University of Michigan
Full-Immersion Entrepreneurship: A Survival Guide for Professors
My comments will be based on experiences co-founding and serving as CEO of the Stryd athletic wearable electronics company and subsequently returning to a faculty position. They will be of greatest interest to faculty trying to determine whether close involvement in a technology start-up company is a good match for their interests and skills. The content may also be relevant to those more generally interested in entrepreneurship and commercializing embedded system technologies.
Robert Dick (S’95-M’02-Sr’20) is an Associate Professor of EECS at the University of Michigan and co-founder of the Stryd wearable electronics company. His research focuses on efficient machine learning and embedded systems. He received his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University and his B.S. degree from Clarkson University. He was a Visiting Professor of EE at Tsinghua University, a Visiting Researcher at NEC Labs America, and an Associate Professor of EECS at Northwestern University.
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