"So You've Started a Business. Now What?"

Real life experiences, war stories and tips from startup veteran Neil Kane.

"So You've Started a Business.  Now What?"

presented by Neil Kane 

April 24th, 2013

11:30am - 1:00pm


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About the Speaker:

Neil Kane is a co-founder and was the founding CEO of Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc., a firm he founded in 2003 by licensing technology from Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy).

Mr. Kane is the former co-Executive Director of the ITEC at Argonne and Entrepreneur in Residence with Illinois Ventures, LLC. In these roles he was founding CEO of several startup companies based on university or federal laboratory research.

He was named a 2007 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. In 2007 he received recognition from NSF for Outstanding Entrepreneurship, and in 2009 he was named a “Mover & Shaker” by Frost & Sullivan.

In June 2010 he was an invited witness on the panel From the Lab Bench to the Marketplace: Improving Technology Transfer in the U.S. House of Representative’s Subcommittee on Research & Science Education.

He has closed multiple rounds of venture capital from various sources and has secured numerous SBIR/STTR and other government contracts and awards. Earlier he was Regional Business Development Manager for Microsoft Corporation in Chicago and was a liaison to Andersen Consulting. He began his career as a manufacturing engineer in IBM’s San Jose, California disk drive facility where he designed robotic tooling.

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