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Gallaudet’s New Director of Innovation Entrepreneurship

Gallaudet University is pleased to welcome Ryan Maliszewski as the new director of its Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute (GIEI).

In May 2015, Gallaudet launched the GIEI and since then has hosted several business competitions, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, and other events to encourage entrepreneurship. Now with Maliszewski, GIEI will continue to build its brand on and off-campus and build relationships with a broad range of area universities/colleges, foundations, corporations, investment funds, government agencies, and other stakeholders to support Gallaudet’s aspiring entrepreneurs.

Previously, Maliszewski was an executive strategy and technology advisor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Science & Technology Branch. He began his career in the Washington, D.C. area in late 2001, working on Capitol Hill with the U.S. Senate as well as the House of Representatives for several years before joining Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and technology consulting firm.

Maliszewski calls himself a “Weekend Entrepreneur” with entrepreneurial roots that date back to when he was six years old and selling products door-to-door in his neighborhood. Just before high school, he had a summer landscaping business, and after graduating from the University of Arizona, he started a tax preparation and debt management business. Maliszewski’s recent ventures include developing a beer education tool available through the Apple Store, consulting services related to change and process management, and a small power washing business in the Arlington, Virginia area.

Maliszewski has been involved with the D.C. entrepreneur community both personally and professionally for some time now. Recent engagements include various DC Tech Meetups including leading an Innovation through Accessibility Meetup group, being a co-founder of Sixth Street Sense, and participating in courses or events offered by 1776, Halcyon, Singularity University, CapOne Labs, and General Assembly.

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