Entrepreneurs In Residence
Each year, SCTE hosts Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) — business executives with extensive experience in developing new businesses.
EIRs participate in Severino programs like Business Plan Competitions and Student Advising Sessions. They will also make themselves available to the Student E*ship Club and Foundry-RPI. EIRs meet informally with students both individually and in their teams. They are available to any class across campus.
This year we are pleased to have two primary EIRs and a host of affiliates.
Entrepreneur in Residence: Remy Arteaga'06
Remy will be joining the Severino Center as the newest Entrepreneur in Residence starting summer 2011.
Early on, Remy was involved with a number of IT projects, one of which became his first start-up, a digital imaging service business which was later acquired.
Over the years, his responsibilities have included developing and managing dozens of websites from B2C to E-commerce, social media marketing, search engine optimization, business development, fundraising and negotiating deals with multinational firms. DualAlign LLC is a software company that specializes in transforming proprietary technology into image registration and montage software which is then licensed to the medical and defense industries.
Remy holds a BS in Engineering and MBA from Rensselaer.
Students, staff and faculty members who wish to schedule an appointment with Remy to discuss a potential business idea can do so by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entrepreneur in Residence: Mark Hubbard
Mr. Hubbard is an independent consultant providing services to senior management at established companies and to entrepreneurs at start-up ventures. He works with public and private companies, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Mark spent over 25 years in the broadcasting industry, from radio to television to new technologies like satellite and Internet convergence. Mark serves as an Adjunct Professor at RPI and as Guest Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dame. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence at both universities.
He has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mark is also a Registered Architect in the State of Ohio.
Areas of Expertise:
Business valuation, negotiating transactions, financing and restructuring, enterprise financial modeling, sales development, organizational strategy and executive on-boarding/coaching
“The most fundamental motivation is my desire to help grow the reputation of Rensselaer as a preeminent university. The Institute's reputation in the future will be a reflection of how successfully Rensselaer helps students, faculty, and staff turn technical innovation into commercial success..”
—Don McMurtry '86
Affiliated Entrepreneur in Residence: Don McMurtry '86
Former VP of Sales, Research in Motion (developers of the Blackberry), Product manager and Sales for RDM Corporation.
Don is an innovator and committed alum, focused on helping Rensselaer students move their inventions to market successfully.
Areas of Expertise
All areas of entrepreneurship, leadership, sales and marketing, partnerships, IP issues, information technology and communications.
Affiliated Entrepreneur in Residence: Shreefal Mehta PhD '02
Shreefal is the CEO of the Paper Battery Company Inc. As founder, Shreefal is focused on moving this technology to market, spending much of his time raising capital to further the technology. Previously, he successfully built and sold Myomatrix Therapeutics, a drug discovery company.
Areas of Expertise
Biotech commercialization, financing considerations, partnerships, and general entrepreneurship.
Severino Center Coaches
These are experienced entrepreneur volunteers who are assigned to coach teams that receive a Buhrmaster ‘69 grant to help guide them in their market and business development activities.
2010 – 2011 Coaches include:
- Steven Silberstein ’76, CIO, Chi-X Global
- John Cococcia ’94, Partner, FA Technology Ventures
- Joshua Trombley ’09, Business Development Manager, Automated Dynamics
- Brad VanAuken '79, President and Founder, BrandForward Inc.