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Jason Frasca

Clinical Specialist, Management

Email:
frascaj@montclair.edu
Phone:
973-655-3151
Degrees:
BBA, Hofstra University
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Bio

Jason has dedicated his career to designing radically innovative technology solutions and processes for his companies, employers and clients. By deconstructing complex problems Jason provides a systems design approach to the execution of optimized business performance. This optimization mindset has yielded massive results with limited resources.

He is an entrepreneurial business executive, marketing, and sales professional with 20+ years of experience managing Fortune 500 and nationally recognized clients in direct marketing, non-profit, entrepreneurs, startups, private investigations, insurance, e-commerce, non-profts, higher education, and international law firms.

Expertise

Areas of Expertise:

Entrepreneurship
Startups
Disruptive Innovation & Creativity
3D Printing
Digital Marketing
International Study Abroad

Research

  • Migraine Research - Why, how and what triggers a migraine? Those are basic questions that we know the answers to. More importantly - Why do some people retreat to a dark room to manage their migraines and others persist no matter what they are experiencing? The second set of questions have led to the development of Diversion Methodologies and Distraction Techniques with more frameworks and practical solutions in development. The mission is: is to empower migraineurs to live a more productive and fulfilling life by blocking pain, without adding additional medication. That mission and the frameworks are all backed by scientific studies and research. This project has been undertaken for 2 years. The website is here: throughmigraine.com
  • International Entrepreneurship - sufferers the same challenges entrepreneurship programs in the United States face - they rely on Design Thinking as their source of design for creative models of thinking. The net result is widgitized solutions from their student teams. We are working in collaboration with the Karl Frazens University of Graz Entrepreneurship Department to develop a new framework of innovation to move to unique and innovative ideas that empathize with the world, block what is known and turn out novel outcomes.
  • Innovation - developing a new model of innovation to go beyond design thinking and widget output. To produce big innovation by blocking what we know to produce truly unique and novel outcomes. This is the Innovation Framework.
  • Innovation In A Fab Lab - in the MIX Lab we are employing bleeding edge technologies and methodologies to design, rapidly prototype, and make at scale across mediums, with the core medium being 3D Printing. We continue to push the boundaries of 3D Printing, testing new and innovative ways to meet our growing demand, increasing success rates with less downtime, ensuring greater accuracy and higher quality output. As the leader in the region, we continue to knowledge transfer to our partners as we learn and grow and innovate.
  • Entrepreneurship - currently relies on design thinking for the foundation of design and empathy. The same model all universities across the globe use. Thus, all universities student teams turn out widgets as their big ideas. But is there anything big about that at all? We believe it is time for a new framework for innovation. To produce big innovation. To focus on problems worth solving. To produce unique and novel outcomes. So entrepreneurship programs can turn out entrepreneurial innovators.
  • 3D Print Success Rates - Established Education Partnership Agreement with the Picatinny Arsenal of the United States Department of Defense to track, analyze and record the success rates of 3D prints. In the befgiging phases of this program.

Professional Experience

  • Producer, Digits (Sales App) (2013 - 2013)
  • Vice President, Davis Investigations, Inc. (2004 - 2012)
  • Founder, Discernia, LLC (2017 - Present)
  • Instructional Specialist, Montclair State University (2014 - Present)
  • Co-Founder, Emergent Futures Lab (2019 - Present)

Consulting

  • Training/Education, Kent Place. (May 2018 - July 2018). Teach summer high school students innovation, 3D Printing, entrepreneurship and ethics.
  • Academic, North Hunterdon High School. (May 2017 - August 2017). Teach & workshop upper-level administrators and teachers innovation and the skill of innovation.
  • Technical/Professional Work, Jason M. Frasca Consulting. (November 2013 - May 2017). Consult with entrepreneurs and startups in non-core competencies specializing in digital marketing and digital tools.
  • Management Consulting, NJ Transit. (September 2016 - December 2016). An 8 week customized program aimed at mid- and high-level managers teaching innovation design and entrepreneurship, and problem-solving.
  • Technical/Professional Work, Magnicution, LLC. (August 2014 - May 2015). Executing strategies of magnitude for entrepreneurs, communities and municipalities.
  • Academic, B.E.L.A. Summer Workshop at Montclair State University. (July 2019 - July 2019). 2 week business and entrepreneurship for Montclair high school students.
  • Academic, B.E.L.A. Summer Workshop at Montclair State University. (July 2018 - July 2018). 2 week business and entrepreneurship for Montclair high school students.
  • Academic, Kent Place 3D Design - 2020. (June 2020 - June 2020). 1 week immersive 3D design program:

    Program Theme: The program’s theme is: “What does our community need?” applied throughthe lens of Covid-19, developing ethical innovations for entrepreneurs in our local community inresponse to the devastating effects Coronavirus has had on all aspects of our society. Themesub-topics may include but are not limited to:● Small business● Main street● Municipalities and governments● Housing: rent control, mortgage, home-ownership, rental properties, etc..● PPE device solutions
  • Academic, Picatinny Arsenal. (July 2019 - August 2019). Advanced Manufacturing Workshop - 2019. Teaching STEM teachers how to leverage 3D Printing technology in the classroom. Software, hardware, & curriculum.
  • Academic, B.E.L.A. Summer Workshop at Montclair State University. (June 2022 - July 2022). Two 2-week experiential business and entrepreneurship program for Montclair high school students. Focusing on: Program Theme: The program’s theme is: “What does our community need?” focusing on theSouth End of Montclair (the area around the intersection of orange rd & cedar ave.) as applied through the lens of Covid-19, developing innovations for the residents and entrepreneurs of our local community in response to the devastating effects Coronavirus has had on all aspects of our society. Theme sub-topics may include but are not limited to:● Small business● Main street● Housing: rent control, mortgage, home-ownership, rental properties, etc..● PPE device solutions
  • Academic, B.E.L.A. Summer Workshop at Montclair State University. (July 2021 - July 2021). Two 2-week experiential business and entrepreneurship program for Montclair high school students. Focusing on: Program Theme: The program’s theme is: “What does our community need?” focusing on theSouth End of Montclair (the area around the intersection of orange rd & cedar ave.) as applied through the lens of Covid-19, developing innovations for the residents and entrepreneurs of our local community in response to the devastating effects Coronavirus has had on all aspects of our society. Theme sub-topics may include but are not limited to:● Small business● Main street● Housing: rent control, mortgage, home-ownership, rental properties, etc..● PPE device solutions
  • Academic, B.E.L.A. Summer Workshop at Montclair State University. (July 2020 - July 2020). Two 2-week experiential business and entrepreneurship program for Montclair high school students. Focusing on: Program Theme: The program’s theme is: “What does our community need?” focusing on theSouth End of Montclair (the area around the intersection of orange rd & cedar ave.) as applied through the lens of Covid-19, developing innovations for the residents and entrepreneurs of our local community in response to the devastating effects Coronavirus has had on all aspects of our society. Theme sub-topics may include but are not limited to:● Small business● Main street● Housing: rent control, mortgage, home-ownership, rental properties, etc..● PPE device solutions
  • Academic, Picatinny Arsenal. (July 2022 - August 2022). Advanced Manufacturing Workshop - 2022. Teaching K-12 STEM teachers and robotics coaches how to leverage 3D Printing technology in the classroom. Software (Fusion 360 & TinkerCad), hardware 3D Printers, curriculum + pedagogy.
  • Academic, B.E.L.A. Summer Workshop at Montclair State University. (June 2023 - Present). Two 2-week experiential business and entrepreneurship program for Montclair high school students. Focusing on: Program Theme: The program’s theme is: “What does our community need?” focusing on theSouth End of Montclair (the area around the intersection of orange rd & cedar ave.) as applied through the lens of Covid-19, developing innovations for the residents and entrepreneurs of our local community in response to the devastating effects Coronavirus has had on all aspects of our society. Theme sub-topics may include but are not limited to:● Small business● Main street● Housing: rent control, mortgage, home-ownership, rental properties, etc..● PPE device solutions
  • Academic, Picatinny Arsenal. (July 2023 - August 2023). Advanced Manufacturing Workshop - 2023. Teaching K-12 STEM teachers and robotics coaches how to leverage 3D Printing technology in the classroom. Software (Fusion 360 & TinkerCad), hardware 3D Printers, curriculum + pedagogy.
  • Management Consulting, Many / Emergent Futures Lab. (September 2021 - Present). Helping organizations build resilient and adaptable ecosystems that foster spontaneous, organic, and ground-breaking innovation.
  • Academic, Orange High School. (February 2021 - Present). Advise on entrepreneurship curriculum and 3D Printing
  • Academic, Montclair High School. (March 2018 - Present). Develop curriculum on design and innovation plus 3D Printing procedures.
  • Technical/Professional Work, Picatinny Arsenal. (January 2017 - Present). Data collection and analytics of 3D Printing for field deployment.
  • Training/Education, Weston Scholars. (June 2016 - Present). Teach innovation and 3D Printing to rising freshman through junior summer science and math Weston Scholar attendees.
  • Academic, West Orange High School. (December 2014 - Present). Advise on entrepreneurship curriculum and 3D Printing

Honors & Awards

  • Poster Session > Won "Best Overall" poster, VentureWell 2018 - Austin, TX (March 2018)

Refereed Published Articles

  • I. Kerr, J. Frasca (2016). Making Is Thinking – How Doing Transforms Our Thinking Centric Paradigm Of Innovation And Education. International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces

Published Proceedings

  • I. Kerr, J. Frasca (5s). 2016. What Comes After Design Thinking? Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers

Books & Chapters

  • J. Frasca (2014). Evernote Success: Strategy and Tactics To Set Up A Successful Evernote Environment.
  • I. Kerr, J. Frasca (2021). INNOVATING EMERGENT FUTURES The Innovation Design Approach for Change and Worldmaking. Self Pubished