Entrepreneurship Series: Entrepreneur Fast Pitch
Winter Quarter 2015 Entrepreneurship Seminar Series
Featuring Richard Sudek, Ph.D., Director of UCI Institute for Innovation and Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels
An entrepreneur at a young age, Richard Sudek’s childhood business efforts were non-stop. After receiving his B.S. in Computer Science from University of California at Irvine, Sudek founded his first company with $250 dollars. Nadek, a data networking design, implementation and support firm, grew from a small startup to a successful organization, serving clients like Microsoft, Boeing, ARCO, Universal Studios and SCE. After considering offers from a dozen corporations, in 1999 Sudek sold the business to SAIC, a $10 billion dollar international firm.
Sudek currently is an active angel investor, and Chairman Emeritus of Tech Coast Angels (TCA). Through TCA, Sudek has screened in excess of 1,000 startup companies. Sudek serves as Research Committee Chair for Angel Capital Association (ACA), a national organization of angel groups throughout the U.S. representing over 8,000 angels.
Sudek completed a Ph.D. in Management at Claremont Graduate University. He is director of the UCI Institute for Innovation and chairman emeritus of Tech Coast Angels.
The Entrepreneurship Seminar Series 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. Free and open to the public.
For a complete listing of Entrepreneurship Seminar Series guest speakers, please visit http://www.eng.uci.edu/events/entseminars.