Startup Weekend Athens, OH
Friday, March 18 - 20, 2016
Friday, March 18 - 20, 2016
Event starts at 5:30 pm
Ohio University Innovation Center
340 W. State St.
Southeast Ohio's Best Way to Learn How to Start a Business
Friday March 18th
Saturday March 19th
Sunday March 20th
Matta is recognized for his use of student engagement techniques that are flexible and dynamic and has genuine concern for his students in management information systems. Though teaching complex subjects, Matta has developed teaching methods that inspire learning.
Dr. Vic Matta doesn’t hide his excitement when he says something he knows has blown your mind. He feeds off of it, encourages it, peppers you with questions to make you think about your own choices. Your answers, after all, fuel one of his greatest passions — data collection. Matta can’t help himself. He loves analysis, loves human reasoning, and loves teaching most of all. He loves watching people grasp a new concept with his help, whether it is something tangible like technology or intangible like personal motivation.
Assistant Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, College of Business, Ohio University
In a past life, he founded The Red Apple Consulting Company, served as Director of Marketing for Rexarc International, and was a clinical assistant professor of marketing and management at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for eight years.
Coaches and Mentors
Michele is an Executive in Residence at TechGROWTH Ohio, a Venture Development Organization funded in part by the State of Ohio’s Third Frontier Fund. Michele is also an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Ohio University where he teaches the Entrepreneurship Business Consulting course. Recently Michele was Commercialization Alliance Manager at Innovation Works, the seventh most active seed stage investor in the United States, where he managed the relationships between member organizations to provide world-class commercialization expertise and take the lead on accelerating technology transfer of federal research performed at the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).
Previously, Nathaniel directed the CREATE_space, an Ohio University resource focusing on Creative Research Exploring Arts, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. His experience in fine arts and information technology has been ongoing for over a decade, working in the digital arena since 1997, producing both interactive and static media, and digital systems, specializing in interactive digital technologies research. Nathaniel works extensively with businesses, artists, entrepreneurs, students and educators developing objective specific solutions that both demonstrate the IT-centric and humanistic qualitative aspects of society.
Earlier in his career, Joe was part of the leadership team that created the USDOE and held senior positions within the Department in Defense Programs and Energy Conservation.
Joe chairs the boards of the iBelieve Foundation, the WesBanco Community Development Corporation, the United Way of Washington County (PA) and the investment committee of TechGROWTH Enterprises, LLC. He is also a member of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center Advisory Board and NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Athens, OH team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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