Vincent Caprio is the founder and executive director of New York NanoBusiness Alliance. He is also vice president of the national NanoBusiness Alliance and sits on the Alliance's board of directors, as well as the board of directors of the Emerging Industries Alliance of New York State.
Vincent is one of the foremost advocates for government funding of nanotechnology at both the state and federal levels. He has testified before the state legislatures of New York and Connecticut and has organized the NanoBusiness Alliance's public policy tour of Washington, D.C., for the past three years. Vincent is also a frequent speaker at domestic and international nanotechnology conferences, most recently addressing the Minatec Crossroads Conference in Grenoble, France, and Quantum Dots 2006 in San Francisco. He has served as a consultant to leading nanotechnology research and advisory firm Lux Research for its Lux Executive Summit, in 2005 and 2006.
Vincent is a 20-year tradeshow and conference industry veteran with an impressive track record of launching events focusing on emerging technology markets. He joined the NanoBusiness Alliance as event director in 2002, to steer the launch of the highly successful NanoBusiness event series as well as the Emerging Technologies Conference in association with MIT's Technology Review Magazine.
Prior to joining the NanoBusiness Alliance, Vincent was event director for Red Herring Conferences, producing the company's Venture Market conferences and Annual Summit. His industry peers have formally recognized Vincent on several occasions for his talents in both tradeshow management and sales.
Vincent was honored with two Pathfinder awards for launching the New York Restaurant Show. In 2006, he was nominated for the fourth straight year for the prestigious Show Manager of the Year award. He was named Sales Executive of the Year in 1994 while with Reed Exhibitions.
Vincent graduated from Villanova University in 1979 with a BS in Accounting and completed an MBA from Northeastern in 1987. He is a member of Villanova University's Financial Club and serves as an active member of Villanova's President Club and Leadership Council.