A Message From Our Founder
The next generation of international diplomacy will be led by problem solvers who utilize intergovernmental-focused institutes & think tanks to blend technological leadership and innovation, with incubators, accelerators, and finance.
My personal mission in starting the Embassy Row Project is simple, to identify and assist tomorrow's tech innovation mavericks and catalysts and to offer them the tools, tactics, and connectivity that can internationalize their efforts, and connect them to public and private sector networks that see the value in the solutions they provide.
The Beginning: My Senior Year of High School an Aerospace & Defense Recruiter Changed My Life.
My love for technology was enunciated in high school where I was accepted into a STEM program that allowed me to attend regular classes for the first part of the day, and studied robotics for the second half of the day, every day from 10th grade until I graduated. I was a troubled teen from an abusive home and Mr. Bianco's kindness and patient instruction gave me hope and focus. Halfway through my senior year of high school, I was approached by a recruiter from SGS Thomson Microelectronics (now STMicroelectronics), a Department of Defense contractor with a focus on aerospace and defense technology.
To this day, that job continues to open doors for me. I've been able to use this foundation to expand my advisory to include public and private sector stakeholders in 50+ countries; now I'm offering this connectivity to labs, tech startups, institutes, and think tanks to internationalize their efforts and initiatives.
Starting the Embassy Row Project
Early in my career as a struggling researcher, I worked with small, scrappy, and financially challenged think tank startups, institutes, and NGOs. Over time, my client portfolio began to expand into the international, intergovernmental, and trade bloc sectors. I was hired to create or restructure niche-focused institutes that advised government collectives on everything from international trade to national security. Occasionally, I'd come across interesting projects with funding obstacles. I began to take these projects on pro bono & for accounting purposes, I'd label these services as "Embassy Row Projects"
This latest rendition of the Embassy Row Project offers a more structured philanthropic & internationally-focused strategy that provides 100% of its services free of charge to nonprofits. ERP utilizes a grant and scholarship strategy to take on small & underserved, yet promising institutes, think tanks, NGOs, and tech startups.
ERP strives to unify the next generation of leaders & initiatives that are hyper-focused on instigating positive change on issues that impact the environment, human rights, technological innovation, and international trade collaborations that proliferate diversity, and food security, and dignified employment with a livable wage.
Today we support 50+ institutes, think tanks, NGOs, 501c3s, and initiatives around the world. All of our services are free.
Sincerely and Humbly,
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