Title of Webinar: Academic Entrepreneurs (AEs) Webinar Series: An Entrepreneur's Life: Creating, Developing, and Funding Startups in a University Setting


ABOUT THIS WEBINAR SERIES: The Academic Entrepreneurs (AEs) webinar series features students, faculty, researchers, alumni, and staff who have founded startups in their universities. Each webinar gives a firsthand look at the risks and rewards of building companies, the opportunities and support open to them in the university setting, the challenges of finding funding and investors to grow their companies, and how they succeeded or failed in sustaining the companies they created.
Nominate an academic entrepreneur for this series and book.

We are looking for academic entrepreneurs who started their own companies in their universities to feature in this webinar series and for an upcoming book: "Creating an Ecosystem for Academic Entrepreneurship" authored by Robert D. Hisrich (Bridgestone Chair of International Marketing, Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs College of Business Administration, Kent State University) and Tony Stanco (Executive Director, NCET2). If you are or know of a faculty member, researcher, staff or student who started a a company while being employed by or attending a university, send us a profile: http://ncet2.org/nominationform

The National Angels was created specifically to fund University Startups. The National Angels invests in companies in the following technical areas: Pharma/Med, Chemicals & Clean Tech, Advanced Manufacturing, and Information & Communication Technology. Investments range from $150,000 to $2 million. To Submit: Send your non-confidential pitch deck to submissions@ncet2.org. Submissions reviewed weekly. https://nationalangelsusa.com.

September 11, 2018 Webinar featuring Matt Bilsky, PhD
Matt Bilsky, PhD, PE
Founder and CEO of Impossible Incorporated, LLC

Dr. Matt Bilsky is a licensed Professional Engineer, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, and Adjunct Professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Technical Entrepreneurship programs at Lehigh University. He has a Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. from Lehigh University focused on smart product development, technical entrepreneurship, mechatronics, and engineering education. Matt won 2nd place in the 2016 Lemelson/MIT invention competition for his work in snake-like robotics. He is also the recipient of the 2017 John B. Ochs Award for Faculty Achievement in Entrepreneurship Education and the Pocono Whitewater 2018 River Guide of the Year.

About the companyMatt created: Impossible Incorporated LLC was founded by Matt Bilsky to solve life’s "wouldn’t it be nice if…" problems with outside-the-box solutions that combine mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering with robotics and industrial design. People often have an idea for a product but not the technical expertise needed to develop it. We transform our customers’ ideas from concepts to working products. Our current project is the development of a novel snake-like robot that can drive, drill, and see inside walls to run wires without the mess. This has led to the creation of the world’s smallest, strongest gear boxes along with a novel robotic architecture and wall mapping systems. These technologies have applications in aerospace, defense, rescue, prosthetics, and consumer products.
Bob Hisrich, PhD
Bridgestone Professor of International Marketing
Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs atCollege of Business
Kent State University

Dr. Robert D. Hisrich is the Bridgestone Professor of International Marketing and the Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs at College of Business, Kent State University. He has been involved in the startup of numerous global companies. Professor Hisrich received his BA from DePauw University, his MBA, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cincinnati, and honorary doctorate degrees from Chuvash State University (Russia) and the University of Miskolc (Hungary). Prior to joining Thunderbird, Dr. Hisrich held the A. Malachi Mixon, III Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Vice Presidents of Research, University TTOs, Open Innovation Officers, Researchers, Students, Faculty, Entrepreneurs, Startups, Angel Groups, VCs, Chief Innovation Officers, University Venture Funds, University Angel Groups, Federal Labs, Government Agencies, SBIR/STTR Companies, SBDCs, State and Regional Economic Agencies, Accelerators, Incubators

COST: Free, but registration required by clicking here

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE: This webinar is online. You need a computer or mobile device with an internet connection for the visual/audio. You will receive a reminder email 24 hours before the start of the webinar with instructions on how to join.

QUESTIONS TO SPEAKERS: Q&A is conducted by a chat box to the speakers.

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