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Fuentek President to Speak to Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science Students

(November 11, 2008)

Laura Schoppe

Laura Schoppe

(Apex, N.C.) Fuentek, LLC has announced that Laura A. Schoppe, president of the firm, will speak to students in an entrepreneurial engineering class at Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. in the East Quadrangle building. Schoppe, who received her Master of Science in Engineering from Princeton, will discuss why it is important for engineering students to have a background in business and offer examples from her own experiences as an entrepreneur. The entrepreneurial engineering class, taught by Professor Daniel Nosenchuck, focuses on bridging the gap between engineering and business. Schoppe’s business perspective will help with Princeton’s goal of connecting technical subjects to the humanities.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to speak to students in Princeton’s engineering program,” Schoppe said.  “It is imperative that they gain an understanding of business concepts in order to be successful in technology development.”

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, DiversityBusiness.com 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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