Sponsored by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Siena College Entrepreneurship Organization.
Sinclair Shuller, CEO
Monday February 25, 2013 at 5:00pm SSU243
Sinclair Schuller is the CEO of Apprenda. With his two co-founders, Apprenda has secured $16M in venture capital from funds NEA, Ignition Partners and High Peak Ventures to deliver private and public PaaS to .NET developers. Apprenda is the best way for Microsoft-based organizations to build and deploy next generation enterprise applications or modernize existing applications for the cloud. Sinclair serves on multiple venture networks and speaks nationally on the topics of enterprise IT efficiency, cloud computing and next generation enterprise architectures. Before Apprenda, Sinclair held positions at Morgan Stanley, Eden Communications, and consulted for the State University of New York’s (SUNY) vast IT systems. Sinclair holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
David Stack '73, CEO and Director of Pacira Pharmaceuticals
Thursday April 18, 2013 at 5pm Library L26
The Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been made possible by a generous endowment from David '73 and Christine Spicer '75 Stack. Come hear the journey that took David Stack from a Siena Chemistry major to founder of his own pharmaceutical company. Mr Stack is also a Siena College Trustee.
Mr. Stack is currently the President, CEO and Director of Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He is also the Founding Partner of Stack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a commercialization, marketing and strategy firm serving emerging healthcare companies and a Managing Director at MPM Capital. From September 2001 until August 2004 he was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO). Prior to The Medicines Company he was the CEO of Stack Pharmaceutical, Inc. where MDCO was one of the primary customers. From May 1995 to December 1999, Mr. Stack served as the President and General Manager of Innovex, Inc. responsible for the Americas. Innovex Inc. was a commercial solutions company offering a full range of marketing, sales and clinical development capabilities to pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers. From April 1993 to May 1995 he was the Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for Immunomedics, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU) a biopharmaceutical company focusing on monoclonal antibodies in infectious disease and oncology. From May 1992 to March 1993, Mr. Stack had been the Director of Business Development and Planning for Infectious Disease, Oncology and Virology for Roche Labs where he was the Therapeutic World Leader of Infectious Disease. Prior to that he held various positions with Roche Labs for approximately 12 years and was a retail and hospital pharmacist for three years after graduating from Albany College of Pharmacy, he also holds a BS in Biology from Siena College where he is currently a Trustee.
Dave was recognized as the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 (New Jersey Healthcare). He is a Director of Medivo, Inc., and PepTx, Inc.
Past Speaker Series Events:
Thursday Oct 11 at 5:00pm SSU243 Dara Shareef - Venture Capitalist and Start up Mentor
Topic: Angel investors
Description: Discover how Angel’s investors vet and structure their investment deals. What are the pitfalls? How do they compare to VC firms? What are the different types and profiles?
Wednesday November 7th at 5:00 in SSU 243– Joe Ingrassia – Entrepreneur
Topic: “Failing Forward” A Practical Guide to Business Success.
Description: Learn that the success one attains in life and business occurs amid failure. The best laid plans will go awry but it is one’s commitment passion and ability to lead others that will allow you to overcome failure, succeed and achieve your goals. Mr. Ingrassia is living proof anyone can succeed if they try and never give up.
Contest Rules:The Spark Tank Idea Contest is co-sponsored by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and the Siena College Entrepreneurship Organization (SCEO). Any current Siena student (or group of students) is eligible to enter the contest. Entry into the contest automatically makes all entrants members of SCEO. All process deadlines are firm unless extended by CIE Principals through a notice on BlackBoard.
1st Prize …… $150.00 plus CIE support for moving the idea forward.
2nd Prize ……$ 50.00 plus CIE support for moving the idea forward.
All entrants eligible to participate in CIE “Jump Start” October 28th.
Do you have an idea that you think would make a good product, service or business? We can help you JumpStart this into a reality.
Attend the JumpStart Innovation Workshop, October 28th from 10am - 3pm in Roger Bacon 340. Lunch will be provided.
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) team will help you with questions such as:
Do I need a patent?
How do I protect my Intellectual Property?
What type of marketing will work best for my Idea?
Do I need a Business Plan?
How do I form a successful team?
How do I research my idea?
Where can I get the money needed to start?
Can I start a business instead of getting a job after graduation?
For more information email: Dr. Sharon Small email@example.com
Patents and the University-Based Start-ups Innovation Ecosystem (a webinar series)
Researcher's Life After Invention Disclosure Wednesday, September 12, 2012 1:00 to 2:30pm ET
Presenter: Chuck Rancourt Intellectual Property Lead, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Siena College
Siena to be part of Tech Valley High School career expo March 26, 2012. Chuck Rancourt, adjunct professor and member of the Center for Innovationand Entrepreneurship, will talk on the topic "So you want to be an entrepreneur - what do you need to do to be a successful entrepreneur?"