Charles Sidman will speak about Angel investing and what factors are most important in determining which projects to fund. He will discuss the different stages of investment in an entrepreneurial project and where Angel investing fits into that continuum. He will also touch on Angel investments in the mineral and energy industries.
Dr. Sidman has held positions in public and private universities, as well as not-for-profit and for-profit enterprises, in the U.S. and abroad. He has published over ninety research papers and patents, consulted or lectured at over two hundred companies and organizations, and is active in economic development and entrepreneurial advising and training worldwide. He retired as Professor of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology from the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, where he also served for many years as Adjunct Professor of Management in the College of Business and Professor in the university-wide Honors Scholars Program. His education includes Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biochemistry and a PhD in Immunology from Harvard University, an MBA specializing in Management from the University of Cincinnati, and sabbatical study in Complex Systems at the Santa Fe Institute. His current major occupation is Managing Partner of ECS Capital Partners, LLC, an early-stage venture fund built on evolutionary principles and based in Bar Harbor, Maine (although operating nationally and internationally). (source: http://thesoholoft.com/speaker-profile-for-dr-charles-sidman/)
Dr. Sidman will speak on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at CSM in Engineering Hall 211 at 5:15pm.