Technological tinkering comes easily to Ryan McIntosh, a do-it-yourself type with a mind for business and a clear affinity for mechanical constructs.
Less clear to the self-described inventor and New Jersey City University graduate – he earned a degree in business administration, though “I was born an engineer” – are the finer points of patent law and commercialization.
But he’s no dummy in this regard, either. And as McIntosh and his early-stage startup RoadPower Systems Inc. prepare to blaze new trails in the burgeoning “vehicle-to-grid” market, the founder and CEO has already learned a few key lessons.
Chief among them: His chances for success are way better in New York.
To that end, McIntosh and co-founder Darshan Venkatesh were thrilled this week to learn they have been accepted into the Clean Energy Business Incubation Program at Stony Brook University – and are already knee-deep in plans to relocate their Hoboken, NJ-based startup, which officially incorporated in April, to CEBIP’s friendly confines.
“We are absolutely prioritizing our move to New York,” McIntosh said Tuesday. “We want to take advantage of all the things New York has to offer.”