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Director - Academic & Community Relations
Ky co-founded the CUBE in 2006 with a vision to establish an Incubator in Northern Nevada to help bridge the “gap” between entrepreneurs and industry and contribute to bringing start-up companies into the region. In 2003, Ky co-founded iN3 Partners, which is an on-going business development and consulting firm, that focuses at working with entrepreneurs and early stage growth companies. In addition, Ky currently serves in varying management capacities to 3D Armor Systems Inc. (advanced materials protection system developer), Eye-Com, Inc. (a biosensor and communications controller device developer), Center for Technical Investments (a venture fund currently being formed in Nevada), Scheelite Technologies LLC (a direct methanol fuel cell system developer), ETECHS (an engineering focused charter high school), and provides executive advisory to several other pre-Series A funded high technology startup companies. Prior to 2003 and back to 1992, Ky served in various executive and corporate officer roles for several start-ups including Research & Development Laboratories, Alidian Networks, Advanced Fibre Communications, and DSC Communications. During this time, Ky lived and worked overseas yielding a depth of business and personal contacts throughout the United States and international marketplaces, with a strong focus in Asia Pacific.
Director - Mentoring & Investor Relations
Norman has 30 years executive management experience specializing in startups and cutting edge innovations in retail, technology, manufacturing, and international business development. He founded 9 successful startups and raised over $250 million in startup funding taking their annual revenue from startup to over $100 million. His ability to assist young startups comes from his personal experience that includes: building world class management delivering world class services and products. He took a failing U.S. manufacturing firm from $1/2 million in sales to $120 million while winning state awards for handling of hazardous materials and waste water treatment. He started and managed international joint ventures in Hong Kong, Thailand and China, with an average annual growth of 1500%.
Co-Founder & Board of Directors
Lawrence Udell is founder and Chairman of the California Invention Center created in 1995 at California State University. He has taught New Ventures & Entrepreneurship for over 40 years at universities throughout the United States and in foreign countries for WIPO (United Nations).