Director of Entrepreneurship
Xavier Frigola is the Director of Entrepreneurship for RAEDI (Rochester Area Economic Development Inc.). He serves as a liaison between the intellectual property office, funding sources and the entrepreneurs. He helps entrepreneurs in the initial phases of planning and leads entrepreneurial and community efforts in Rochester. He manages the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, Rochester’s biotechnology incubator. Xavier also runs two early-stage funds: a public seed investment fund for companies based in Rochester, with 17 investments to date, and a private angel fund with nine investments to date. Xavier holds a Ph.D. in immunology and a master’s in business administration.