New Location (ACK 106): Bio-speaker Series-Angel Investing

C Mark Tang cmtang at RBSMAIL.RUTGERS.EDU
Thu Jan 27 12:14:00 EST 2005

FYI: This seminar has moved to Ackerson 106, Global Financial Market Center.

          You are cordially invited to Bio-speaker series

          What Does An Angel Investor Look for in Startups?

                       Greg  Olsen, Ph.D.

             Founder and CEO of Sensor Unlimited, NJ

                       Modulator: C. Mark Tang, Ph.D.

                          Time / Date
                     Monday, January 31, 2005
                        6:10 - 7:30 p.m.

                Rutgers Business School-Newark
                 Ackerson  Hall, Room 106
               (Global Financial Market Center)
                  175 University Ave,
                    Newark, NJ 07102

About the Lecture

Attendees will learn what VC's and Angels Investors look for when investing in startups. Through his own two successful stories, the speaker will explain how to prepare and how to position yourself for success throughout seed funding  process. The audience will be able to ask questions and network with the investor directly after lecture.

About the Speaker
Greg Olsen

Dr. Olsen is chairman of the board of directors and co-founder of Sensors Unlimited Inc., a developer and manufacturer of optoelectronic devices for fiber optic communications systems, photonic and near infrared imaging devices.

Dr. Olsen co-founded Sensors Unlimited in 1991. Under his direction, the company has been profitable since its inception and grown into a world-class fiber optic component design, fabrication and supply operation without any outside investment.

Prior to his work at Sensors Unlimited, Dr. Olsen in 1984 founded EPITAXX Inc., a high-technology company that manufactured fiber optic detectors and emitters. Dr. Olsen previously was a member of the technical staff at RCA Laboratories (now Sarnoff Corporation). There, he developed numerous innovations in the field of optoelectronics, including the commercialization of InGaAs photodetectors and lasers. His fundamental studies on crystal defects brought about marked improvements in this highly technical industry.

Dr. Olsen holds bachelor's degrees in physics and electrical engineering and a master?s degrees in physics from Fairleigh Dickinson University, as well as a doctorate in materials science from the University of Virginia. He started his career as a visiting scientist in the physics department at the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Last October, Gov. James E. McGreevey named Princeton researcher and entrepreneur Greg Olsen to the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. Commenting on the appointment, President of the New Jersey Technology Council said that he exemplifies "New Jersey's most successful entrepreneurs."


C. Mark Tang, Ph.D. MBA
Director, Biotech Commercialization Center
Rutgers Business School, Newark and New Brunswick
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
973-353-5685 (O), 201-936-5255 (M)
cmtang at

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