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Bill Shelander

business and entrepreneurial development: Directorate

Media contact: Dan Krotz,, 510-486-4019


Bill collaborates with Lab scientists to advance their inventions toward marketable applications in fields from biofuels and fuel cells to hydrogen production and nano-conductors. He works with researchers to evaluate promising applications, set development milestones, focus on market segments, compare possible funding sources, and plan potential business models. 

He provides entrepreneurial and business development insights gained over more than twenty years of start up and venture investment experience. He has been a managing director of venture capital funds from the U.S., Japan, Taiwan and China. He has served on the boards of NASDAQ-listed companies and helped early stage ventures develop their business plans and obtain first round funding. His portfolio includes early stage investments in Ciena, Etec, MMC Networks, NeoMagic, Novellus, Nvidia, TriQuint, and Tivoli Systems.


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MBA Stanford University

MS Chemical Engineering, West Virginia College of Graduate Studies (now Marshall University)

BS Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Intitute of Technology


last updated: 2011-05-18 12:14:15