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T2 Speakers Series - FINAL EVENT - April 13 - "Successfully Commercializing Technology: Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur"

Montgomery County, MD DED Tech Transfer Programs

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THIS IS OUR FINAL EVENT!  Please plan to join us for a terrific program with Chris Vizas, Chairman, SmartSense Com, Inc. 



Tech Transfer Speakers Series

Free monthly program offered through the Gateway to Innovation: Montgomery County Welcome Center for Federal and Academic Tech Transfer. For more information and additional calendar items, please visit

Engage with others in the tech transfer field by joining the Gateway to Innovation LinkedIn Group.

 Brought to you by:

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development

Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer  

 FAES Course Credit:

Interested in pursuing a career in technology transfer?  Looking to expand your horizons in small business and commercialization?  Register to receive course credit toward a certificate in Tech Transfer through the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences at NIH (FAES) or learn about other courses open to the general public.


 Marketing Partners:

BioMaryland Center

BioHealth Innovation

Tech Transfer Society of DC

Federal Laboratory Consortium, Mid-Atlantic Region

DATE:   Wednesday, April 13, 2016  (FINAL EVENT)

TIME:  3:30-5:00PM

LOCATION:    Montgomery County Department of Economic Development,
111 Rockville Pike, Suite 800, Rockville, MD 20850 



 “Successfully Commercializing Technology:
 Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur"



Christopher Vizas, Chairman
SmartSenseCom, Inc.


We would like to offer one of our best and brightest as our final speaker for the Tech Transfer Speakers Series.  Launching one successful company is challenging, but founding six or more is an art.  Plan to attend our final program on April 13 with one of our area's prolific entrepreneurs.  Specific points of interest and discussion will include:  fundraising, launching the idea, identifying a technology that will sell, working with tech transfer officers to license the technology, and the future of innovation investment in the United States, Asia and Europe.  Bring your best questions.  This will be an exciting conversation! 



Christopher Vizas -

For more than three decades, Mr. Vizas has been part of leadership teams developing successful companies in telecommunications, IT and energy services. He was a founder in Trinity Cellular, Orion Network Systems, Asia Pacific Space and Communications, Quo Vadis International, and Fiber Optic Sensor Systems. He has managed investments in emerging technology companies in North America, Europe and Asia. He has served as an Officer and Director of public companies in the United States and Asia. He served in the Ford White House Office of Telecommunications Policy, and advised the Carter White House, was Special Counsel to the US Privacy Commission, and served in various positions on congressional staff; he has also represented the United States in international conferences and negotiations and served over the past four decades on various governmental advisory committees. He is currently Chairman of SmartSenseCom, Inc., a director of Sutton Hoo Studios, and a director of Agingo Corp. He is a member of the Board of the Center for International Business Education and Research at the George Washington University and previously served on the Board of the School of Business at GW, and was a co-founder of its Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Institute. For a decade he served on the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library. He is a fellow of Branford College, Yale University, received his undergraduate, graduate and legal education at Yale, and spent two post graduate years as a Humanities Fellow at the University of Chicago.



Sign language interpreting services will be provided upon request.  If you need this or other auxiliary aids or services to participate in this activity, please call 240-777-2000 (voice) at least five business days advanced notice.  TTY callers use Maryland Relay.  Taking these steps will help us to have sufficient time to best meet your request.

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Parking Instructions:

Parking in the same building as the program is $4/hr (Colonial Parking open lot or in the garage.) Parking in the Rockville City Public Parking Garage next door (between Beall Ave and our building) is $2/hr-first hr; $1/hr-second hr. Metro - We are across the street from the Rockville Metro Station. Please see the parking map for more details.

Have questions about T2 Speakers Series - FINAL EVENT - April 13 - "Successfully Commercializing Technology: Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur"? Contact Montgomery County, MD DED Tech Transfer Programs

When & Where

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development
111 Rockville Pike
Suite 800
Rockville, MD 20850

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