San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A serial entrepreneur and seasoned industry professional with extensive senior management experience, a proven record of success and a long history in global operations, Bob Francis specializes in working with entrepreneurs, investors and company boards for start-ups, financings, mergers and acquisitions for domestic and international projects. Throughout his corporate career he concentrated on turning around troubled operations, leading product developments and new market penetrations.
With more than 40 years of industry experience, Francis has managed business operations for public corporations such as Motorola, GTE, Paradyne, Stromberg-Carlson, Infotron Systems Corporation and served as president of General DataComm International Inc., prior to forming his own consulting business, Milford Communications Partners LLC, in 1993.
Presented by: Robert (Bob) Francis, Managing Partner, Milford Communications Partners
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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