Wayne Tamarelli (Presented by AWS)

Monday, April 20, 2020, 9:00 – 11:00 PM UTC

As one of the nation's preeminent angel investors, Wayne Tamarelli will discuss what he's learned from investing in new ventures as well as broadway shows. Wayne is a bicoastal angel investor in early stage technology businesses in the New Jersey and San Francisco Bay areas. He serves on a number of boards of directors and advisory boards.

About this event

We are having the opportunity to experience a fireside chat from one of the nations preeminent angel investors! We will be experiencing via zoom due to Covid-19  Use this link to connect  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85197420676 !

As a CEO, entrepreneur, private company owner, and public company officer wayne's  40+ years experience have encompassed general management, entrepreneurship, new ventures, mergers and acquisitions, advanced materials, electronics, environmental protection, specialty chemicals, energy conservation, technology transfer, and other business, scientific and policy areas.

His primary business activity is as a professional venture capital angel investor. He specializes in value-added investments in early stage technology businesses. He is also a limited partner in several venture capital funds active in these areas. Dr. Tamarelli is founding chairman of Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network and a member of the Band of Angels in Silicon Valley.

In 1983 he purchased Dock Resins Corporation in a leveraged buyout and successfully grew its revenues and profits as Chairman, CEO and sole owner. In 1997 he sold the company at a significant gain and remained CEO until 2000 when he became Chairman Emeritus. He was worked at Engelhard Corporation from 1970 to 1983 (Senior Vice President), and previously by Exxon Corporation. He managed $billion groups of worldwide businesses and also had senior line management responsibility for corporate strategic planning and corporate R&D.

Before joining Exxon, Dr. Tamarelli served as a captain in the U.S. Army and as a professor at Carnegie-Mellon University. He has BS, MS, and PhD degrees in engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA in marketing and international business from New York University.

He is married and has two children and 10 grandchildren. He enjoys international travel and has visited over 125 countries, many repeatedly. He is a member of the Explorers Club and of the Travelers Century Club.

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Selected applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one mentor session to get guidance on how to grow and develop your business and allow you to get first-hand advice from experts in your field. We offer 5 distinct mentoring tracks that you can choose from, including Fundraising, Product, Marketing, Sales, or Strategy & Ops, and you will get paired with an AWS expert in the field of your choice. All sessions are held remotely, and the program is completely free for all participants.

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Monday, April 20, 2020
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM UTC


Closing Remarks
9:00 PMWelcome
9:15 PMStart