Winter Quarter 2012 Entrepreneurship Seminar Series
Featuring Frank Peters
Host, "The Frank Peters Show"
Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels
Free and open to the public
Years ago, Frank Peters founded Plaid Brothers Software, which developed portfolio management systems for Wall Street firms. After bootstrapping the company for 15 years he sold it in 1998 to Sungard Data Systems.
Since that time, Peters has dedicated himself to volunteer projects in the Arts both locally and in New York. He’s published his dance photography in Dreams of Grace, Images and Remembrances of LaGuardia High School in NYC. He is currently a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine. Frank serves on the advisory board for TriTech Consulting SBDC, and is Chairman Emeritus of the Tech Coast Angels. Prior to his involvement with TCA, he was a founding member of Charlotte Angel Partners in North Carolina. Since 1999, Peters has been an active investor in early stage companies.
Peters is also a prolific podcaster; check out the Frank Peters Show: Angel Investing and Venture Capital. Due in part to these efforts, Peters was named the 2008 High-Impact Person of the Year Award at the AeA’s 15th Annual Orange County High-Tech Innovation Awards.
He has a bachelor’s of science degree in mathematics from the University of Massachusetts, and a master’s degree in computer science from UCLA.
The Entrepreneurship Seminar Series provides a real-world introduction to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. Through a series of presentations by prestigious entrepreneurs and industry leaders, participants will explore the various organizational, strategic and financial challenges facing successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs. Topics include start-up strategies, business idea evaluation, business plan writing, and introduction to venture capital.
For a complete listing of Entrepreneurship Seminar Series guest speakers, please visit http://www.eng.uci.edu/events/entseminars.