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Engineers Week - S.P.I.C.E. Series

February 21, 2013 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Il Monastero, 3050 Olive Street St. Louis, MO 63103

Outreach Events, Undergraduate

Speakers Pioneering Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (S.P.I.C.E.) is a FREE ongoing speaker event to enhance the flavor of engineering education by bringing technology visionaries into direct contact with students and practitioners. The goal of SPICE is to influence the ecosystem by bringing role models in to educate the charms and challenges in realizing breakthrough innovations.

Join us by welcoming our next guest, Tom Niermann, Ph.D., CEO of Achieve Communication

Topic: Startups do not start with an idea — A common misconception is that successful startups form because a brilliant idea magically appears in a person’s brain and that the idea’s greatness is readily apparent to anyone who hears it.  He will go through a process for formulating a startup hypothesis. From that hypothesis, he will demonstrate how investors, customers, and competitors may view the startup hypothesis.
Where: Il Monastero, 3050 Olive Street St. Louis, MO 63103

When: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

RSVP: Please visit the Event Website to register or for more information. If you have questions, please contact Nicole Germain at 314-977-7820.

Tom Niermann Biography

tom-niermannTom Niermann Ph.D. has founded 3 venture backed software startups, in 3 different markets in the valley in the first 14 years of his career. Two of those went on to be bought by public companies. At those companies he has been CEO, CTO, VP of Engineering, and briefly CFO and VP of Sales. In that time Tom raised 15 rounds of Venture Capital, Angel Capital, Venture Debt, Corporate financing, and he has invested as an Angel in 5 companies. Tom was most recently the Head of Technology and Program Management for Google’s direct partners worldwide. In that role he oversaw the team responsible for the business plan, pricing and product for the strategic partners of AdSense, YouTube, Mobile, and other products. Tom is an active member of the St Louis Arch Angels, and is currently starting a mobile application company.

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