Interested in deeptech entrepreneurship? Tune in for the next in the NY CREATES Emerging Technologies Seminar Series, March 25, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm for “So You Wanna Be a Deeptech Entrepreneur?” by Dr. Kevin Chen, Partner, Lam Capital, Lam Research Corporation. NY CREATES is a group managed by SUNY and New York State. Syracuse University is an affiliated member. This seminar is from a partner at a venture capital firm who is a nationally regarded technology entrepreneurship leader.
As the tech industry continues to flourish, more and more venture investment dollars are expected to flow into so-called deeptech companies – companies that are building businesses that apply innovative scientific and engineering approaches to solve critical problems.
This presentation will include insights and lessons learned from entrepreneurial ventures and venture investing experience as well as recommendations for entrepreneurs who are in the trenches already or thinking about jumping in.
Chen joined Lam Capital mid-2020 bringing over 15 years of entrepreneurial and operating experience in materials-centric deep- and bio-tech companies. Most recently, Kevin was CEO of Crop Enhancement, an agriculture technology company commercializing novel products that replace synthetic pesticides, leading it from Seed through Series B. Prior to that, Kevin held senior roles at Hanergy (EVP of Silicon Valley Product Development Group) and Applied Materials (CMO of Energy and Environmental Solutions and GM of Energy Storage Solutions).
Prior to Applied, he led business development and product management efforts at NanoGram (acquired), AMD/Spansion, and Lumentum.
Chen earned PhD and SM degrees in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT, a BS in Engineering Science from Penn State University, and is a Kauffman Fellows Finalist. He is a director of Crop Enhancement, advisor to various startups, and mentor with the MIT Venture Mentoring Service.