CSU Appoints Director of Columbus Technology Incubator

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus State University has appointed James M. Bowie as director of the Columbus Technology Incubator (CTI) in the universitys Cunningham Center for Leadership Development.

James BowieBowie, right, previously a communications consultant for Omni Solutions Inc., of Severna Park, Md., will manage the incubator, which previously operated as the Information Technology Innovation Center. The move officially takes effect Nov. 20.

Bowies mission is to procure and help develop start-up technology companies to eventually relocate into the community and enhance economic development in the area.

The incubator also will collaborate in market-research projects with CSUs D. Abbott Turner College of Business, where Bowie also has served since 2005 as an adjunct marketing professor.

Bowie, with bachelors and masters degrees in business from Texas Christian University, has extensive experience in both start-up companies and technology that will enable him to mentor these young companies in their quest to succeed, said Carmen Cavezza, executive director of the Cunningham Center.

In addition to CSUs business college, the Columbus Technology Incubator operates collaboratively with the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce, receives assistance from Georgia Techs Advanced Technology Development Center and is financed through a One Georgia grant and the Columbus Development Authority.

For more information on the Columbus Technology Incubator call 706-562-8339.