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Doug Dykaar

Advisor Kitchener, Canada Area, CA

Ultimate supreme executive chairman, DifTek Lasers, Inc. Ex-Professor, Conestoga College. Ex-Bell Labs. Brown (ScB). U of Rochester (PhD).

Ultimate supreme executive chairman, DifTek Lasers, Inc. Ex-Professor, Conestoga College. Ex-Bell Labs. Brown (ScB). U of Rochester (PhD).

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Involved In

Advisor

Neurescence Inc.

Positions

Ultimate supreme executive chairman DifTek Lasers, Inc. 2004 - present
Professor Conestoga College 2005 - 2010
Lab Manager Sirific (deceased) 2000 - 2001
Manager, Internal Research DALSA August 1996 - 2000
MTS (Member of Technical Staff) AT&T Bell Labs September 1988 - August 1996

Education

University of Rochester Electrical Engineering 1979 - 1987
Brown University Engineering 1975 - 1979
Great Neck South High School 1971 - 1975

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • IP Strategy
  • • Technical Sales
Markets of Interest
  • • Hardware

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Engineering • Ex-Bell Labs

Key Accomplishments

- Optical fiber Diffuser for optogenetics. Available now.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Experience with the IP world. More than 10 patents, several in multiple jurisdictions. Experience with getting it done on the cheap.

Broad hardware experience in optics and electronics. Taught it for 5 years.

President of the Ontario Photonics Technology Cluster (OPTIC) - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1821602

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Paul Kolodner
We worked together  •  Retired, Bell Labs.
Doug has great ideas and pursues them. He is particularly good at using his own hands and figuring out what works - as opposed to delegatin ... g work (and failure!) to others.
Charles Smith
We worked together  •  Development Leader, Teledyne DALSA. University of Waterloo grad. University of Waterloo grad.
He understands a broad range of technology capabilities, and he understands the market requirements.
Tony Mantell
We worked together  •  Owner, wizard labs. Previously Lab Tech, PV Labs.
He has a wealth of knowledge and is a clear thinker. He has the integrity to give constructive criticism even when it is unpopular. I woul ... d trust Doug to always give good advice.
Rafal Pawluczyk
We worked together  •  President, FiberTech Optica Inc.. Previously President, P&P Optica Inc.. Université Laval grad. University of Toronto grad.
Doug knows his stuff and knows a lot of people around him. He looks at a very big picture, connects concepts across disciplines and generate ... s good ideas. I appreciate his frank opinions, expressed both in our collaborations and at various networking events.
Yasaman Soudagar
We worked together  •  Founder, CEO, Neurescence Inc. and Director on The OSA Foundation Board, The Optical Society (OSA).
When I was just starting Neurescence, I asked Doug for advice on a number of issues & followed his suggestions. They turned out to be the be ... st way to go! Since then, I have occasionally received Doug's help & support, such as obtaining access to his large network of optics and electronics companies in Waterloo/GTA. He has always been there and helped. He cares about my success & the success of Neurescence.
Daryl Sherman
They're my mentor  •  Advisor/Mentor - UW Velocity Program, University of Waterloo and Executive in Residence, Communitech. University of Waterloo grad.
Doug is an extremely intelligent founder with an innovative product
James Rabeau
We worked together  •  Director of Strategic Planning, Macquarie University. Previously Director, Deloitte Analytics, Deloitte Australia.
Brilliant ideas coupled with real experience on what it takes to succeed.
John Whitaker
They're my school  •  Vice-President/Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Fiber Sensors and Research Scientist, University of Michigan.
Extremely capable engineer, with extensive experience in the realms of electronics, optoelectronics, and mechanics. Expert at troubleshootin ... g, repairing, modifying complex electrical and mechanical systems. He has a very strong sense of what makes potential products of interest to prospective customers - how products mitigate customer pain and provide value. Excellent at connecting with people and explaining his solutions to their problems.

Daryl Sherman
We worked together  •  Advisor/Mentor - UW Velocity Program, University of Waterloo and Executive in Residence, Communitech. University of Waterloo grad.
Daryl's experience in sales and marketing was exactly what I needed as my prototype became an MVP.