Mar 22, 2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
UNHI Co-working Space
Our guest speaker for March’s Wildcatalyst Seminar is UNH’s own Dr. Glenn Shwaery, Assistant Dean of Research at the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS). In addition to his role at UNH, Glenn is an experienced entrepreneur. He help to start and grow the Newmarket, NH-based company ArgenTech Solutions, which started out selling handy wipes for cleaning the skin of toxic metals. Over the last 10 years, the company has successfully pivoted and innovated to become a world-wide provider of complex technical services in support of unmanned aircraft systems (i.e. drones) for both the government and commercial clients. ArgenTech’s team of four founding members were broadly trained and possessed complementary skills that allowed them to pivot and take advantage of opportunities as they were presented. They used Glenn’s contacts at UNH to advance their portfolio of capabilities while providing funding for UNH faculty, students, and staff. From SBIRs to NHIRC awards, the relationship persists to their mutual benefit.
Glenn’s newest venture, IdeaShare, is developing a redesigned manual wheelchair and just won the Social Venture Innovation Challenge (SVIC) community track here at UNH. Glenn has a lot of experience successfully leveraging university resources like research, equipment, and expertise to develop and expand his commercial ventures. We look forward to hearing about the challenges he’s faced and the lessons he’s learned throughout his career.