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Innovation, Professor to Successful Entrepreneur

September 04, 2017 9:05 AM | Deleted user

Next meeting is September 12th, 2017

Innovation, Professor to Successful Entrepreneur

Johnny Park, Spensa Technologies

A journey of transitioning from a Purdue engineering professor to a technology startup founder, and some lessons learned along the way. Johnny Park will be sharing his innovation success story as well as helpful innovative tips for all business owners. This is a must-see presentation. Johnny is a headliner for Purdue Innovation. It is an honor to have him speak to our group.

Speaker Bio:

Johnny Park is the Founder and CEO of SpensaTechnologies. Spensa offers hardware and software solutions to help growers and trusted advisors better protect their crops from pests such as insects, weeds, and disease.Spensa gathers high-resolution data, models that data to reveal insights, and clearly presents the findings to help make the most informed decisions possible. Prior to Spensa, Johnny was a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. Johnny and his wife Lisa first met when they were both Freshman at Purdue, dated for 5 years, and have been married for 18 years. They have 4 children aged 16, 14, 12, and 10.
Thank you...
Thank you to Lori Bauerle with Indoff Office Interiors, for donating a gift to our September speaker, Johnny Park, Spensa Technologies.
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Mary Arth-employee at Art of Framing
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Stephanie Sweet
Voltisa Vasili-V's Delicacies
Tasha Williams-Custom Forms, Inc.
Nathalie Duval-Couetil-Speaker
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