Thursday, January 2, 2014

Entrepreneur Seminar - January 10 at 12 pm in Room 102

The High Value of the Entrepreneurial
January 10, 2014 @ 12-1PM

The road to success - and becoming the next Bill Gates - is certainly not easy. However, along the path of working for or running a start-up, there are many valuable skills to be picked up! After last month’s workshop with successful tech entrepreneur Dr. Simon Poole and this workshop, you will learn what skill sets make an entrepreneur, and how the entrepreneurial mindset will help you with your career, no matter what sector you are in. Also, learn more about how to become active in UCF’s growing entrepreneur 

Hosted by the Venture Accelerator
UCF Office of Research & 

Andrea Wesser
Associate Director, University of Central Florida, Office of Research & Commercialization

Although trained as an engineer, Ms. Wesser’s chief responsibilities have been involved in technology economic development for the Southeastern US, state of Florida and the Central Florida region. She has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs, research faculty and students over nearly ten years in starting technology companies, pursuing federal funding for R&D and generating revenues. Ms. Wesser also worked for several microtechnology focused start-ups, most notably a National Labs’ spin-out for state of the art batteries, Planar Energy Devices. While Product Line Manager, she lined up Fortune 1000 company and US military customers, won a R&D 100 and World Technology Award for the company, and participated in the development of their awarded $4M ARPA-E funding. In 2010, she was awarded a SBIR from the National Institutes of Health to develop an innovative wound care treatment and sensor device. The grant enabled her to launch her own start-up, PharmAcute, to design devices that treat geriatric, paraplegic, and other patients suffering from chronic pressure ulcers.

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