SEMINAR: Ideation to Reality: The Journey from Technology Development to a Building a Thriving Business
Join Dr. Amit Narayan as he discusses the challenges and rewards of taking an idea from an incubator to market. As an expert entrepreneur Dr. Narayan has founded 2 companies, published over 25 papers in the area of design automation. Narayan also holds seven US patents and is an active advisor to several startup companies in the bay area. Dr. Narayan will discuss his own impressive personal journey from the research lab to launching market-ready products.
During his talk, Dr. Narayan will focus on the following areas:
- Identifying, developing and leveraging technology to fill gaps in the market
- Understanding how policy and regulation can impact technology development
- Finding the right investors to transform ideas to a business model
- How to convert funding into a flourishing business
Dr. Amit Narayan
Founder and CEO, AutoGrid, Inc.
Dr. Amit Narayan is the Founder and CEO of AutoGrid, Inc, a company providing a new generation of software analytics for the Smart Grid to enable a sustainable electricity infrastructure of the future. From 2010-2012, Dr. Narayan was Director of Smart Grid Research in Modeling & Simulation at Stanford where he led an interdisciplinary project related to modeling, optimization and control of the electricity grid. Prior to founding AutoGrid, Dr. Narayan was the Vice President of Products at publicly traded company Magma Design Automation, Inc (Nasdaq: LAVA) where he led the product development and product management teams responsible for Magma's flagship product. Dr. Narayan received his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur and Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley.