Peak Venture Group’s November Entrepreneurs Breakfast
Paul and Brian Hegarty: Is Entrepreneurship Taught or Inherited?
From Ireland to Colorado to Silicon Valley, the Hegarty family carries Colorado Springs’ most-successful high tech start-up legacy. Come learn about their brilliant multi-generational achievements and their elegant entrepreneurial strategies in computers, software, semiconductors and chiming clocks. Paul and Brian Hegarty do not often come together to offer their insights into the entrepreneurial world. Both men have played important roles in the growth of major national tech firms; Paul is flying his plane out from Silicon Valley to join his father in making this presentation to those who are fortunate enough to attend this special breakfast.
Paul Hegarty: Paul attended Stanford University, participating in a research project on object-oriented graphical user-interface systems and graduating with BSEE and MSEE degrees. While there, he was hired by Steve Jobs to work at NeXT, eventually serving as Vice President of Software Engineering. NeXT’s software environment was the foundation of what is today MacOSX and iOS. After NeXT, Paul went to work for a venture capital firm and from there co-founded a successful enterprise software company. In recent years, he has been teaching computer science at Stanford University. His course on iOS application development is available on-line and is one of the most popular courses on iTunesU.
Brian Hegarty: Brian was born and educated in Ireland. His early career was in semiconductor process and product engineering at Westinghouse and ITT in England and at RCA and Honeywell in the U.S. He later also earned an MBA degree from Denver University. Brian has been involved in multiple entrepreneurial ventures, including Honeywell’s Semiconductor Division, Signal Processing Technologies and NVX Corp. Today Brian has a small but growing “first love” business introducing a major innovation to clock making. His company makes grandfather clocks which play authentic recordings of famous chiming clocks from museums and monuments
Date: Friday, November 9th, 2012 l Time: 6:30am — 9:00am
Location: Garden of the Gods Club, 3320 Mesa Road
Breakfast is served buffet style.
Register at the Peak Venture Group website: www.peakventuregroup.com
Online registration closes at 7:00pm on Nov 7th.