Monday, June 10, 2002
Topic: Informal Gathering of Texchange Members and Their Guests
Grille, Voss and Woodway
June 7, 2002
Open to Members, their guests, and Non-Members
Pricing: $15.00 per person for Entrepreneur Members, $20.00
per person for Other Members. $30.00 per person for Non-Members.
event generously sponsored by:
Frost is part of the Cullen/Frost Bank family. It is Texas' largest
financial instiution and on the New York Stock Exchange. It has
committed itself to supporting emerging technologies through its
banking, insurance, investment banking, and trust services.
Dan Watkins, Ph.D, Nanospectra LLC and Nanospectra Biosciences,
Conrad Masterson, NanoTex
Dan Watkins is the CEO of Nanospectra LLC and Chairman
of the Board of Nanospectra Biosciences, Inc. He is also a partner
in A3 Associates LP. A3 Associates LP commercializes technology
developed in research institutions.
Prior to co-founding Nanospectra in December 2000, Watkins served
as a Vice President at Schnitzius & Vaughan, an investment
banking firm. He has seven years experience in software development
and operations management, most recently for Scientific Software
Intercomp. Watkins is also a co-founder and serves on the steering
committee of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
at Rice University. In addition, Watkins is the Principle Investigator
on an NSF grant to develop a Rapid, Whole-blood Immunoassay
using Nanospectras optically-tunable nanoparticle technology.
Watkins received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Carnegie
Mellon University and B.S. in Materials Science from Rice University.
While at Carnegie Mellon, he also served as visiting researcher
at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Conrrad Masterson: NanoTex's full-time executive, Conrad
Masterson, is a "serial entrepreneur" living in Houston.
He has been involved in six early-stage companies in Dallas and
Houston where he has held executive positions ranging from general
manager to CEO. Two of these grew to become publicly-traded and
one is a division of a European software company. In addition
to his having served as the director of several companies, Masterson
is also one of the founders of the Houston Technology Center.
He now serves as an advisory board member for the Houston Technology
Center and on the board of TNI, the nanotechnology trade association
in Texas. Masterson holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and
a master's degree in business
administration from the University of Oklahoma.
For more info: www.nanotex.org
Funding Foundation to be Established in Bayou City, Houston
A Brave New World is Born, Forbes.
Basics: NanoTech Magazine
in the FY 2003 Budget Request by the President (MS Word Document)