Mona A. Parikh, Esq. currently serves as the Director of Business Development and Marketing for the Innovation Space. She has spent almost eight years in multiple consulting and business development roles for both startups and established companies in the Delaware region and beyond. In 2013, Mona helped galvanize Delaware’s startup ecosystem when she served as Managing Director of Start It Up Delaware, which, among other things, facilitated the opening of Delaware’s first coworking space and hub for entrepreneurs. For the past nine years, she has taught as an Adjunct Professor at University of Delaware’s Horn Entrepreneurship. She has served on committees and task forces for several elected officials, served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2016 and in 2020, and sits on a select few boards and advisory boards whose missions are near and dear to her, including Mary Ann’s List, Downtown Visions, UD’s Department of Political Science and International Relations, and DETV. Mona earned her law degree from the Delaware Law School, and most proudly earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware.