Arrowhead Innovation Network

About AIN

Building a strong, innovation-based economy takes diverse people working together for common goals and benefits. Arrowhead Innovation Network (AIN) was created with the support of a substantial grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s i6 Challenge program, an initiative that aims to increase technology commercialization, startup businesses, jobs, and economic growth. The network brings together a closely connected group of partners: inventors, researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, and economic development specialists, to build a pipeline for moving new technologies to market and creating a vibrant regional innovation ecosystem.

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Enterprise Advisors

Arrowhead hosts an extensive network of Enterprise Advisors, comprised of industry experts from all sectors of the startup business journey. Arrowhead’s Enterprise Advisors provide insights and share their expert knowledge with Arrowhead Clients. Learn more about or Enterprise Advisors below.

Yun Li

Yun Li

Entrepreneur in Residence

Yun Li, PhD, Managing Director VIC New Mexico Branch, Dr. Li is serving as interim CEO of Nob Hill Therapeutics. Her multifaceted professional career spans from R&D and global program management in Fortune 500 companies to technology commercialization/startup and business consulting. In 2006, she started a consulting firm in business and professional development. In this capacity, she assisted a wide range of companies in building commercialization strategies and capabilities, clarifying value propositions, defining applications/markets, building teams, and raising capital. She is a founding member of five technology startups. Dr. Li is an advocate for international collaboration in technology commercialization and is deeply immersed in the US-China collaboration ecosystem. She was a board member of Startup New Mexico and serves on the board of advisors at Technology Venture Corporation. Dr. Li graduated from Tsinghua University, China, with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a MS in Nuclear Physics. She received her PhD in Materials Science from Arizona State University.

Scott Maloney

Scott Maloney

Innovator in Residence

Scott is the CEO and Co-Founder of Seed Worthy, an internet tech company focused on providing the fastest, most innovative launch platform for developers through their feature product BowTie. Prior to Seed Worthy, Scott was VP of Strategy and Operations for @Pay, a mobile payment startup where he led the @Pay Product and Production teams, as well as provided direct leadership for all strategic initiatives. Before that he was Senior Operations and Strategy Manager for LivingSocial, where he was responsible for leadership of several operational and strategic teams, and a key driver of growth for one of the company’s fastest growing divisions. As a finance lead to the Emerging Markets Unit at Pfizer, Scott provided business development and financial efforts for nearly $400M in partnerships deals and international operations. Scott is a third generation entrepreneur, sits on the board of several companies, consults for clients around the country, and guest lectures on business strategy and innovation at universities and conferences.
Beto Pallares

Beto Pallares

Investor in Residence

Ebetuel “Beto” Pallares-Venegas was born in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in El Paso, TX. He is an active high tech early-stage investor, university lecturer and conducts research on incubators and accelerators; he also serves on several corporate and venture fund advisory boards. He founded Joseph Advisory Services, an early stage venture capital and economic development advisory firm. He is also the sole general partner of Proficio Capital Management, an early-stage fund. He is a Kauffman Fellow, as well as a Presidio Institute Cross Sector Leadership Fellow. He also serves on the NMSU Intellectual Property Advisory Committee. Dr. Pallares received a BA in Economics, an MBA and holds a PhD in International Business.

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