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Leveraging the Scientific Mindset in the Business World


for Members

Leveraging the Scientific Mindset in the Business World

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by the Science Alliance and InSITE


Paul Tumpowsky, Chairman of InSITE, will discuss the challenges, risks and blessings of the scientific mindset in the business world. The discussion will cover ways scientists can leverage this perspective to successfully navigate these environments and produce positive results, whether remaining in science or transitioning into a business-oriented career.

Paul will also introduce InSITE and the ways that, for more than a decade, some of New York's most talented graduate students, dedicated to entrepreneurship, technology and venture capital, have advised New York entrepreneurs in the development of their businesses, supported venture investors, and gained exposure to the entrepreneurial community.

Following the discussion several current members of InSITE’s student leadership, alumni of the group and Board members will be in attendance to meet and network with Science Alliance participants.


Paul Tumpowsky

Square Zero, Inc.; InSITE

Paul is the CEO of Square Zero, a development stage company building a platform designed to achieve real-time data processing and analytic capabilities for today's large-scale data challenges.

Prior to Square Zero, Paul was a principal with Metropolis Venture Partners in New York. Paul sourced deal flow, evaluated business plans, conducted due diligence and interviewed companies for early-stage venture fund focused on investing between $1-$10 million per transaction in the telecommunications, networking, wireless and enterprise software markets. As part of his responsibilities, Paul was the founding Chief of Staff of an optical networking hardware firm and operated a commodity metals trading software firm as CEO through multimillion-dollar Chapter 7 involuntary bankruptcy and wind down.

Prior to business school, Paul spent over four years at Andersen Consulting, where he specialized in acquisition advisory, custom database design and development, and logistics strategy. Paul is the chairman of the Board of the InSITE Fellowship program in New York and has led the early-stage selection committee for NYNMA's VentureDowntown conference.

Paul received his MBA from Columbia Business School, where he concentrated on finance and entrepreneurship, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and has studied at the Shibaura Institute of Technology in Tokyo.

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