Paul Wessel Encourages an Entrepreneurial Spirit at SPICE Series
May 1, 2013
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
On April 30, Paul Wessel, CEO of Innovation Consulting Partners LLC concluded the SPICE (Speakers Pioneering Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship) speaker series of the academic year, hosted by Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.
Inspired by his son, Mr. Wessel developed a medical device for Game Boy to help kids with diabetes. He discussed the high and low points of his eight-year journey in creating this device.
“Paul Wessel was a genuine and engaging speaker,” said iScholar Emily Hart. “His unique style of presenting, that incorporated the story of his family life with his technical journey through the product design process, helped me realize that the path of innovation takes commitment, patience, and determination.”
Mr. Wessel has spent the past 28 years involved in different disciplines of industrial and healthcare automation. He has held different executive leadership roles in sales, marketing, and new product and intellectual property development within large and medium sized corporations. As an inventor and entrepreneur, Mr. Wessel has successfully built and sold several medical device companies.
SPICE, sponsored by KEEN and the Coleman Foundation, is a free ongoing speaker event to enhance the flavor of engineering education by bringing technology visionaries into direct contact with students and practitioners.