Announcing VT KnowledgeWorks Pathways to Innovation

VT KnowledgeWorks is pleased to announce a new service to researchers, both inside and outside Virginia Tech.  “Pathways to Innovation” offers private, candid conversations with the new VT KnowledgeWorks Innovator-in-Residence, Kevin Passarello, about the opportunities for translating their specific scientific developments into successful commercial products.  Virginia Tech scientists and engineers can request a date with Kevin by submitting a one-page abstract and selecting a preferred meeting time during his regular visits to Blacksburg.

Kevin is currently Counsel to Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Washington, DC.  He is a serial entrepreneur with experience encompassing emerging companies and technology transactions; corporate finance; venture capital and private equity; intellectual property and licensing; mergers and acquisitions; corporate law and governance; legislative and regulatory affairs; and not-for-profit organizations.  Before joining Buchanan, Kevin co-founded two venture-backed technology companies (in the enterprise software and mobile hardware markets–with investors including Microsoft, Sequoia Capital, Hg Capital, and Catterton Partners) with successful exits, as well as a $60 million private equity buyout fund with more than $300 million in M&A transactions.  He most recently co-founded a predictive analytics company in the medical space, based on research from the University of Virginia.  He has hands-on international business experience in Belgium, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.  Kevin is a 1986 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.

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For more information contact Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, at 540-443-9100, extension 1 or at [email protected].

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VT KnowledgeWorks

VT 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 Sponsors

Allegheny Logistics GroupAutomation Creations, Inc., BAE SystemsBB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, Carilion ClinicCelaneseCIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, First Bank & Trust CompanyG.J. Hopkins, Inc.National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., PowerSchoolRackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SMBWSunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc., and Wordsprint.

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