Full Name
Dr. Michael Helmstetter
Job Title
President & CEO
Company
TechAccel
Speaker Bio
TechAccel is a technology and venture development company in agriculture and animal health. The company invests in or acquires new technology and funds science advancement programs with research university partners to accelerate commercialization.

Covenant Animal Health Partners is a TechAccel subsidiary that focuses on development of “revenue-ready” animal health products for companion and food animals.

Before founding TechAccel in 2014 and Covenant Animal Health Partners in 2018, Michael served as the fifth President and CEO of MRIGlobal – one of the nation's most prominent research institutions. In his 14 years with MRIGlobal (formerly Midwest Research Institute), he led its growth from 2 to 17 national and international locations and revenue of $685 million.

Michael has more than 30 years’ experience working with the private sector and government agencies, including laboratory management positions at Applied Marine Research Laboratory (Norfolk, Va.) and program management for the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (Fort Pierce, Fla.). Michael’s Ph.D. is in Chemical Toxicology/Oceanography from Old Dominion University. He has published numerous scientific papers, book chapters, thought pieces and is a regular contributor to Forbes.com.

Email: Michael@TechAccel.net
LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhelmstetter/
Twitter: @mfhelmstetter
Michael Helmstetter