Mysty Rusk is the Director of the University of San Diego’s Innovation Center, The Brink, which works among several schools within the university to connect and elevate entrepreneurial efforts across campus and the community. Rusk is an expert in innovation commercialization and angel investing. She has been involved from idea to IPO on numerous startups. Rusk has seen new materials and products that revolutionize agriculture, health care, construction and energy, and she has evidence that with automation and purposeful invention, we can do things, faster, better and cheaper at the same time. Before coming to USD, Rusk served as the Associate State Director for Program Innovation and Technology Commercialization with the Central California Small Business Development Center.