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April 7, 2015: From Physics to Software: the iDoneThis Story | Rodrigo Guzman, CTO & Co-Founder, iDoneThis

Rodrigo is the CTO and co-founder of iDoneThis. Before iDoneThis he was pursuing a PhD in Physics at Northwestern University. During that time Rodrigo started doing freelance software development with the aim of eventually starting a software company — that worked and eventually Rodrigo dropped out of the PhD program.

March 24, 2015: Alex Schiff of FetchNotes

Alex Schiff founded Fetchnotes, a note-taking app that uses hashtags as an organizational tool, while a student at University of Michigan. Schiff and his Fetchnotes team now have more than 70,000 users,a nd ahve have gone from handling customer support in the back of lecture halls to spending time with tech incubators.

February 10, 2015: Changing The World in Nine Easy Steps | Neil Kane

Neil Kane, a leading authority on technology commercialization and innovation, is the president and founder of Illinois Partners Executive Services, LLC. Most recently he was the CEO of Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc., a company he co-founded in 2003 by licensing technology from Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Dept. of Energy).

December 2, 2014: Start Up Now! | Parvez Anandam 

Parvez Anandam was cofounder and CTO of TappIn, acquired by Globalscape (NYSE: GSB) in 2011. He started his entrepreneurial career in 2000 as part of the original team at SafeWeb, cofounded by Stephen Hsu (MSU VP Research & Graduate Studies) and acquired by Symantec in 2003.

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