Thursday, September 2, 2010

EPIC Spotlight: George Abe, Faculty Director of the Applied Management Research Program, UCLA Anderson School of Management

George Abe
Lecturer and Faculty Director of the Applied Management Research (AMR) Program
UCLA Anderson School of Management

George Abe is a lecturer and Faculty Director of the Applied Management Research (AMR) Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. His teaching responsibilities include entrepreneurship, business plan development and field study program advisories. AMR is the field study program, required of all full time MBA students.

He was Business Development Manager for the UCLA Office of Intellectual Property, which is responsible for patent protection and commercialization of UCLA research.

Previously, he was a venture partner with Palomar Ventures, a VC firm in Santa Monica, California. Before Palomar, he was with Cisco Systems in the office of the chief technical officer. Prior to that he was with Infonet Services Corporation (NYSE:IN, now BT) where he designed Infonet’s IP data service and helped spinout the company from its parent, Computer Sciences Corp (NYSE: CSC).

From 1998 until 2006, he was a member of the board of directors of Switchcore AB, a publicly traded fabless semiconductor designer in Sweden. He has also held board of director positions with various startup companies and not-for-profit organizations.

He is the author of Residential Broadband, which presents an analysis of high-speed residential networking, published by Cisco Press.

George Abe will be discussing the pros and cons of the business model "University Spin Out" at EPIC Partnerships this October.

Bio courtesy of UCLAAnderson School of Management

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