GAIN Monthly Luncheon Speaker Series Who:Mr. Aidan Augustin, Co-Owner, FeathrWhen:Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 11:30am until 1:00pmWhere:Carrabbas's Italian Grill, 3021 SW 34 Street, Gainesville, FloridaAbout our Guest Speaker: Aidan Augustin is an industrial and systems engineering student at the University of Florida. He got his first taste of entrepreneurship summer 2010 when he interned for CitiSync, a startup company founded by UF business graduate Adam Coelho. Aidan began doing web…See More
GAIN Monthly Luncheon Speaker Series Speaker: Mr. Jamie M. Grooms, CEOCompany: Florida Institute For The Commercialization of Pubic ResearchSave the Date for the May 30, 2012 Luncheon!Mr. Grooms was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research in January 2012. He has 17 years experience as a successful entrepreneur and has been involved with several startup companies serving as both an advisor and board of directors member.Mr. Grooms co-founded…See More
Because the December mixer was so successful, we're doing it again! Come sample some fine wines and nibble on delicious appetizers at the GAIN Mixer on Tuesday, January 26. As a special treat, Wendy Kennedy will also be present and will share some insights into how to think more commercially about inventions and discoveries. Wendy is an internationally recognized trainer and developer of the "So What? Who Cares? Why You?" methodology now used in business incubators, universities and companies…See More
Karl is Senior Project Manager and Entrepreneur in Residence for the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research. Currently work with startup CEOs, technology licensing offices, investors, faculty inventors and related individuals to plan, direct, and ensure successful investment and commercialization outcomes for Institute client companies.
Specialties in Your Industries of Expertise
Over 25 years experience in the medical device and technology industry. Led teams to launch numerous products for companies like Novoste, Johnson & Johnson, RodenstockUSA, Cordis Dow Medical, etc.. Formation and scale-up of new companies that develop medical devices and new products.
Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from NSU. Inventor on several patents in medical device and high technology applications.
How did you hear about GAINnet and what are your interests?
Weightlifting, kayaking, mountain biking, target shooting, and fishing. Play the guitar & banjo.
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Hey Karl! Glad to have you on GAIN-net! Feel free to share your thoughts on innovation and entrepreneurship via blog post or discussion forum. It would be great to hear the wisdom and experience of someone working in tech licensing such as you.