Southern Area Entrepreneur’s Day
May 8 2010
Monmouth University
West Long Branch, NJ

Sponsored By

R E G I O N  1
Region 1
Southern Area
NJ Coast Section
Princeton/Central Jersey
North Jersey Section
New York Section
Long Island Section
Connecticut Section
Center for Entrepreneurship (MUCE)
School of Science

The conference is targeted to engineers who are learning to be entrepreneurs by entering into new areas of opportunities. It will address:

  • How to leverage available resources at the federal and state level
  • What successful CEOs and CTOs did to enter into these new areas
  • What the government is trying to do to leverage entrepreneurs

Early registration for IEEE members and those who wish to become members is now available for $25, non members for $60. Members who are unemployed on May 8 will have their registration refunded when they attend the event. The registration fee for students and life members is $20.

7:45 Continental Breakfast - Outside Wilson Hall Auditorium
8:15 - AM Track - Auditorium - Wilson Hall
Professor Durga MisraIEEE Region 1 Southern Area Chair
NJIT Professor
Dr. TK SrinivasIEEE NJ Coast Chapter Chair
Entrepreneur's Day Program Chair
Agenda, Logistics, Committee Introduction
Rush HoltU.S. Reprentative
12th District of NJ
Dr. Ravi SethiPresident, Avaya Labs ResearchIntrapreneurship
Govi Rao Partner, Sustainable Century Merchant Bank
Former Chairman and CEO of Lighting Science Group
Strategic Renewal - Adapting From Engineering Foundation to Entrepreneurial Success
Professor john BuzzaDirector - Center for EntrepreneurshipThe Alternative to Corporate America - Entrepreneurship in Today's Environment
James KocsiDistrict Director
US Small Business Administration
How Can the Federal Government Help?
Jackeline Mejias-FuertesAssistant Director
New Jersey Small Business Development Center
Brookdale Community College Branch
How Can the State Government Help?
Q&A with Small Business Adminstration Executives
12:30 Lunch (provided) - Student Center Cafeteria
1:15 - PM Track - Auditorium - Wilson Hall
Gordon Day2009 IEEE President-USAYour Partner for Your Entrepreneurial Career Advancement
Stephen HarbulakIntellectual Property attorney
Office of the Chief Counsel
Intellectual Property Law Division
US Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command
Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
What Engineer Inventors Do Not Know About Patents May Hurt Them
3:00 - Track 1 - Renewable Energy - Wilson Hall
Dr. Shihab KuranPresident and CEO
Petra Solar
Solar Monetizing Value of Existing Distribution Assets - Utility Owned Pole Attached PV
Dr. Charles BrumlikManaging Member
Nanobiz LLC
Renewable Energy Opportunities and Challenges for Entrepreneurs
3:00 - Track 2 - Biotechnology/Health Care - Samuel Magill Commons Club - Combined Rooms 107-108-109
Kent RobertsHodgson Russ Attorneys
Panel - Biotechnology/Healthcare and Intellectual Property
Hay Yeung CheungMyers Wolin, LLC
David L. HechtAmster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
Charles A. WeissKenyon & Kenyon LLP
5:00-5:30 Networking Time