“Serial entrepreneur” to present lecture on starting up your start up

This semester, the Verge Fund Lecture Series in Innovation, Ventures and Entrepreneurship opens with Paul Short, a self-described “serial entrepreneur.” Short will present a lecture entitled, “Starting up your Start Up: How to Find Out if You Really Have Something,” on Friday, Feb. 5 at 3:30 pm in Thomas and Brown Hall Room 104. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Short received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from NMSU.

After working for several years as an engineer and technical marketing representative at Honeywell, Short founded InnovASIC, his first company, which he led to more than $1 million in sales. He later raised $3.25 million in venture capital, with which he grew InnovASIC to $5 million in revenue. He subsequently, raised an additional $4.5 million, and hired professional management to bring the company to its full potential.

After leaving InnovASIC, Short joined the Verge Fund, a New Mexico seed-stage venture capital fund, as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence. There he formed Quadric, a semi-conductor startup which crashed.

He recently formed The Startup Catalyst to bring a TechStars-like concept to NM, in order to form dozens of new technology startups. Short has run a successful consulting firm, has written a column for Innovation Magazine, and speaks frequently on entrepreneurship. He will discuss technology startups and illustrate a process that allows you to determine whether a venture is worth pursuing – or not.

For more information, contact Lejla Porobic at 575-646-7505 or lporobic@nmsu.edu.

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