VT KnowledgeWorks Represented Among GAP 50 Entrepreneur Award Winners

"The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced the winners of the Gap 50 Entrepreneur Awards in Herndon, Virginia.  Part of Governor Bob McDonnell’s 'Year of the Entrepreneur' initiative, the statewide program is intended to identify and celebrate Virginia’s next generation of entrepreneurs who are creating high-growth companies.  Montgomery County was well represented among the finalists and award winners."

– From Local entrepreneurs recognized among best in Virginia, Montgomery County, Virginia, Economic Development Department, an Event Sponsor of VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week

Among winners of the GAP 50 Entrepreneur Awards from Montgomery County, Virginia and the environs of VT KnowledgeWorks was Peter Lazar, CEO of eBroselow, a VT KnowledgeWorks member company, Jack Lesko of PowerHub Systems, also a VTKW member company, and Doug Juanarena, Vice President of Rackspace Hosting, an Event Sponsor of VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week.

Peter Lazar is co-founder of eBroselow, LLC. With partners Dr. Jim Broselow (the inventor of the Broselow Tape) and Dr. Bob Luten, Lazar developed a web and mobile-based clinical support system for hospitals and EMS. Launched in 2010 and now licensed to over 150 hospitals and over 7000 medical professionals, Lazar hopes it will save many lives by preventing medical errors. Formerly, Peter Lazar founded an award-winning mobile video technology and successful web development company.

Jack Lesko serves as the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies in VT’s College of Engineering and is co-founder and principle of PowerHub Systems, a 2008 startup headquartered in the VT Corporate Research Center. Through this startup experience with PowerHub, Jack is working with the university community and the local startup ecosystem to support students and faculty developing new technology based ventures through structured and practical entrepreneurial training opportunities.

Doug Juanarena has been a serial entrepreneur for the past 35 years as a founder and CEO of three sensor and instrumentation startups. In 2005, he founded GenTek Ventures to mentor startup founders and help raise private equity. He is a board member for the Va Tech / Carilion NewVa venture capital fund. Over the past 25 years, he has been a board member and director of a number of technology advocacy groups and University advisory boards.

Jim Flowers, executive director of VT KnowledgeWorks and Mike Drzal, partner with LeClairRyan, a VT KnowledgeWorks Corporate Sponsor, served as GAP 50 Ambassadors for the Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia areas. 

See more VT KnowledgeWorks and GAP 50 Entrepreneur Awards connections in VT KnowledgeWorks Represented Among GAP 50 Entrepreneur Awards Finalists.

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VT KnowledgeWorksVT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks corporate sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley IP Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), The Branch Group, and Wordsprint.

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