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Engineering a high-tech business : entrepreneurial experiences and insights

Author: B Culshaw; José Miguel López-Higuera; Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers.
Publisher: Bellingham, Wash. : SPIE, 2008.
Series: SPIE monograph, PM182.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides actual entrepreneurial stories giving insight into the pitfalls and successes one might find in starting or even continuing with a small high-tech business. Insights into innovative, speculative, and (largely) successful new ventures, as experienced by those who went through the process, are complemented by comments and observations from others in the field including researchers, economists,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Engineering a high-tech business.
Bellingham, Wash. : SPIE, 2008
(DLC) 2007050209
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B Culshaw; José Miguel López-Higuera; Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers.
ISBN: 9780819478429 0819478423
OCLC Number: 435838706
Notes: "SPIE digital library."
"PM182"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 276 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Reflections, motives, and money. --
1. Some suggestions from an economist to a new high-tech start / Guillermo de la Dehesa --
2. The academic entrepreneur: an oxymoron? / Brian Culshaw --
3. Money / Stuart Barnes --
4. Confessions of a start-up junkie / Mike Redman --
5. Being an "intrapreneur" and an entrepreneur in the optoelectronics industry / Michael S. Lebby. Part II: Some case studies. --
6. Mirada solutions: the case study of a university spin-off / Miguel Mulet Parada and Sir Michael Brady --
7. Building a company the old-fashioned way: Meadowlark Optics, Inc. / Tom Baur and Garry Gorsuch --
8. Building a lasting optical design and manufacturing company / Jay Kumler --
9. The life and times of a high-tech entrepreneur / Colleen Fitzpatrick --
10. A case from Russia: IPG Photonics / Valentin Gapontsev --
11. Wacko WYKO / James C. Wyant --
12. The Ocean Optics story in a nutshell / Mike Morris --
13. Experiences starting a nano-sized company / Richard O. Claus and Jennifer H. Lalli --
14. The story of Fiberonics / Jaspreet Singh --
15. Founding a fiber-optic component and sensor business / Ingolf Baumann --
16. How to start a small high-tech business in Troutdale, Oregon / Eric Udd --
17. SMARTEC: bringing fiber-optic sensors into concrete applications / Daniele Inaudi and Nicoletta Casanova --
18. "An earth odyssey" or fibersensing / Alberto Maia, Francisco Araújo, José Luís Santos, Luís Ferreira, and Pedro Alves --
19. The first years of Crystal Fibre A/S from a university perspective / Anders Bjarklev and Jes Broeng --
20. Multiwave photonics: building a fiber optics company in Portugal / Jose R. Salcedo. Part III: Supporting the entrepreneur. --
21. Developing high-tech companies in Spain and Portugal / Javier Ulecia --
22. Intellectual property in high-tech entrepreneurship / Joseph E. Gortych --
23. Support for a young company / Chris Gracie. Part IV: The universities. --
24. Strategic support: the case of the Technical University of Madrid / Gonzalo León Serrano --
25. University research and the optics industry / Faramarz Farahi --
Postscript: Some Concluding Thoughts --
Appendix: Due Diligence Check List --
Editor and Author Biographies.
Series Title: SPIE monograph, PM182.
Responsibility: José Miguel López-Higuera, Brian Culshaw, editors.

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