Laura Schoppe to Serve as Panelist at Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Event on May 22
Fuentek President to Participate in Panel on Virtual Reality of Today's Workforce
(May 8, 2013)
APEX, N.C. – Fuentek, LLC, a consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer services, announced that president Laura Schoppe will serve as a panelist at the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association’s RTP Chapter event on the realities of working virtually on Wednesday, May 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Quintiles office located at 4820 Emperor Blvd., Durham, N.C. The event will address how to highlight virtual leadership skills, the pitfalls often associated with working virtually and the presumption that virtual is not as good as face-to-face.
Schoppe founded Fuentek in 2001 as a completely virtual company based in Apex, N.C. She has since grown her company to be a multi-million dollar technology transfer consulting firm that is one of the most well-known firms in this space across the globe. Fuentek’s virtual structure has been featured on National Public Radio and in the book The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies. The firm has received numerous awards for its work, including an entrepreneurial Pinnacle Business Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.
Additional panelists include: Kim Boericke of Quintiles, Lynn Boswell of Dude Solutions, Dr. Melanie T. Paff of GlaxoSmithKline and Dr. Nancy Shepherd of Shepherd Research.
“So much of what we do today is virtual,” said Schoppe. “As our society continues to be mobile and on the go all the time, it becomes increasingly more important to understand how to be successful in this virtual work world. I am honored to be a part of this panel and to share insight that I have learned over the years.”