Grant Warner is the Director of Innovation for the College of Engineering & Architecture on Howard University’s campus. In that role, he deploys campus-wide programming in innovation for students, faculty, and post docs. Grant serves as an instructor in the nation’s largest deep technology accelerator, the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program, which focuses on lab-to-market innovations across NSF’s portfolio. He directs the Howard University – Hampton University I-Corps Site which focuses on commercializing university research from HBCUs. He also is an instructor for the National Institute of Health (NIH) I-Corps program which accelerates the growth of select NIH SBIR Phase I companies in devices, diagnostics, and therapeutics and Energy I-Corps which provides lean startup training for national laboratory researchers. Grant has had the opportunity to support Lab-to-Market activities internationally via the Innovate Egypt, Innovate Ukraine, GIST-Senegal, and GIST-Macedonia programs. He is the co-founder of ConnectYard, a social analytics platform integrated into leading learning management systems and e-learning platforms. Additionally, Grant is a General Partner in the Marathon Fund, a seed stage fund for underrepresented entrepreneurs in the DMV area. He received a B.S. degree from Cornell University, an M.S. degree from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University all in Mechanical Engineering.