- Ph.D., University of Virginia
- B.S., Lehigh University
Jennifer Sherer is the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute at Georgia State University. Jennifer’s entire professional career has been dedicated to driving innovation and supporting entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Georgia State, Jennifer was the Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. There she led the launch of numerous initiatives to promote collaboration in the innovation community, support high growth entrepreneurs and elevate Atlanta’s status as a globally recognized innovation hub.
Earlier in her career, Jennifer served as the Executive Director of Southeast BIO (SEBIO), a regional non-profit organization that fosters the growth of the life sciences industry in the Southeastern U.S. SEBIO’s mentoring programs, designed to prepare entrepreneurs for fundraising and cultivate new start-ups from universities, have benefited over 200 companies in the Southeast. Companies participating in SEBIO activities have gone on to raise over $2.5 billion in public and private funding.