As of July 2022, I am full-time as Director of Commercialization at Northeastern’s Center for Research Innovation (https://cri.northeastern.edu/). Feel free to reach out if you have a need and I would happy to provide a referral.

MJK Partners is led by Myron Kassaraba, a deal-maker who has closed hundreds of deals, including complex strategic alliances, technology licenses and the sale of startups and IP portfolios. Myron has a unique ability to translate complex products, patents and technologies into value propositions that sell, attract partners, or win investors. His recent focus has been on packaging and selling start-ups (typically angel-funded) and university spin-outs to strategic buyers.  Areas of activity include digital health, 3D printing, graphics/imaging, e-commerce, software & services and clean tech.

A pioneer in several early-stage markets, including online and web services; digital imaging; personal-publishing/user generated content; and clean tech/energy management, Myron has been a leader in the development of several ecosystems and feels strongly about working with others to establish platforms and markets that allow many participants to prosper. While at Kodak – he drove the formation of the International Color Consortium (ICC) that brought together the leading players in imaging to agree on standards and specifications for managing color.

As a long-time Board Member of the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council (MIMC, now MITX) he headed the program committee, served on the Executive Committee and helped broker the merger with BIMA (Boston Interactive Media Association). In the early 2000’s his focus shifted to the emerging clean tech and energy sector. Myron was a founding member of the MIT Enterprise Forum’s Energy SIG, the Ignite Clean Energy Business Plan Competition and the New England Chapter of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2.org).  Myron is an active mentor and on the Steering Committee of the McCarty’s Venture Mentoring Network at Northeastern University where he is an alumnus.

Myron is a member of the MIT Enterprise Forum and served as the Co-Chair of the LES (Licensing Executive Society) Clean Tech Committee. He is also active in his local community. In addition to being a Town Meeting Member in Belmont, Massachusetts, he has served on the Information Technology Advisory Committee and as Chairman of the Belmont Media Center. He is currently Belmont’s Representative to the Logan Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and is the Treasurer of the Massport Community Advisory Committee. Myron has also served as President of Friends of Belmont Skiing, a Board Member of the Lakes Association of Norway, Maine, and as a Trustee of Plymouth Congregational Church.