How to Attract Investors: Milton Chang 3-Part Podcast

Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Dr. Milton Chang sits down with Managing Director of Luminate, Dr. Sujatha Ramanujan, for a three-part conversation on his professional journey and advice for entrepreneurs. Author of Toward Entrepreneurship and Managing Partner of Incubic Management, LLC, Dr. Chang has incubated multiple companies without a single failure, resulting in six IPOs and seven acquisitions.

Part 1: The Path to Entrepreneurship

Part 2: Navigating Investment

Part 3: Business Models for Investing and Resources

Dr. Chang was president of Newport and New Focus, which he took public. The companies he current works with include Aurrion (acquired by Juniper Networks), MBio Diagnostics, YesVideo, and Protein Fluidics.

He is a Luminate Board Member, a Trustee of the California Institute of Technology, and has recently served on the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. He also served on the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology for NIST and the authoring committee of the National Academies’ Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for Our Nation. He writes a business and management column for Laser Focus World.

Dr. Chang earned his BS engineering degree with highest honors from the University of Illinois and PhD from the California Institute of Technology, and received Distinguished Alumni awards from both U of I and Caltech. He also attended the Harvard Owner/President Management Program (OPM) and was a member of the (YPO). He is a fellow of the IEEE, the OSA, and the Laser Institute of America, and is past president of IEEE Photonics Society and the Laser Institute of America.

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