The Partners

Gordon Hoffman

Professional highlights - University technology commercialization; serial entrepreneurship (software and semiconductor); senior management in public technology companies; board memberships in private and public companies, non-profits; business and technical consulting

Education—MSEE, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University; BSEE Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)

Affiliations & Activities - Current

  • Oregon Innovation Council - technical advisor
  • ONAMI - commercialization advisor
  • Knapp Entrepreneurial Center (IIT) - advisory board member
  • Entrepreneur-in-residence at the OBI
  • Public speaker on societal issues of technology

Affiliations & Activities - Past

  • Founding member of the Colorado Advanced Technology Institute
  • Locally: member of the PSU Foundation board (7 years), Saturday Academy board (7 years)
  • Numerous invited presentations at major technology conferences and workshops, domestic and foreign
  • Ethics and commercialization contractor for Providence St. Vincent's Hospital
  • Investment consultant to major venture capital firms
  • Lecturer at numerous, local MBA programs
  • Holder of three patents

William (Bill) Newman

Professional highlights - venture capital; inventor and founder of University-based technology spinout; research scientist at Harvard-MIT Div Health Sciences and Technology; board memberships of private venture-backed companies and non-profits; business and technology consulting and analysis; four patents in medical instrumentation; publications in business and technical journals spanning 30 years

Education - MBA, MIT's Sloan School of Management; Ph.D., Université Polytechnique, Grenoble FR; University of Notre Dame, MS; and Northeastern Univ, BS, all in Mechanical Engineering

Activities and Affiliations - Current

  • Oregon Innovation Council - technical advisor
  • ONAMI - commercialization advisor
  • OHSU - review board, Biomedical Innovation Program
  • Entrepreneur-in-residence at the OBI
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Oregon Bioscience Association since 2005, including two-year term as Board Chair Member, OHSU Bioinformatics Advisory Board
  • Adjunct Faculty, Portland State University School of Business Administration

Activites and Affiliations - Past

  • Member, University of Portland Bioscience Management Advisory Board
  • Founding member, Providence Hospital System Technology Transfer Committee
  • Research leading to patented technology and formation of a medical device spinout while at MIT, and later securing more than $2 million in funding via SBIR and STTR grants and contracts
  • Multiple invited presentations and articles for professional and industry audiences at conferences, seminars, and workshops; lecturer and adjunct faculty at institutions including PSU, UO, OSU, OHSU, UP, Reed and Concordia
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