About VCU Innovation Gateway

VCU Innovation Gateway began in 1994 for the purpose of protecting and commercializing valuable VCU inventions and creations. To support the implementation of the VCU strategic plan, Quest for Distinction, Innovation Gateway broadened its mission and activities in 2014. The office is not only responsible for commercializing VCU research, but is now committed to enhancing the overall culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at VCU and contributing to the growth of the region’s innovation ecosystem. This broader mission will foster collaborations with local and prospective companies to build external support for our inventors; will grow an entrepreneurial population that could help us commercialize our technologies through new venture creation and thus support economic growth of our region. At VCU Innovation Gateway, we are dedicated to VCU’s success within a growing regional ecosystem.

Meet Our Team

Ivelina Metcheva, Ph.D., MBA

Ivelina Metcheva, Ph.D., MBA
Executive Director
Phone: (804) 828-5188
Direct line: (804) 827-1213
Fax: (804) 827-0087

Magdalena K. Morgan, Ph.D. Magdalena K. Morgan, Ph.D.
Technology Manager
Phone: (804) 828-5188
Direct line: (804) 827-6095
Afsar Q. Mir, M.S. Afsar Q. Mir, M.S.
Technology Manager
Phone: (804) 828-5188
Direct line: (804) 827-2213
Brent Fagg Brent Fagg, M.S.
Phone: (804) 828-5188
Direct line: (804) 827-2211
Fax: (804)-827-0087
Michael Mancini Michael Mancini, Ph.D.
Manager of Business Development
Phone: (804) 828-5188
Direct line: (804) 827-1977
Zena Singh Zena Singh
Office Manager
Phone: (804) 828-5188
Fax: (804) 827-0087
Livia M. Horton Livia M. Horton
Administrative Assistant
Direct line: (804) 827-6093
Britlin O'Shea Britlin O'Shea
Licensing Liaison
Direct line: (804) 828-9778