Apr 16, 2015
STS Vice President Participates in I-CORPS Program as Guest Instructor
ARLINGTON, VA – April 15, 2015 – STS International, Inc., a global provider of high quality technical services, participates in DC I-Corps Accelerator / Fed Tech program.
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Dave Morgan, Vice President of Operations at STS International, participated as a guest instructor at the University of Maryland College Park campus in support of the Fed Tech Program. Through the class, student entrepreneurs work to transition emerging technologies from the lab to commercialized success.
“Working with innovative and motivated students is so rewarding,” said Mr. Morgan, “they continually come up with new applications and products based on research from the labs. This unique opportunity brings experienced industry experts in to work with the students in developing a sustainable business model. I feel I get as much, if not more, advice from the students than I can possibly give.”
“As a regular participant with the University’s Business and Engineering programs, we get to see the great potential of the next generation of business leaders. It is a great opportunity to give back the lessons I have learned as a student here and the over twenty years as a Federal Contractor supporting the development of advanced concepts, research and development in DoD,” Mr. Morgan concluded.
Benjamin Solomon, CEO and co-founder of Hyperion Technologies LLC, is the head instructor of the Fed Tech program. Mr. Solomon met Mr. Morgan in 2011 as a new MBA student at the University of Maryland. “Mr. Morgan has been a great mentor to me since my first year in business school, and his support has been instrumental in the founding of Hyperion Technologies,” said Mr. Solomon. Hyperion Technologies is a dynamic engineering company that provides software development, electrical engineering, and technology commercialization solutions.
“Today, I strive to mentor and assist other young entrepreneurs as they adapt new technologies and bridge the gap between labs and industry,” concluded Mr. Solomon.
DC I-CORPS is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and run jointly with local universities. Fed Tech is a program administered by the DC I-Corps that matches highly qualified students with cutting edge technologies from federal labs to build a business model under the supervision of experienced entrepreneurs. Participation provides a unique educational experience in entrepreneurship, technology transfer and market research. At the end of the program, participants may have the opportunity to license the technology they worked with and enter the DC I-Corps Accelerator program to build their own startup.
STS International is Veteran Owned Small Business that specializes in meeting emerging technology requirements for Federal customers and providing full lifecycle program support to include design, development, deployment, training, sustainment and lifecycle optimization.