Upcoming TEC Events

Q&A with Matt Smith, COO of TandemLaunch
Time: Wednesday November 16, 5-6 PM
Location: Thurston 205
Matt Smith is a Partner & COO at TandemLaunch, a venture seed fund and incubator of consumer electronics startups founded on patented university technologies (portfolio value creation of >$100M since 2013).  Matt’s prior work includes DARPA-funded development of a robotics platform acquired by Boston Dynamics at McGill University, advanced materials R&D at Bombardier, Product Management, VP Operations, and Chief Quality Officer at life sciences startup Aurora Interactive and VP Operations in industrial hybrid clean-tech company EcoPower (acquired by Mi-Jack). Matt also co-founded two of his own startups.  Come learn more about TandemLaunch and Matt’s entrepreneurship journey.

Careers in Industry, Entrepreneurship and Management Discussion Panel
(co-hosted with BEST and OISE)

Time: Thursday November 17, 1-3:30 PM

Location: Weill 226
Featured speaker: Charles Hamilton.

Charles Hamilton (MBA ’04) is a serial entrepreneur who has helped several Cornell startups grow and acquire funding in their early stages. Charles currently serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and NEXUS-NY mentor in addition to being CEO of Conamix, a tech start-up that seeks to improve the performance of lithium ion batteries. Join in on the discussion about his career path, the essential skills for entrepreneurship, and the roles PhDs can play.

TEC Graduate Social Mixer
Time: Monday, November 28, 5-7 PM
Location: Big Red Barn
Come meet fellow students interested in startups and entrepreneurship.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.  All graduate and professional students are welcome, help spread the word!

Ruisheng Wang