Dr. Jeremy Alan Woods
Dr. Jeremy Alan Woods has over 25 years of experience as an educator, entrepreneur, executive, and consultant. Over the course of his career, he has taught & mentored over 3,000 students, published 20 different peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings papers, and helped generate $20+ million in revenue for innovation initiatives and startups in North America, South America, and Europe. He is an author and coach in the areas of executive decision-making, new venture creation, entrepreneurial project implementation, lead generation, and sales management, and his research is focused on family- and privately-owned entrepreneurial businesses. Dr. Woods is an Associate Professor at California State University Bakersfield (CSUB) and the Faculty Director for the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI).
Beyond his work with CSUB, Dr. Woods runs a private consulting practice and two local non-profit economic development initiatives. His consulting practice, Ennovation Enterprises, assists select clients in commercializing new venture ideas and technology transfer opportunities, with a particular expertise in standing up and managing sales operations. His non-profit initiatives, The Ennovation Hub and Aerospace Valley Futures, focus on fostering professional development and quality of life, respectively, in California's South San Joaquin Valley.
Dr. Woods is currently managing two different U.S. Federal Government research grant projects - one from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and one from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). The USDA grant project is focused on delivering entrepreneurial mindset and skills training for CSUB STEM students and managing research projects by select STEM students on the commercial potential of converting agricultural waste into biofuel (primarily synthetic methane) and composite materials (principally biodegradable plastics). The EDA grant project is focused on building an R&D workforce development pipeline between CSUB's engineering programs and Kern County, California's global-leading aerospace, energy, and agriculture sectors.
Additionally, Dr. Woods leads the CSUB CEI's private donor funded venture accelerator program, which over the past year has helped over 15 ventures to manage $150k in seed funding, $300k in grant funding, and $600k in annualized revenue growth. The program has also created over 10 new full- and part-time jobs and assisted with the identification and filing of 3 new mechanical patents and 3 new software copyrights.