Bob Hacker

Co-Founder and Director of StartUP FIU, Former COO/CFO

Robert H. Hacker is the Co-founder and Director of StartUP FIU, which focuses on fostering innovation and entrepreneurship across Florida International University (FIU). His current focus is in commercializing faculty research in emerging technologies. He supports faculty by arranging direct investment, corporate research partnerships and grant funding.

 Prior to StartUP FIU, he built a billion dollar public company in Indonesia, served as COO/CFO at One Laptop per Child and taught social entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan (IAP). Currently he is faculty in the FIU Honors College teaching about the 4IR and mental frameworks. Previously he taught entrepreneurship at the graduate level in the Engineering School at FIU.