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Theme: Procrastination

This event occurred on
October 14, 2017
Tucson, Arizona
United States

Join us to discuss why we put things off.....

Tucson Scottish Rite
160 S. Scott Avenue
Tucson, Arizona, 85701
United States
Event type:
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Arundeep Pradhan

President of Apio Partners
Good ideas, money, management, hard work (and some luck) - At Apio we know what it takes to commercialize innovations. We enjoy learning about new research, innovations, and technologies to determine how they can be commercialized. After working at three universities, establishing and growing technology transfer offices, working with hundreds of innovators and entrepreneurs, having evaluated hundreds of innovations, and participating in the launch of over a hundred startups, I co-founded Apio in 2012.

David Allen

Vice President of Tech Launch Arizona
David N. Allen, Ph.D., began his leadership of Tech Launch Arizona in September 2012. He has over 30 years of experience in technology-related research, instruction and practice. Before coming to the University of Arizona, Dr. Allen served as the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Technology Transfer at the University of Colorado from February 2002 to August 2012. Prior to CU, he was an AVP at Ohio State (Columbus), Ohio University (Athens) and a professor at Penn State University (University Park). He has brought an innovative and accelerated approach to the University of Arizona’s technology commercialization engine. Since his arrival, he has led the complete transformation of the UA’s former Office of Technology Transfer and the long-standing Office of University Research Parks into Tech Launch Arizona. He reports directly to UA President Robert C. Robbins.

Eugene Boronow

Eugene Boronow began playing guitar at age 16 and was in a rock band as a lead guitarist (in the late 80s and early 90s). However, for a 20-year period, he put music aside to pursue a college degree and competitive cycling. Then in 2015, he returned to the guitar, studying Brazilian Bossa-Nova music for two years. In recent months, he has been writing music and is currently recording his songs for release.

Iain McCreary

• Entrepreneur • Senior executive, Board advisor, strategy and operations consultant • Youngest ever CEO of a European venture capital firm • Head of Internet for one of Europe’s largest telecoms/cable TV firms • Rebuilt the aerospace & defense consulting practice for Accenture (UK) A specialist in creating opportunities at the intersection of technology, strategy, and policy. With twenty years' experience in new business and new product launch I have closed more than $4Bn in M&A, joint ventures, and venture investments. As a consultant, I have supported C-level executives from 80 companies across 9 industries and 3 continents to open new markets, close deals, launch start-ups, mange turnarounds, and grow.

Kirsten Leute

Senior Vice President of Osage University Partners, and is a Board member of Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Eighteen of experience in university technology transfer. Most of the experience is at Stanford University, but also spent one year at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany. Specialties: Licensing between universities and industry

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Tucson, AZ, United States

Evan Grae

Tucson, AZ, United States
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