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Fuentek President Laura Schoppe To Serve on the Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Panel

(October 7, 2010)

Laura Schoppe

Laura Schoppe

APEX, N.C. – Fuentek, LLC has announced that Laura Schoppe participated on a panel at The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Carolina Chapter luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 7 at Cambria Suites RDU. Schoppe, along with co-panelists Leah Brown, president of A10 Clinical Solutions, and Heidi Dent, president of HirEase Inc., discussed how they built their businesses in the Triangle and will share experiences with other business owners.

“I have learned a lot over the years in establishing Fuentek as a successful operation in the Triangle,” said Schoppe. “I was glad to share those lessons with other business owners in this panel for TiE.”

In 2008 Schoppe 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.

TiE is the world’s largest not-for-profit organization for entrepreneurs. For more information, visit http://www.tie.org (link opens new browser window).

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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