Technovation Entrepreneur™ works with both the public and private sector to provide individuals, start-ups, spin-outs, and organizations with the ability to transition research into marketable products and build a viable business.
Technovation Entrepreneur™ is a multi-functional, integrated business program that respects the role of research, recognizes the need to translate research into “products” that match market needs, and develop a business model that fits the technology, the market, and the founders.
Program content is focused on the roadmap to identify, develop, and sustain technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship through education, training, planning, and execution support. Technovation Entrepreneur™ provides a combination of reference materials, webinars, seminars, workshops, and individual consulting through in-person, virtual, pre-recorded and print materials.
About Lea A. Strickland
Lea Strickland, MBA/CMA/CFM/CBM/GMC, is president of F.O.C.U.S.™ Resources and founder of the Technovation Entrepreneur™ program, helping entrepreneurs turn their ideas into businesses by effectively commercializing scientific discoveries.
She has more than 20 years of experience in operational leadership in Fortune 500 and Global 100 companies, including Ford, Solectron and Newell Corporation, regularly sharing her extensive first-hand knowledge via interactive sessions and presentations at a wide range of industry events. In an average year, Strickland leads 40 workshops and webinars in 30 states, Canada, and Mexico on business strategy topics and is one of the most prolific women entrepreneurs on the business speaking circuit.
Strickland has written over 600 articles and op-ed pieces on topics related to effectively starting and growing a business and is the author of four books including “Out of the Cubicle and Into Business” and “One Great Idea!” in addition to serving as a contributing columnist to high-profile national media publications TheStreet.com and FOX Business.
She has been featured as a thought leader on innovation and entrepreneurial issues for national and regional media outlets such as “Capital Insider” on WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. and magazines like Entrepreneur, Small Business Technology, Business Leader, TechJournal South, and the American Management Association’s MWorld Magazine.
Lea has a B.S. in Business Management and Finance from The University of Charleston; an MBA in Accounting, Marketing and Change Management from The Ohio State University, and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM) both from the Institute of Management Accountants. She also holds certifications in Business Management and Grants Management.
F.O.C.U.S.™ Resources (F.O.C.U.S.™ Resource, Inc.) is headquartered in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. It is a strategic and financial consulting firm working with companies throughout the world with primary focus in North America. The company also provides specialized services related to corporate governance, leadership, and government funding compliance.
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Background on the Technovation Entrepreneur™ Program
The program is based upon eight years of working with clients who are spin-outs of technology transfer programs, individual inventors, incubators/accelerators, and entrepreneurs. It focuses on launching and building companies that are successful in transitioning research into real world applications that meet specific market needs – and doing it profitably.
This website, TechnovationEntrepreneur.com, provides a bridge to the business aspects of developing, commercializing and funding technology and innovation. Good ideas are not enough. Good ideas backed by sound business and revenue models equal an opportunity to succeed. Good ideas, sound business, and a match to market demand/need translates into successful business.