Jerry Knotts, our own IEEE Buenaventura Section entrepreneurship guru will hold forth a reality-based conversation on financing your dream! He will facilitate this 2019 season’s final session. This session will focus on our community’s aspiring engineers and entrepreneurs with product and service ideas. Please attend and be ready to share and discuss your business concept or product/service ideas with Jerry and the other thinkers & tinkerers. It should be a fun and informative evening with Jerry.
About the Thought Leader
Jerry Knotts personifies the idea of Advancing Technology for Humanity. Jerry served as a Colonel (retired) in the United States Air Force. He holds a BSEE (Electrical Engineering) from Penn State and an MBA from Auburn University. In addition, he is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, Senior Life Member, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), National Institute of Professional Engineers (NSPE), California State Professional Engineers (CSPE) and Texas State Professional Engineers (TSPE).
Jerry has mentored many startup companies and contributes his wisdom to a number of organizations including California Lutheran University (CLU). Jerry personifies the idea of Advancing Technology for Humanity:
1) President, South Coast Youth Leadership Conference, Inc., Thousand Oaks;
2) President, helped create the Central Coast Venture Forum, now known as the California Coast Venture Forum (parent of the Clean Business Investment Summit);
3) He started four companies and mentored over 250 start-ups;
4) He serves as mentor for the LARTA Institute, the Southern California BioMedical Council (SoCALBIO);
5) Goldman Sachs 10,000 Businesses Programs;
6) University of California Santa Barbara New Venture Program;
7) Member of the Blue Ocean Sciences, LLC.