Pruitt Research Day

Date(s) - 11/19/2012
8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. David Greenspan

“The Commercialization of Research – Musings of a Beaten-up (and Sometimes Successful) Entrepreneur”

There are hundreds of courses in colleges and universities, even in high schools that focus on entrepreneurism
and building businesses. There are literally thousands of books that touch on that subject. Yet,
the road to business success is littered with a great many ventures that have failed, or are maimed in
some manner. Yet despite the odds and the trials and travails of starting up a company, the numbers
show that small businesses are popping up in greater numbers than ever. This lecture is not an attempt
to give you a recipe for success – there is no ‘recipe’. This talk, rather, will take you through some of
the real world experiences in a number of various ventures with the hope that some idea, experience or
statement will have an impact on those in the audience that are future (or current) entrepreneurs.

Dr. Greenspan received his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Florida. In his 30+ years of experience in biomedical engineering, Dr. Greenspan holds more than 20 patents and has served many roles in companies like RTI Biologics, Inc., NovaMin Technologies, Inc. and Tutogen Medical. He is currently a member of Synogen and President of Spinode Consulting.