Randy S. Fisher
Randy is an business advisor and coach, marketing & education specialist with 20+ years of business experience working with innovative leaders, startups and entrepreneurs.
Randy is a marketing and PR specialist with Vancouver Angel Technology Network (VANTEC), for promising BC entrepreneurs in technology ventures with early-stage investment, advice and connections. (VANTEC is also one of the designated organizations for the Government of Canada's Startup Visa program for Skilled Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals.)
Randy has mentored startups in the National Science Foundation's highly-regarded Innovation Program to commercialize technology and secure investment / funding at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Randy was involved in TechStars 1st-Global Online Startup Weekend: Unite to Fight COVID-19. He has a Masters degree in Organization Management and Development and executive High Tech MBA training from Newbridge Networks and University of Ottawa.
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John A. Fraser
John is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Washington DC. retired from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida as Assistant VP for Research & Economic Development in December 2014.
He was Assistant Vice President, Research and Economic Development, and Executive Director, Office of Commercialization at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida since 1996. He worked at Simon Fraser University as Director, University/Industry Liaison Office (preceding Mike Volker) in Vancouver, Canada. He was President and Chair of the AUTM Board, the global association of academic technology transfer professionals (2006) and was the recipient of AUTM's Bayh-Dole 2020 Award.
He was Executive VP and co-founder of UTC, Inc., a venture capital backed, North Carolina-based university licensing/technology transfer firm; and VP, Technology Development Corporation,, a Toronto and Vancouver-based venture capital investment firm. He has co-founded 3 companies, assisted entrepreneurs to launch another 40+ university technology-based firms and created or headed 4 university technology commercialization organizations – 2 in the US, 2 in Canada, 2 for–profit and 2 not-for-profit.
John holds a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from the University of California - Berkeley.