College of Engineering

Engineer to Entrepreneur discussion to be held at the ATMC

A panel of nationally recognized entrepreneurs will discuss the keys to making an innovation into a successful business on Thursday, May 11 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center (ATMC) in Fall River.

Sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth) College of Engineering and the Charlton College of Business, the program will allow entrepreneurs in the region to hear directly from a group of visionaries who make Boston a center of innovation and venture capital.

The panelists include Bob Geiman, general partner, Polaris Venture Partners; Tom Lambalot, entrepreneur; and Dr. Sanjay Sarma, chief technology officer, OAT Systems.

Geiman received an MBA from Harvard and also studied at Oxford and Stanford. He has broad experience in marketing and business development in the software industry as well as previous venture experience with Summit Partners.

With a B.S. in electrical engineering from UMass Dartmouth and an MBA from Boston University, Lambalot has founded two companies and been CEO and/or president of three others, focused in the nexus of telecommunications and software.  Currently, he is developing an advanced sensor technology with his company, TWIA, in the Tech Venture Center at the ATMC.

A professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Sarma has been at the center of the development of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).  He has defined many of the RFID standards, founded the MIT Auto-ID Center and served as that center's chair, before joining OAT Systems.

The ATMC is located on 151 Martine Street in Fall River, MA ( Networking and refreshments will follow the discussion.

For more information, contact John Miller at

Author: "Dr. Antonio H. Costa"
Date: 20-4-2006

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