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The CUBE Team

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kygood
Ky Good
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.

Prior to 1992, Ky spent five years in marketing and product management with Nortel Networks and 15 years with Verizon and South Central Bell (now BellSouth) holding a wide range of engineering and management positions. Ky brings his significant expertise in a number of technologies, US and International business development, entrepreneurship, and applied engineering to identify emerging markets, develop investment opportunities and business alternatives.


Ky on LinkedIN

normansmith
Norman Smith
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%.

He took manufacturing technology services and consumer product retailing from 43 locations to 216 locations with no change in cash flow tripled revenues and increased profits by 11%. He is nationally recognized for innovative programs and job growth while serving on the board of the Contra Costa Software Business Incubator Board, as a University Regent for several Non Profit(s), and as a board member for Regional governance and Private industry. When not starting a new company his leisure time passions include travel scuba diving and animal rescue.


Norman on LinkedIN

larryudell
Lawrence Udell
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).

A member of the Licensing Executives Society since 1982, he founded the Silicon Valley Chapter in 2000, which today is the #1 chapter in LESI 97 countries. Professor Udell provides consulting to both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, and lectures frequently at inventor, corporate and government functions throughout the United States. He is the founder and
President of Intellectual Property International and Vice President of American Innovators for Patent Reform besides serving as Senior Consultant to General Patent Corporation. He also serves as an officer and board member of several companies and in his illustrious long career has mentored thousands of inventors and new ventures.