G.P. Li, Director of Calit2. Li launched TechPortal at UCI in 2010, a technology business incubator for UCI start-ups.
Dev Bhatia, CEO of UCI spinoff SRCH2. Formerly known as Bimaple, SRCH2, a developer of next-generation search software, hired seasoned startup guru Bhatia last year to take it to the next level.
Thomas Gephart, founder and managing partner of Ventana Global Venture Capital Group. Gephart, with more than 30 years of experience in advanced technology companies, will disclose the fine points of attaining VC funding.
Jeff Greenberg, CEO of Hiperwall, Inc. Greenberg will share his company’s journey from its birth in the Calit2 Visualization Lab to a firm with hundreds of customers and a new, 6,000-square-foot headquarters.
Luis Vasquez, vice president of entrepreneurship at OCTANe. Vasquez oversees OCTANe’s LaunchPad, bringing together Orange County’s vast network of resources and executives to evaluate, mentor and guide startup companies.
Dr. Brian Wong, co-founder of UCI startup Praxis BioSciences. A self-professed “ideas guy,” Wong, an otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon, helped launch the biomedical-technology and healthcare-application company.