David Hochman is a consultant in technology-based economic development, serving clients in the government, university and non-profit sectors. He is a long-time affiliate of TEConomy Partners LLC, where he coauthored several landmark studies of innovation-based economic development. He also maintains an independent consulting practice. He founded an association of business incubators in New York State, and he has done project work for several major universities in the NYC metro region. He was a board member of the NYS Economic Development Council, co-heading an innovation section.
Earlier in his career, David served as Deputy Director of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, where he managed a $125 million program of capital investment and annual operating grants for a network of academic/industrial research centers and associated commercialization programs. In the early 1980s, he co-founded and served as COO of a software venture. This angel-backed company was an early entrant in the personal-computer software industry, and one of the first to position itself as a content provider based in the New York City publishing community. He exited that venture by sale to a venture capitalist rolling up similar companies. David holds an A.B. in the history of science from Princeton University, and an MBA in finance from NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.