The Center for Entrepreneurship’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) is available to advise on critical challenges and potential opportunities as faculty, researchers and students look to translate technology into the world. The CFE’s EIR, Aaron Crumm, has an extensive background in entrepreneurship and commercializing technology, and is looking to mentor individuals through the process.
The difference between winning and losing as an entrepreneur often comes down to two important choices you make around company ownership and funding. Come talk to an expert who got both of these choices right and built a successful company by every measurable vector. Aaron can show you the best ways to think about both your corporate structure and your funding pitch to maximize your chances of duplicating his success.
Aaron’s graduate work at University of Michigan led to Ultra Electronics, Adaptive Materials, Inc. (AMI) becoming an alternative energy market leader. His work attracted more than $50 million in contracts to support the growth AMI. The company was acquired by defense industry giant Ultra Electronics in 2010. Aaron is a highly regarded and respected speaker at many alternative energy symposiums and fuel cell conferences. He draws from his own experience to advise faculty, researchers and students on how to navigate the often difficult process of bringing a technology to market.
EIR Advising appointments for Fall 2015 to be announced soon!