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Growing & Selling Businesses: Linking Vision, Implementation & Aspirations


Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)

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This presentation will highlight the entrepreneurial skills necessary to: assess and pursue a high growth opportunity; the managerial acumen required to develop the business plan and organization; financing the enterprise; the interplay between ownership and growth; and positioning the firm for a liquidity event.

About Laurence S. Liebson, President and CEO, has consistently orchestrated the creation and introduction of new products, markets, solutions and businesses that grew rapidly and established leadership positions in their markets (e-Business, semiconductor, electronics, software, telecommunications, automotive, aerospace, printing and publishing).  Prior to founding i-Netix, Mr. Liebson led a management buyout of Harris Corporation’s Electronic Design Automation Division (a Division of a Fortune 500 Company renamed Xynetix Design Systems and currently a division of Synopsis).  He served as their CEO for four years and Chairman for six years until their acquisition.  Previously, he founded two high-tech companies (Xylogics, Inc. and Xyvision, Inc.) that grew rapidly and were NASDAQ-listed.  Mr. Liebson also has prior work experience at the NASA Electronic Research Center and Bell Laboratories.  He holds an MS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was an M.I.T. Sloan Fellow, has done graduate work at Harvard University in the Division of Engineering and Applied Physics, and has a BS in engineering with an emphasis on computer science.  He serves and has served on more than a dozen private and public company Board of Directors.  Mr. Liebson enjoys skiing the back bowls of Vail and windsurfing in Aruba.

USF is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access/ Affirmative Action Institution. Please notify USF CONNECT, 3802 Spectrum Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL, 33612, call 813-974-1082, or email Wendy Plant at wplant@usf.edu, a minimum of five (5) working days in advance, if an accommodation for a disability is required.

Disclaimer: The University of South Florida and USF Research Foundation, Inc. are committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions, perspectives and professional experiences are invited to the campus to provide the community with important or differing points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views, opinions and conclusions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community. Nor are those invited to speak on campus necessarily authorized agents or representatives of the University or Research Foundation. The use of University or Research Foundation facilities for an event or presentation does not constitute an endorsement by the University or Research Foundation of the views, opinions and conclusions of those invited to speak.

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USF CONNECT - Oak View Room - USF Research Park
3720 Spectrum Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612

Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)

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USF CONNECT is the business and economic development initiative of the University of South Florida (USF) that provides support for technology start-ups and serves as the point of entry for companies looking to do business with USF.


  • Drives economic development through several programs including Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), Student Innovation Incubator (SII), and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s (The Corridor) Matching Grants Research Program
  • Unites technology and talent with businesses throughout a 23 county region, providing access to top-tier research, faculty, students, inventors, local organizations, economic development councils, supporting industry and capital funding sources
  • Facilitates the needs of Tampa Bay's technology and bio/life sciences entrepreneurs throughout the business life cycle by providing professional amenities and resources for successful business development and technology commercialization
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