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
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.