Startup Weekend Sacramento: Health Edition

    Friday, April 29 - May 1, 2016


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Startup Weekend Sacramento: Health Edition

Friday, April 29 - May 1, 2016



Friday, April 29 - May 1, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm

The Urban Hive
1931 H St.
Sacramento, CA 95811

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Start a Health Startup in 54 Hours

Want to impact health, medical devices, healthcare IT, wearables, biotech, fitness, mobile health, biomedical research & technology, pharma, patient experience and anything health-related?

Join us for Startup Sacramento Health Edition at the Urban Hive in midtown Sacramento to impact health & healthcare and start a new health startup.
  • Create a business plan and see your idea come to life.
  • Network with like-minded creative and passionate people.
  • Learn valuable skills from one on one mentorship with professionals in the region.

What’s special about this event?

This event will focus on Health/Healthcare because they present significant challenges in our society, they have great business potentials, and because the Sacramento region is recognized as a hub for health and healthcare innovation and medical technology.

Our goal is to bring together the healthcare community, designers, developers, entrepreneurs, doctors, nurses, engineers, med techs, patients, etc. to facilitate the formation of new ideas. We all face challenges like rising costs and transparency or finding ways to make better personal health decisions. We wish to bring in new technologies and ideas that have the potential to improve the healthcare system and positively impact health in general.

The Startup Weekend Sacramento organizing team in collaboration with Health 2.0 Sacramento aim to engage public and private companies and organizations that are involved in the healthcare system, as well as inventors of technologies, software developers, designers and students with interests in Healthcare, eHealth, Mobile Health, Health Technology, Digital Health, or anything related to health.

Come ready to hack any of these verticals:
  • Nutrition
  • Wearables (biometrics, fitness, etc.)
  • Fitness
  • Healthcare IT (ex. electronic medical records, telemedicine portals, electronic scheduling, etc.)
  • Medical Devices
  • Healthcare data/ B.I. innovations
  • Pharma/Life Sciences
  • Payer/Insurer technology
  • Consumer Health Apps
  • …or any other health-related vertical!

What is Startup Weekend?
 
Startup Weekend is a worldwide movement of ambitious entrepreneurial minds who are looking to practice and learn the basics of founding and launching a startup venture successfully. It is a unique opportunity to get your startup off the ground, risk free. 

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs of various skill sets who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1,800 past events in 120 countries around the world… just in 2014! 

How does it work? 

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: 

Everyone is invited to pitch their ideas on Friday night. Only ideas for which no previous work has been completed will be accepted. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote). Then, it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. An esteemed group of coaches and mentors will be on hand to help the teams throughout the weekend as they develop their startups. The last part of the weekend is the most intense, teams present their ideas to a panel of judges and after a palm sweating Q & A, the judges pick the top 3 startups. Did we mention, the winners get prizes to help launch their startup?

Who should participate?
We welcome anyone and everyone who has a passion for health, and anything related to healthcare (patient experience, quality of life, health related IT, data management and analysis, fitness, wearables, digital health, mHealth, biomedical research and technology, pharma, etc.) and that anyone with an idea (nurses, medical and dental techs and assistants, speech and physical therapists, patients not just doctors, engineers and students) are encouraged to participate. 

Why should I participate?
Startup Weekends are the ultimate learning and networking opportunity. Participants not only practice valuable entrepreneurial leadership and teamwork abilities, they get to learn helpful business techniques from qualified coaches and compete for a chance to win prizes that will take their startup beyond the weekend. 

Meet a co-founder, receive invaluable one on one mentorship, or learn a skill outside your usual 9-to-5. This is a once in a lifetime chance to meet and interact with many successful entrepreneurs some of whom may turn out to be your promoters.

Get your ticket today to Startup Weekend Sacramento: Health Edition today!
Still aren’t sure if Startup Weekend is for you? Ask us anything: sacramentohealth@startupweekend.org 


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday April 29th


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:45 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. The Urban Hive closes at midnight! If you want to keep working, there are few 24-hours places you can go. Ask the organizers for more info.

Saturday April 30th


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


8:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


9:30 am
Customer Interview Workshop
15-min workshop on customer validation process.


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings until 4PM
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help! Sign up with the organizers


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. The Urban Hive closes at midnight. If you want to keep working, there are few 24-hours places you can go. Ask the organizers for more info.

Sunday May 1st


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Mentoring session until 2:30PM
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions. Sign up with the organizers


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:15 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:00 pm
Wrap-Up


8:30 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Yan Chow, MD, MBA
Managing Director, Chow Consulting Group, LLC

Yan Chow, MD, MBA is Managing Director of the Chow Consulting Group. He was until recently the Chief Innovation Officer at LongView Technology Solutions, a  federal health IT services contractor.

Prior to LongView, Dr. Chow was the national Medical Director of the Innovation & Advanced Technology Group (IAT) at Kaiser Permanente, the largest private integrated care delivery system in the nation. IAT assessed over 2,000 emerging technologies with the potential to impact health care in the near term. IAT also administered a multi-million dollar innovation grant program for employees.

IAT worked with KP’s Garfield Innovation Center, an award-winning care delivery simulation laboratory. In its first 8 years, the Center received over 55,000 visitors, including high-level delegations from 43 countries.

Before IAT, Dr. Chow had a successful clinical practice for several decades. He was also involved in regional IT management, overseeing legacy systems and leading experimental projects such as KP’s first graphical interface for mainframes and its first physician networking forum.

Dr. Chow has founded and advised a number of startups. He has 3 U.S. patents and has been an invited speaker at industry conferences. Dr. Chow was selected by Healthcare IT News for the Innovator category of the 2014 H.I.T. Men & Women Awards, which recognize the top nine healthcare IT executives of the year.

Dr. Chow earned his A.B. with honors from Harvard University and his M.D. from UC San Diego. In 2005 he received his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School, graduating as valedictorian.


Event Judges


Meg Arnold
Director, MedZone and Principal, GSD Consulting

Corporate strategy and business development. Financial analysis and modelling.

Entrepeneur and start-up company advice and counsel.

As Director of MedZone, Meg is working to build on regional strength in health care and life
sciences to spur development near the UC Davis Medical Center, diversify the local economy and land new jobs and educational opportunities that benefit the Oak Park neighborhood.

As Principal of GSD Consulting, Meg provides business development and project leadership consultation to clients in both the private and non-profit sectors in the Sacramento region.


Oleg Kaganovich
Founder and CEO at Wyndow

Oleg is the founder of real-time local discovery startup Wyndow. In addition to being the company's Chief Wyndow Washer, Oleg is an investor, adviser, operations and former non-profit executive, with an interest in media and entertainment, travel, energy, environment, sustainability, food & agriculture, and consumer products. Over the past several decades, he has spent his time focused on company building, partnership/relationship development, mentoring, and investing in early stage innovation-driven companies in North America, Europe, Saudi Arabia/greater Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Russia.


David Richardson
Partner, DLA Piper

David Richardson focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, emerging growth and venture capital.

David has extensive experience in global M&A and financing transactions, including:
• Advising Groupon in its rejected acquisition by Google ($6 billion reported)
• Representing Clorox in multiple acquisitions
• Representing AIG in over 50 M&A representations and warranties insurance policy underwritings
• Representing Telestream, Accruent, Groupon, blinkx and York Risk Services in multiple acquisitions
• Representing Schilling Robotics in its sale to FMC Technologies
• Advising JDSU in its $650 million debt offering 
• Representing Coho Data, Glue Networks, BuildingConnected and Daintree Networks in their equity financings
• Representing Andreesen Horowitz in multiple financing transactions
 J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law
 B.A., English and Political Science, University of California, Davis


Matt Yancey
Public Policy, Innovation, & Entrepreneur Support, SMUD | CEO, Davis, CA Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Yancey has an extensive background in community and economic development at both local and regional levels. Prior to joining SUMD and Davis, CA Chamber of Commerce, he has served as the Director of Business and Economic Development for the Sacramento Metro Chamber.

He is a native to the region and makes his home in Yolo County with his wife Katie and their young daughter.


Joe Koepnick
Associate Director, New Venture Resources University of California, Davis, Venture Catalyst

Joe brings over 30 years of experience in early-stage technology development, intellectual property management and licensing, and entrepreneurial management to this role. As a founder, board member and CEO of two startups derived from on university technologies, he helped secure SBIR Phase 1 and Phase 2 grants, seed and venture funding, and led successful negotiations for the acquisition of one of the companies. He has a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from the Ohio Institute of Technology.


Coaches and Mentors


Roger Akers
Managing Partner, Akers Capital, LLC

Roger has over 30 years of experience in technology related environments. As an IT Services executive, Roger managed the development and delivery of large-scale software systems in over 80 client environments. Efforts included technical and management assignments for a national consulting firm, Systems and Computer Technology Corp., as well as the building of a regional IT consulting firm as Managing Partner (PRODATA Inc.). Upon the successful merger of PRODATA with a national IT services firm, Roger developed a consulting practice (Akers-Waterman & Company) that provided management consulting to industry leaders such as Intel and Cisco Systems. In addition, Roger helped develop and invested in a number of technology companies in the US and internationally participating on a number of private-sector Board of Directors.   In 1998, he co-founded Akers Capital LLC. After successfully raising the Pac West Technology Funds, Roger and team continues to invest in, mentor and has matriculated a number of emerging technology companies. Akers has also been engaged in a number of merger & acquisition transactions in recent years serving as an intermediary, due diligence supervisor and buy/sell side consultant. In addition, as an Advisory Principal for international investment bank Gramercy Partners, participates in projects that provide partnerships and exits for companies between Asia and the US.


Mansour Bassiri
Founder, President, CEO Bioxiness Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Mansour Bassiri is founder, president and CEO of Bioxiness Pharmaceuticals, founded in 2007. He has over 20 years’ research experience discovering and developing novel antimicrobial drugs. In 2000 Dr. Bassiri co-founded NovaBay (NASDAQ: NBY) where he served as Sr. Director of Microbiology and Cell Biology (2000-2006). At NovaBay he discovered drugs and led the team that translated discovery into clinical candidates, NVC-101 and NVC-422, for treatment of infected wounds and urological and ophthalmic infections. In 2012, Dr. Bassiri became an industry consultant to the translational advisory group at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). In 2014 Dr. Bassiri became an expert panel member for the European Society for Translational Medicine (EUSTM).


Steve Fry
President Strategic Business Development, Inc.

Stephen Fry has 30 years of experience in venture capital, consulting, startups, and corporate management in the medical device arena.   He has been Chairman, Director, or CEO of several startups in interventional cardiology, interventional radiology and radiation oncology.  Through his consulting firm, SBDI, Dr. Fry has provided business development services to more than 120 medical device companies in a dozen countries over the past 30 years.   Dr. Fry has an extensive management and technical background, and direct experience in development of a variety of medical technologies including catheters, guidewires, endoscopes, imaging systems, biomedical sensors, surgical lasers, implantables, diagnostic systems, and surgical/therapeutic devices.   Dr. Fry received a Ph.D. in Quantum Electronics (physics/chemistry/engineering) from U.C.L.A., and also holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.S. in Physics from U.C.L.A., and an M.B.A. in Financial Analysis from National University.





Ian Hlatky
Associate, DLA Piper

Ian Hlatky focuses his practice on helping emerging growth companies across market sectors navigate legal matters arising throughout a company's life cycle, including new company formation and structuring, seed, convertible debt, and venture capital financings, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions   From 2013 to 2015, Ian practiced corporate law in Los Angeles with a Silicon Valley-based firm, focusing on technology-oriented emerging growth companies in the southern California region.   J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law B.A., University of Colorado


Steve Lee

Steve Lee is the founder/CEO of Wayfarer, a mobile technology startup developing a high- frequency social collaboration platform that catalyzes human interactions and deepens relationships. Priorly, he was a product manager at LaunchPad Central, co-founded by Lean startup leader Steve Blank, creating hypothesis-driven innovation management software for enterprises, NIH/NSF, and Lean LaunchPad classes at top universities. Steve holds a Master of Translational Medicine degree from UC Berkeley/UCSF and has stood at the forefront of the medical technology industry from both entrepreneur and investor sides.


Ian Boardman
Associate, DLA Piper

Ian Boardman focuses his practice on emerging growth companies, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters and new company formation. Before attending law school, Ian was a Corporate and Securities paralegal in DLA Piper's Sacramento office.  J.D., Boston University School of Law.  LL.M., Banking and Financial Law, Boston University School of Law. B.S., Public Policy, Management and Planning, University of Southern California


Lonnie Bookbinder
Founder, CEO, Chairman ARIZ BioPharmaceuticals

Founder, CEO and Chairman of ARIZ BioPharmaceuticals. Experienced in drug development, marketing, business and corporate development. Educational background in pharmacology, toxicology, business management, biology and genetics. Current interests in targeted drug delivery of drug payloads that attack cancer at the initiation point by modifying the activity of master regulators of the histone code. By inhibiting or modifying the activity of the histone methyl transferases, especially the PRDM genes and proteins, our goal is to stop cancer at an early stage by removing the key driver of the oncogenic process. We intend to partner with enabling companies including pharmaceutical companies. Our first products are targeted to myeloma and liver cancer as well as subsequent products will include breast, colorectal, lung and prostate cancers.


Barry Broome
President, CEO Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council

Mr. Barry Broome serves as the first President and CEO of Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council (“Greater Sacramento”). Since arriving in Sacramento he has focused on connecting Sacramento globally as the Front Door to Silicon Valley, building an international foreign investment relationship with Asia, and driving a competiveness agenda for Greater Sacramento and California while improving the regional business climate and its workforce. Previously Mr. Broome was the President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) where he delivered over 50,000 jobs and 250 company locates into the Phoenix Region. Under Mr. Broome’s leadership, for six out of the ten years, GPEC was named one of the top economic organizations in North America by Site Selection magazine. In 2013 Mr.Broome was also named Arizona Economic Developer of the Year, Arizona Real Estate Executive of the Year, and received the Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce award. Prior to Arizona, Mr. Broome was the CEO of Southwest Michigan First (SMF), where he built an organization from scratch that was later listed in the Top 20 companies in North America by Site Selection Magazine. In 2006, SMF was named one of the fast 50 companies in Inc. Magazine, the first nonprofit to have that honor. Barry built and co-developed venture funds, angel networks, and 31 new ventures – primarily in the life science space in the Kalamazoo region. Mr. Broome was named Michigan Economic Developer of the Year in 2001. Preceding Michigan, Mr. Broome led the economic development in Toledo, Ohio, where he completed the largest industrial deal in the history of the United States called Project Jeep; which was built on 450 acres of brownfields in the North Central Toledo area. Mr. Broome was also the keynote speaker at Arizona State University’s 2009 graduation and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago, Notre Dame, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Kalamazoo College, and Western Michigan University.


Carrie Ellinwood
Lead Lender Relations Specialist Sacramento District Office, U S Small Business Administration

Carrie Ellinwood is the Lead Lender Relations Specialist with the Sacramento District Office of the U S Small Business Administration, where she is responsible for working with lenders who participate in the SBA loan program in 21 counties of Northeastern California. She has worked for the U S Small Business Administration since 2007. In Fiscal Year 2015 the Sacramento District Office worked with local lenders to make 929 SBA guaranteed loans for a total of $384,193,700 to help start and grow small businesses. Prior to joining the U S Small Business Administration, Carrie Ellinwood worked for over 15 years in the financial services industry, worked for a Fortune 100 Corporation as a Financial Analyst and worked several years as a marketing consultant for small businesses. Carrie Ellinwood graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Marketing from National University.


Giacomo Vacca
Founder, President Kinetic River Corp.

Giacomo Vacca earned physics degrees from Harvard University (BA/MA) and from Stanford University (PhD). His dissertation, with Nobel Prize winner Bob Laughlin, introduced a new ultrafast optical technique for investigating microscopic fluid phenomena. He has set up whole laboratories from scratch, started and led development programs, generated intellectual property (42 patent applications, 19 awarded), led diverse interdisciplinary groups, and managed IP portfolios. At Abbott Labs, Dr. Vacca invented and developed Laser Rastering, a radically innovative concept in flow cytometry that yielded the fastest flow cytometer in the world. A Senior Member of SPIE and of the Optical Society of America and past Abbott Research Fellow, Dr. Vacca founded and runs Kinetic River, a biophotonics design and product development company focusing on cell analysis. In 2013 he also cofounded BeamWise, a provider of design automation tools for biophotonics and other complex optical systems.


Drisha Leggitt
VP of U.S. Business Development and Marketing at Anpac Bio-Medical Science Company

Drisha is responsible for partnership, media, advocacy and investment development; communications, branding and marketing strategic planning and execution; external, community, investment and related communications tool/outreach; philanthropy/sponsorship and community relations; and managing Anpac Bios' external affairs, advocacy, and brand awareness activities - particularly with regards to Anpac’s "Cancer Differentiation Analysis" (CDA) Technology. Anpac Bio was founded by world-renowned biomedical and nanotechnology scientists and engineering experts; creating and launching break-through, leading edge, early cancer detection technology.


Matt Phillips
Director MedStart

As the Director of MedStart, previously part of SARTA, the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance, Matt works with over 150 medical technology start-ups in the nine county region to help support their growth through networking, education and business development guidance. Matt has worked in the healthcare field for over 14 years within the medical device and biologics space including leadership positions within the Imaging Divisions of Hitachi, Zonare and Mindray Ultrasound. Matt’s recent experience as the Vice President of Business Development at the regional blood center, BloodSource, include the formation of a new Business Development department, strategic analysis and planning for the multiple service lines within the company and also supporting the creation and launch of a new innovative business for BloodSource locally here in Sacramento. Matt has a BS degree in Business from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.


Terry Sisco
Co-Founder Miller Sisco Medical Solutions

Terry Sisco is healthcare executive, with broad expertise in medical device commercialization. In 2012 he cofounded MS2 (Miller Sisco Medical Solutions), a medical device distributorship. Since it’s opening, MS2 has rapidly grown to become Northern California’s premier spine distributor. MS2 currently serves as Zimmer Biomet Spine’s exclusive distribution partner for Northern California and Northern Nevada. Prior to starting MS2, Terry held senior sales and marketing leadership positions with Medtronic, Boston Scientific Corporation and Procter & Gamble. Terry is a graduate of San Diego State University.


Jay Shukla
President & CEO, Nivagen Pharmaceuticals Inc

Jay is a registered pharmacist and has an MBA in pharmaceutical management with over 15 years of diverse experience both in Asia and USA. Jay brings experience from both sides of the world; specializing in business development, corporate strategy, sourcing and international business. Jay acquires more than 6 years of Indian pharmaceutical industry experience where he also worked at different levels of supply chains starting as sales representative to Product manager and in between. Jay has worked in US pharmaceutical industry for more than 10 years starting as pharmacist behind the counter, sourcing manager, and international business development manager with leading pharmaceutical companies.   Jay holds B.S In pharmacy from K.L.E’s College of Pharmacy, Banglore, India and MBA in Pharmaceutical Studies from Silberman College of Business, Madison, New Jersey.





Brent Huntley

Brent has more than 25 years of experience in the Health, Medical, and Technology industries: Designing new products, Prototyping, Developing Business Plans, Managing sub-contractors, Training resources and more at various companies, including Hughes Aircraft, Baxter Health, Hewlett–Packard, and various startups.   Brent has managed product design/development teams creating wearable EMG technology, optical probes/detectors, etc; Managed product remanufacturing production lines; Managed business development, sales/marketing for surgical resection/closure products, functional training equipment, integrated fitness tracking equipment and more.   Brent has experience with IP and Patent processes, related to inventions in spectrophotometry, bioassay processing, electromyography, child mobility equipment, among others.   Brent serves as consultant to Hospitals, Corporate and Public clients on Health/Wellness programming and design, including exercise equipment, integration of wearables, database reporting, intake testing protocols.   Brent received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; Masters in Biomedical Engineering from UC Davis; and MBA coursework at Sac State and BYU.





Binda Mangat
President & CEO, Quorum Technologies, Inc/MedX Connect

Binda is Founder, President & CEO of Quorum Technologies, Inc. based in Sacramento, Ca. He also co-founded, a cloud based UC service-Pandora Networks, Mobile App companies- Purple Talk and X-Cube Labs. Quorum has invested in and is currently serving in an advisory and distribution role with LifeBot, an organization focused on advanced telemedicine technologies & solutions for healthcare.   Prior to this, Binda was Director, Information Systems and Networks for Sutter Health, a diverse Healthcare entity with 26 Hospitals in California. Served as Chief Architect for the design and development of Northern California’s first privately-owned Fiber Optic Network that integrated multiple hospitals, physician buildings, clinics, surgery centers and Physicians. This deployment in 1991 was Northern California’s very first privately Operated Healthcare Communications Network. Binda has also served in engineering and executive roles with HP in the USA, Bell Canada in Canada, and British Telecom in London, England.   Binda has been featured in and contributed towards articles in Business Week, Business Journal, Modern Healthcare and Infrastructure and Systems Magazines. He has presented at Hospital Information Management Systems Society and IBM’s ECHO conferences.   Quorum Technologies was a co-sponsor for the East African E-Health conferences in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa and Prishtina, Kosovo, where Binda presented with Dr. Rifat Latifi a renowned Trauma Surgeon and an accomplished author in the subject of E-Health & Telemedicine. Binda is a MedStart Advisory Board Member and Advisory Committee Member for the Telemedicine Task force – Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA). Binda also sits on the Boards of Innovate North State, Powerhouse Science Center and Purple Talk.   Binda graduated from East Ham College, London and City & Guilds Institute of London in Electronics and Telecommunications.   Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Binda is fluent in English, Punjabi, Hindi and Swahili.





Samad Lotia
Software engineer, Google

Interested in product design & usability; applying computational methods and tools for biomedical problems. Front-end web software engineer at Google; previously worked on bioinformatics software visualization, and network biology & bibliometric analysis at UCSF.


Luis Duval

Dr. Duval gained a Ph.D. degree from NC State University and MBA from California State University. He teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at the University of San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. He has published his research work in recognized scholastic journals.

Dr. Duval have over 17 years of private and public sector experience in the areas of competitive strategy, business transformation and innovation management. He has played important roles in Thomas H. Lord Research Center at Lord Corporation and MicroCraft Corporation, Intel and lately Charles Schwab.


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Facilitators


Luke Bayard
President of Cal Poly Entrepreneurs

Two years ago, Luke Bayard was a Cuesta College business student, looking to transfer to Cal Poly. He is now the President of CPE and one of the leading student voices for Cal Poly entrepreneurship. His indirect route to the Cal Poly entrepreneurial movement is the result of a thriving ecosystem of students and faculty passionate about innovation.

Luke grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. His dad is a private lawyer and his mother owns a floral shop. Seeing his parents’ work sparked a passion inside of Luke. For him, entrepreneurship, the idea that “this is something I created and it means something to me,” captivated him at a young age. And like many entrepreneurs, the idea of choosing your own agenda and defining your own rules only further solidified his path. Even during his high school years, he built a small business as an independent fitness trainer, starting his entrepreneurial path.

With the 2014-15 school year at hand, Luke plans to expand CPE’s influence at Cal Poly. With the addition of the on-campus CIE center, CPE will have a new face and a new image at Cal Poly. 

“This experience has led me to my passions,” said Luke. And this is the same experience that Luke wishes to give back to students - that they too may find their passion for entrepreneurship.

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