Vice President Of Business Development
Hope Hopkins serves as Vice President of Business Development for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. Her specific focus is in working with pharmaceuticals, biotechs, medical device OEMs, medical diagnostics and bioinformatics organizations to grow the life sciences innovation economy in RI.
Prior to joining the corporation, Hope worked at Ximedica, a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of FDA-regulated medical products. There, she was a thought leader championing human-centered design and outsourced R&D models. Previously, she was a brand strategist at BBDO in New York, collecting consumer insights for advertising campaigns and for generating user needs for product development. In addition to her work with CommerceRI, Hope mentors start-up companies in the life sciences sector.
Hope holds a BA from the University of Denver and has completed graduate coursework in creative writing.