Outreach Director, USTAR
What is your focus in IoT?
I love working with and championing emerging technology entrepreneurs and researchers in IoT and related technical fields such as big data and cybersecurity.
How do you hope to make a difference with that focus?
Creating connections for entrepreneurs and universities for information sharing, funding opportunities, commercialization of products and meaningful impact to solve the world's problems.
Donna Milakovic is an outreach director at the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR). USTAR is an economic development agency under the Governor’s Office of the State of Utah. Before launching a Robotics and Internet of Things (RIoT) technology acceleration program for USTAR, she was executive vice president at the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce and worked for more than 5 years in non-profit management and government advocacy. The RIoT program for the State of Utah includes: pre-seed funding, lab resources, mentoring, training, community building, gap analysis and technology support for Internet of Things companies. Donna has a BA in English and is IOM certified through the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management.