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Penn Center for Innovation - Come learn about PCI Ventures

Join the Penn Center of Innovation (PCI) and meet Michael Poisel, Director of PCI Ventures. Learn about new technologies out of Penn, how to work with his office, investment and licensing opportunities.

Monday, September 19, 2016

PCI prides itself on promoting entrepreneurial activities and new company formation around Penn’s leading research and innovations. PCI actively seeks entrepreneurs to lead their companies and investors to provide funding for the portfolio of new ventures in development. PCI provides a suite of products and services to incubate the development of early-stage technology-based businesses as they make their way towards commercial success.

Come meet with Michael Poisel, and learn about new technologies out of Penn, how to work with his office, investment and licensing opportunities. PCI Ventures is opening up a new incubator in September, called The Pennovation Center.  Michael will have time available in the afternoon on September 19th for 1-1 discussions. Please indicate interest at the close of registering for the event.

Register Online
Date: Monday, September 19, 2016

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP | One Embarcadero Center, 18th Floor | San Francisco, CA 94111-3600
nixonpeabody.com | @NixonPeabodyLLP
Cost: $20 – for the event and lunch. Space is limited to 40 attendees.

Embarcadero Center is centrally located in downtown San Francisco and can be easily reached by car, bike share, and by all Bay Area public transportation options.

Click the map for driving directions and be sure to visit our parking page for rates and other information.  Underground parking is available in One, Two, Three, and Four Embarcadero Center.

About the Speaker

Michael D. Poisel, Director, PCI Ventures
Since joining the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, Michael has been building entrepreneurial programs for the university. He currently manages PCI Ventures, which includes UPstart, AppitUP, DevelUPmed and UPadvisors.

The mission of UPSTART is to provide Penn faculty and staff with the means and support to launch businesses based on their promising research. Through the creation of the companies, UPSTART focuses the faculty member on applied research and building the commercial value of the technology to their benefit as well as the university and society in general. After the company is formed, UPSTART continues to assist in the development of the business by providing several additional entrepreneurial services including Addressable Market Analysis, Product Strategy Development, Fund Raising Assistance, Commercialization Grant Preparation and Management Team Recruitment.

In the past six years, UPSTART has initiated over 140 company projects of which many are now operating businesses.

Prior to Penn, Michael made investments in enterprise software and business services for NewSpring Capital, Apax Partners and GE Capital spanning more than ten years in private equity. He began his career in manufacturing operations for General Electric/Lockheed Martin and participated in the successful completion of several commercial and government satellite programs.

Michael graduated with honors in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, holds an M.S. in Systems Engineering from The Moore School of Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania, and has an M.B.A. in finance and entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.

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