Fit, Fits, Foils And Fortune – Freestyling With Venture Capital To Develop University-Licensed Technology
Presenter: Pat Govang, Cornell Center for Technology Licensing
When: June 15, at 12:00 PM EDT/9:00 AM PDT (GMT -05:00).
Start-up? Innovator? Emerging Enterprise? Entrepreneur.
The Licensing Executives Society’s Emerging Enterprises Committee is hosting its next monthly webinar on Wednesday, June 15. Pat Govang will present the inside story on his own personal experience of taking a start-up from the university, through to several rounds of funding, with a hopeful exit on the horizon. The discussion is geared toward start-ups, innovators, emerging enterprises, and the professionals and executives who want to help entrepreneurs take an idea from nothing to something. Please join us on June 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT (GMT -05:00).
Pat Govang is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, coach, teacher, and executive. Currently he’s a member of the technology licensing team at the Cornell Center for Technology Licensing. In the recent past he has worked with numerous entrepreneurial growth companies ranging from biotech to optics.
Pat founded venture-backed start-up, e2e Materials, based on technology from Cornell University. He grew the company that made an alternative to wood composites using soy and waste agricultural fibers from zero to 30 employees raising over $12M in venture investments and grants through the most economically challenging years of 2007-2012. He’s served as the Chairman of Comet Skateboards, a founding B-corporation and a triple-bottom line company driving sustainable change in action sports. In 2000 he founded Project Point, an online product development and project management tool focused on automotive tier 1 suppliers and OEM manufacturers.
Prior to e2e, Pat worked as a Director of the Cornell Center for Materials Research where he facilitated start-ups and technology transfer. Pat started his career with the Dana Corporation in the automotive industry where he worked and lived on three continents building production facilities and managing engineering projects such as developing the all-wheel-drive and suspension system for the Porsche Cayenne. He studied product development and design at Bowling Green State University and holds a number of patents. He serves at the President’s invitation on the Business Forward initiative and is a multiple-time guest of the White House. An avid competitive disc golfer, he’s the past Commissioner of the Professional Disc Golf Association, and lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife, Kelly.
Please join us Wednesday, June 15 at 12:00 PM EDT (GMT -05:00). Be sure to register
LES’s Emerging Enterprises Committee.
The Emerging Enterprises Committee aims to serve as a source of education, resource sharing, and professional relationship development to enable the success of members engaged in new venture development of IP based companies. The committee is open to all those who are interested in sharing information on topics regarding the entrepreneurial ecosystem.