#StartDisrupting is about the innovators, scientists, creatives, and designers who are disrupting and initiating positive opportunity and impact in new markets. The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center’s CEO, Brett Malone, Ph.D. talks with companies that call our enterprise home, industry guests, partners, and stakeholders on everything from entrepreneurship, biotech to software, and more. www.vtcrc.com
Pallabi Saboo, CEO of Harmonia Holdings, talks all things entrepreneur, women in business, and offers invaluable advice to grow your company
Follow Pallabi Saboo on LinkedIn Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC was born in 2006 at Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, VA. We wanted to bring innovation and change to the federal IT sector. We believed (and still believe today) that with shrinking federal budgets, there are huge opportunities to bring more efficiency to government through emerging technologies. We are a fun-loving, hard-working team of close to 400 professionals who are relentless in our pursuit of high-quality, cutting-edge solutions for our customers.
Thanks to RAMP, for allowing us to record at their location in Roanoke, VA.
Founded in 2017 with funding from GO Virginia, the City of Roanoke, and Virginia Western Community College, RAMP through 2020 has nurtured 24 startup businesses.
In September 2020, RAMP received a major endorsement by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, which awarded a nearly $1 million grant to Valleys Innovation Council — a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing the region’s innovation economy — to double RAMP’s output.
Entrepreneurship, technology and integrating all your skills with Gary Warren, President and CEO of ivWatch
Gary Warren currently serves as president and CEO of ivWatch and has championed the development of non-invasive biosensors that fulfill a huge patient safety need in healthcare. Starting ivWatch in 2010, Gary assembled a team of leading scientists, clinicians, hospitals, and investors to solve a common drug delivery problem of IV infiltration and extravasation. Gary has guided ivWatch through multiple FDA and ISO clearances for this breakthrough technology with ivWatch products now being sold on the international market.
Gary has a multidisciplinary background with a 14-year career as a research scientist at NASA in aerospace and computational fluid dynamics. He then left NASA to start a successful Internet infrastructure company in the mid-1990’s and served as CEO until it’s sale to Symantec in 1999. At Symantec, Gary served as a senior vice president and oversaw advanced technologies, mergers and acquisitions and gateway software products. He also served as a member of the senior executive staff. After Symantec, Gary served as CEO for a venture-backed mobile platform company as smartphones were beginning to emerge as a market. After the sale of this company to Oracle, Gary worked for various venture capital companies doing financial analysis and due diligence which brought him to the work being done on IV infiltrations under a National Institutes of Health grant. Bringing over the core engineering talent and founding the company, Gary has grown ivWatch to an award-winning brand in healthcare that is changing the standard of care for IV therapy.
About ivWatch, LLC
ivWatch, LLC is a biosensor technology company focused on improving patient safety and the effectiveness of intravenous therapy. Our dedicated and passionate team is pioneering the use of optical sensors to detect adverse IV events early to minimize the risk of injury caused by infiltrations and extravasations. By using this technology, clinicians can leverage continuous monitoring to help identify infiltrations as early as possible. Our innovative IV monitoring solutions are backed by decades of clinical research and device development. To learn more, follow us on Twitter @ivWatch, Facebook @ivWatchLLC, and LinkedIn @ivWatch-LLC, or visit www.ivWatch.com.
Chairman and Co-Founder of Carbon and Virginia Tech alumnus, Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D. talks “Activity to Idea”
Links of interest:
Zero to One - Notes on Startups, or How to Build the FutureTED talk - The CEO of Carbon3D, Joseph DeSimone has made breakthrough contributions to the field of 3D printing. The perfect fit: Carbon + adidas collaborate to upend athletic footwear - full storyLinkedIn profile → Joe co-founded Carbon in 2013. Under his direction, Carbon is marrying the intricacies of molecular science with hardware and software technologies to advance the 3D printing industry beyond basic prototyping to 3D manufacturing. Throughout his career, Joe has published over 350 scientific articles and has nearly 200 issued patents in his name — with more than an additional 200 patents pending. Joe also previously co-founded several companies including Micell Technologies, Bioabsorbable Vascular Solutions, and Liquidia Technologies.
As Board Chair, Joe is currently on leave from his roles as Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University and of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina. He received his BS in Chemistry from Ursinus College, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech.
Joe is one of only roughly 20 individuals who have been elected to all three branches of the U.S. National Academies: the National Academy of Medicine (2014), the National Academy of Sciences (2012) and the National Academy of Engineering (2005). During his career he has received over 50 major awards and recognitions, including the 2018 National Academy of Sciences Award for Convergent Science; the 2017 $250,000 Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment; the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, awarded by President Barack Obama in 2016; the inaugural $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine; 2015 Dickson Prize from Carnegie Mellon University; 2014 Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success from the ACS; the 2010 AAAS Mentor Award in recognition of his efforts to advance diversity in the chemistry PhD workforce; the 2007 Collaboration Success Award from the Council for Chemical Research; and the 2002 Engineering Excellence Award by DuPont.
The Crisis within the Crisis with Gary Noesner, Former FBI Negotiator and Author
Gary Noesner retired from the FBI in 2003 following a 30 year career as an investigator, instructor, and negotiator. A significant focus of his career was directed toward investigating Middle East hijackings in which American citizens were victimized. In addition, he was an FBI hostage negotiator for 23 years of his career, retiring as the Chief of the FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Unit, Critical Incident Response Group, the first person to hold that position. In that capacity he was heavily involved in numerous crisis incidents covering prison riots, right-wing militia standoffs, religious zealot sieges, terrorist embassy takeovers, airplane hijackings, and over 120 overseas kidnapping cases involving American citizens.
Following his retirement from the FBI he became a Senior Vice President with Control Risks, an international risk consultancy, assisting clients in managing overseas kidnap incidents. He continues to Consult independently and speaks at law enforcement conferences and corporate gatherings around the world.
He has appeared in numerous television documentaries about hostage negotiation, terrorism, and kidnapping produced by the History Channel, Nat Geo, WE, Discovery, TLC, A&E, CNN, CBS, BBC, American Heroes Network, and others. He has been interviewed in Time, Forbes, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Roll Call, the Washingtonian Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. He has given speeches at major universities, done interviews on numerous radio and television programs, and was the subject of an hour long interview on NPR’s Fresh Air in 2010.
He has written a book about his FBI negotiation career which was published by Penguin Random House in 2010, entitled: Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator. The book is being used in part as the basis for a six part mini-series on Waco that will air on the Paramount Network on January 24, 2018.
Gary has three grown children and resides in Virginia with his wife, Carol.
Disruption and the bridge of familiarity with Jason Feifer, Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, author, speaker, and host of Build for Tomorrow podcast
Disruption and the bridge of familiarity… Jason Feifer (Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, author, speaker, and host of Build for Tomorrow podcast) talks on change, advice and all things for entrepreneurs and startups.
https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/Build for Tomorrow, Not for Yesterday
Coming in Summer, 2022: Jason's guide to resilience, and how to adapt and use the power of change to your advantage, drawn from centuries of innovations and the greatest minds of today. https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow-book
#StartDisrupting Podcast: The 8 inches between your ears: Uping your mental game to succeed in business with Pete Kadushin, Ph.D., CMPC
With over ten years of experience in the field of sport and performance psychology, Pete has worked with a wide variety of performers, including everyone from youth to D1 athletes, tactical populations, weight management clients, and athletes returning from injury. His drive is to help people develop the capacity for sustained success, no matter what your goals are.
Web: www.drkcoaching.comInstagram: @alldaydr.kPodcast: Mental Training Lab
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