Innovation at Penn with Michael Poisel WG '97
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Innovation at Penn with Michael Poisel WG '97

Penn's Center for Innovation has been incubating and commercializing faculty and staff IP for the past 8 years. Learn about these incredible innovations and how you can invest in the University's PCI Ventures Fund!

3/8/2018
When: Mar. 8, 2018
7:30 AM
Where: Big Canyon Country Club
1 Big Canyon Drive
Newport Beach, California  92660
United States


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“This week, the Penn & Wharton Club of Arizona hosted Michael Poisel as our guest speaker. He is a laid back, but wonderful, speaker, and he truly motivated our group of attendees, all wanting to know more about the opportunities to support and work with the Penn Center for Innovation. PCI Ventures is truly a gem, creating successful companies from the research done by Penn faculty and students.” -Ben Craine, President Penn & Wharton Club of Arizona

Tickets (includes breakfast and parking):

  • WSC Members: $37 / person
  • Non Members: $45 / person

Michael D. Poisel, WG'97

Mr. Poisel is responsible for managing PCI Ventures, including transitioning technologies into start-up companies, assisting the principal investigators with funding strategies including grant applications, as well as mentoring the developing companies.

Prior to UPenn, Michael made investments in enterprise software and business services for NewSpring Capital, Apax Partners and GE Capital spanning more than ten years in private equity. He began his career in manufacturing operations for General Electric/Lockheed Martin and participated in the successful completion of several commercial and government satellite programs.

Michael graduated with honors in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, holds an M.S. in Systems Engineering from The Moore School of Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania, and has an M.B.A. in finance and entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.

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