 

Former Advisors

Andrea Kurak
Senior Corporate Counsel, Legal Services / Halifax Health 

David Whitney
Partner & Chief Innovation Officer / Health Innovation Partners 

James Allen Regenor
Colonel, USAF (ret) Founder & President / VeriTX  

Jim Zucco
Founder, Chair Chairman, & CEO / Corente 

Kyle Slover
Spaceline Maintenance Program Manager / Virgin Galactic

Lilian Myers
Executive Director / Starter Studio

Luis de Bono Paula
Co-founder & General Counsel / Spirit Monkey

Richard Licursi
Co-founder & Managing Partner / VenVelo  

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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
David O'Maley College of Business
COB 114E
Ramy A. Rahimi, Ph.D.
COB 114A/COB 226
Ravyn Edge
COB 114B

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