Winter Quarter 2014 Entrepreneurship Seminar Series
Featuring Frank Peters
Host, "The Frank Peters Show" and Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels
Free and open to the public
Bio: Years ago Frank founded Plaid Brothers, which wrote software for Wall Street firms. After bootstrapping the company for 15 years he sold it in 1998 to Sungard Data Systems.
Since that time Frank has dedicated himself to volunteer projects in the Arts both locally and in New York. For 6 years he was a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine.
Frank is a 10-year member and Chairman Emeritus of the Tech Coast Angels in Los Angeles. In addition to his involvement with TCA, he’s an investor in angel funds in Massachusetts and North Carolina; he’s also a member of the First Angel Network in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Frank is a prolific podcaster; check out the Frank Peters Showwhere he interviewsworld leaders in angel investing.
Today, when he’s not blogging about angel investing, he’s out on his bicycle, and of course, blogging about that as well. He is a member of the Newport Beach Citizens Bicycle Safety Committee and founder of bikeNewportBeach.org; listen to his bike stories at cdmCyclist.com.
He has a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters 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.