Business Retention/Expansion Specialist
Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806
Alex Cate is the business retention and expansion specialist at HudsonAlpha where he supports tenant company business growth, technology commercialization and the development of the Institute’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Cate works with both HudsonAlpha faculty entrepreneurs and associate companies located on campus to help and identify resources for venture growth.
HudsonAlpha’s Economic Development mission is driven by the overarching goals of growing the biotech presence on the Institute’s campus and throughout north Alabama; leveraging the HudsonAlpha ecosystem for entrepreneurs, start-up companies and small businesses; creating opportunities for collaboration and for genomic services; and generating economic impact to local, state and regional stakeholders.
Prior to joining HudsonAlpha in 2018, Cate worked as an account manager for a Nashville-based public affairs firm. In this role, Cate was a staff member for Life Science Tennessee, the statewide biotechnology industry association in Tennessee. With Life Science Tennessee he helped organize high-impact events, annual conferences, federal and state policy initiatives and supported a biotechnology mentor program for early-stage companies.
Cate is a 2014 graduate of The University of Tennessee with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. He and his wife, Logan Moore Cate live in Huntsville with their labrador retriever, Hank.
“It’s exciting to support innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs at HudsonAlpha as they commercialize life-saving technologies. The founders’ model for research and venture growth are unique and energizes me to continue advancing the mission of the Institute.”