PCI Ventures and its Investment Fund

Date and Time
Thursday, January 11, 2018
6:00pm— 8:00pm
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999 Third Ave
Suite 3600
Seattle, WA 98104-4040
United States
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Joe Jornadal


Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) has been translating ideas and discoveries invented at the University of Pennsylvania into products and services that provide economic and social benefits for over eight years.

PCI Ventures provides the services and support needed to move these businesses from founding to commercial success with a number of programs from virtual incubation (UPstart), to advisory services (UPadvisors), and an annual mobile app challenge (AppitUP).

Please join us as PCI Ventures Director, Michael Poisel (WG'97) visits Seattle as part of his West Coast tour to discuss their various programs, portfolio companies, investment fund, and how alumni can get involved.

Wharton Seattle would like to thank the law firm of BakerHostetler for graciously hosting this event at its recently expanded Seattle office.



6-7p - Presentation by Mr. Poisel and Q&A

7-8p - Networking, drinks and light appetizers


Michael_Poisel.jpg About Michael Poisel, WG'97:

Mr. Poisel is responsible for managing PCI Ventures, including transitioning technologies into start-up companies, assisting the principal investigators with funding strategies including grant applications, as well as mentoring the developing companies.

Prior to UPenn, Michael made investments in enterprise software and business services for NewSpring Capital, Apax Partners and GE Capital spanning more than ten years in private equity. He began his career in manufacturing operations for General Electric/Lockheed Martin and participated in the successful completion of several commercial and government satellite programs.

Michael graduated with honors in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, holds an M.S. in Systems Engineering from The Moore School of Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania, and has an M.B.A. in finance and entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.

This event is open to Wharton and Penn alumni, only. 


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