Randy S. Fisher
Randy is a business strategist, advisor and coach, facilitator, marketing & education specialist with 20+ years of experience working with innovative leaders, startups and entrepreneurs. He is the Founder of Customer Discovery Pros, a venture of DigiWise Digital Solutions LLC of Somerset, NJ.
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Randy has mentored startups in the National Science Foundation's highly-regarded Innovation Program (NSF I-Corps) to commercialize technology and secure investment / funding in New Jersey. He is frequently asked to mentor teams in regional and national programs. He is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University (since 2017), teaching courses in business and proposal writing, interview skills and social media.
Randy was involved in TechStars 1st-Global Online Startup Weekend: Unite to Fight COVID-19. He has designed and delivered workshops and webinars about customer discovery and market validation. (If you're interested, let's talk!)
He has a degrees in political science (McGill); journalism (King's); a Masters degree in Organization Management and Development (Fielding) and Executive High Tech MBA training from Newbridge Networks and University of Ottawa.
Connect with Randy on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/customerdiscoverypros/
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 and Executive Director, Office of Commercialization; and Director, University / Industry Liaison Office, Simon Fraser University.
He was President and Chair of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM Board), the global association of academic technology transfer professionals (2006) and a leading advocate for AUTM's Better World Project. In 2020, he and was the recipient of AUTM's Bayh-Dole 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.
Connect with John on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-a-fraser-6b78884/