Flicek to deliver Freeman Lecture Joseph R. Flicek, who has BS, MS and MBA degrees from The University of South Dakota, will deliver the Freeman Lecture Monday, Sept. 28.
He will address "Academic Seeds for Entrepreneurship" at 7 p.m. in Farber Hall of Old Main.
Flicek, director of New Enterprise Development for the Columbia Innovation Enterprise at Columbia University in New York City, has over 15 years of management experience in commercial development and government management of start-up operations, particularly in the chemical and medical technology fields.
Flicek has worked at W.R. Grace, Blake Technologies and Cambrex. He is the past president of the New York Section of the Chemical, Marketing and Economics Division of the American Chemical Society. His primary responsibility at Columbia Innovation Enterprise is evaluating new business opportunities generated by faculty and staff of Columbia University and linking this intellectual property to venture capital groups and industry.
"It's always wonderful and rewarding to have a prominent and successful alumnus such as Mr. Flicek to return to campus to share his experiences with students and faculty," said USD School of Business Dean Jerry Johnson.
The Freeman Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies sponsors the lecture in the School of Business.