The talk will be a short discussion of the personal path of Dr. Marcus from Engineer to Entrepreneur with a specific focus on issues and challenges faced by researchers, faculty and those with engineering and scientific mindsets when translating designs, ideas, and focus from a design mentality to a business venture. This will be an interactive discussion leaving at least half of the time for discussion and conversations related to the move from ideas to application.
Patrick Marcus is the president of Marcus Engineering, LLC, an electronics engineering firm, in Tucson, AZ. Marcus Engineering is expert in regulated electronics products for, Medical, Military, Aerospace, Mining and other industries where design quality is critical. Patrick earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and BS in Electrical Engineering with Honors, Cum Laude from the University of Arizona. He is a graduate of the prestigious McGuire Entrepreneurship, as well as the Goldman Sachs 10KSB program out of Babson College. Dr. Marcus regularly mentors engineers and entrepreneurs and is tirelessly dedicated to local business leadership and Arizona’s Entrepreneurial Economy.
Marcus sits on the advisory boards for the College of Engineering, BIOSA (Bioindustry Organization of Southern Arizona), and Biomedical Engineering. He is also an active member of the Arizona Technology Council, AZBIO, the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, and The Breakfast Club of Tucson CEO Leadership group. Dr. Marcus also mentors for the College of Engineering, Startup Tucson, is a judge for the $3m Arizona Innovation Challenge grant program and is a commercialization partner with Tech Launch Arizona housed in the University of Arizona.
Hosts: Dr. Beth Hutchinson and Dr. Russ Witte
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