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Laura A. Schoppe Named 2009 Impact Entrepreneur Finalist

(March 4, 2009)

Laura Schoppe

Laura Schoppe

APEX, N.C. – Fuentek, LLC has announced that Laura A. Schoppe, president of the firm, was named a finalist for the 2009 Impact Entrepreneur award from Business Leader Magazine. This award recognizes the achievements and contributions that people and their companies have made to the Triangle business community. Schoppe was honored during a ceremony held Feb. 16 at the Hilton North Raleigh. Finalists and winners will be featured in the February issue of the magazine.

“I am privileged to be a finalist for the 2009 Impact Entrepreneur award,” said Schoppe. “Business Leader is a prestigious magazine and to be singled out for my company’s achievements and contributions is an honor.”

About Laura A Schoppe

Laura A. Schoppe is president of Fuentek, LLC, a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services with a specialization in technology commercialization. In her role as president, Laura is responsible for managing relationships as well as establishing strategic client plans and conducting training workshops for clients. In 2005 and 2006, recognized Fuentek as one of the top 50 women-owned businesses in North Carolina. Laura also has more than 12 years of successful experience in spearheading research for several defense contractors, as well as an extensive background in all aspects of intellectual property management, particularly leading license negotiation activities from transition innovations to new products. She has led major technology transfer projects at leading universities and government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies have sought her advice on strategic planning related to their intellectual assets. As a result of her expertise, Laura has been selected to speak at several national and international conferences and has published many papers and book chapters. In 2008 Laura was recognized as one of the Triangle's top 25 businesswomen with Triangle Business Journal's prestigious Women in Business Award for her exemplary leadership skills in the innovation category.

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