Robert Siegel on Entrepreneurship
Featuring Robert Siegel
X/Seed Capital Management
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium
Free and open to the public
The Entrepreneurship Course for Scientists and Engineers provides a real-world introduction to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. Through a series of presentations by prestigious entrepreneurs and industry leaders, participants will explore the various organizational, strategic and financial challenges facing successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs. Topics include start-up strategies, business idea evaluation, business plan writing, and introduction to venture capital.
About the Speaker:
Drawing on over 22 years of experience spanning the semiconductor, networking, physical security, software and venture industries, Robert Siegel is an experienced leader with a proven track record in strategy definition, operational execution, product development, international sales and marketing, investing, fund raising and strategic relationships. Siegel is currently with X/Seed Capital Management, an early stage venture fund that works to fund enterprises around advanced technical innovations where there is an opportunity to develop large commercial enterprises.
Prior to X/Seed, Siegel was the general manager, Video and Software Solutions for GE Security (NYSE:GE). Siegel was responsible for General Electric’s video surveillance global Center of Excellence (COE), which generated revenues of approximately $350 million in 2007. Siegel’s responsibilities included developing the firm’s strategic direction in video, delivering on global product development and the formulation of the corresponding go-to-market activities.
Before joining GE, Siegel was a strategy consultant reporting to the CEO of Silicon Image (NASD:SIMG), served as executive vice president of Pixim Inc., a fabless semiconductor firm making image sensors and processors, and was the founder and CEO of Weave Innovations Inc., a product and network services developer for computer and communications platforms. Siegel also served in leadership roles at Intel Corporation (NASD:INTC), where he developed and implemented Intel's product strategy for PCs and set-tops into the family room.
Siegel has a bachelor’s degree from the