Fairfield University's School of Engineering and the Inventors Association of Connecticut to present a panel discussion: Prospecting for Funding in 2013


7 p.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2013
"Prospecting for Funding in 2013"

Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business Dining Room

Image: W GordonFairfield University's School of Engineering and the Inventors Association of Connecticut (IACT) kick off the new year with an event featuring angel investors and entrepreneurs entitled, "Prospecting for Funding in 2013," on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public, it will take place in the Dolan School of Business, on the Fairfield campus.

"For those seeking funding or who have plans to seek future funding, this panel discussion will offer invaluable insights to the process as well as potential sources," said Douglas Lyon, Ph.D., chair of the department of computer engineering and IACT president.

Mike Roer, founder and president of the Entrepreneurship Foundation and former executive director of the Connecticut Venture Group, will moderate the discussion. The panelists include:

  • Tim Coates, managing director of the new Innovation Eco-System at Connecticut Technology Council. Locations in Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, and Storrs are serving as ecosystem hubs, which will provide entrepreneurs with financial, technical, professional, and mentoring resources, as well as collaborative workspaces.
  • William E. Gordon III, angel investor and advisor to tech start-ups, received a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, where he worked with Nobel Laureate James Watson. He founded and later sold an interest in a broadband business in Europe. He also ran a biotech company where he won a Gates Grand Challenge Exploration Grant for creating a malaria vaccine.
  • John Seiffer, president of Angel Investor Forum, and business advisor at CEO Boot Camp. He helps business owners become better leaders, and is a founder of the International Coach Federation. He's also been an entrepreneur for almost 30 years and is an angel investor in start-ups.

For further information and to register, visit http://www.inventus.org. For more information about Fairfield University's School of Engineering, and for directions to campus, visit www.fairfield.edu.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on January 22, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 156