Prague, Czech republic – Startup Disrupt is proud to announce that Michael D. Poisel, Executive Director of PCI Ventures, will be a distinguished speaker at the upcoming Innovations United conference in Prague. His presentations on the Innovation and Investment & Finance stages are eagerly anticipated by attendees seeking to delve into the realms of entrepreneurship and venture capital.
Since joining the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, Michael has been a linchpin in fostering entrepreneurial programs within the university. He is at the helm of PCI Ventures, overseeing initiatives like UPstart, UPadvisors, and Venture WarmUP, along with providing incubation services at Penn’s incubator, The Pennovation Center. His tenure has witnessed the birth and growth of over 250 companies, which have collectively garnered over $600 million in funding.
With a rich history that spans over a decade in private equity, including roles at NewSpring Capital, Apax Partners, and GE Capital, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Innovations United conference. His prior engagement in manufacturing operations for General Electric/Lockheed Martin, coupled with his stellar academic background, makes him a beacon of insight in the realms of enterprise software, business services, and entrepreneurship.
Michael’s educational journey is as inspiring as his professional one. He is an honored Mechanical Engineering graduate from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, holds an M.S. in Systems Engineering from The Moore School of Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. in finance and entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.
The Innovations United conference in Prague will be a confluence of ideas, and Michael’s participation is set to add a rich tapestry of knowledge and experience to the event. His presentations will surely provide invaluable insights to attendees looking to understand the dynamics of innovation, investment, and the intrinsic ties between academia and entrepreneurship.
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