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Brad Treat

Advisor Ithaca, New York Area, US

Instructor, Ithaca College. Previously Founder & CEO, Mezmeriz, SightSpeed, Anthello. Graduate of Cornell & North Carolina State.

Instructor, Ithaca College. Previously Founder & CEO, Mezmeriz, SightSpeed, Anthello. Graduate of Cornell & North Carolina State.

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Involved In

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Mezmeriz
SightSpeed
Anthello

Advisor

GiveGab
Kettleshell

Positions

Instructor Cornell University October 2014 - present
CFO/COO Lufburrow & Company, Inc. July 2014 - present
Entrepreneur in Residence Rev: Ithaca Startup Works July 2014 - present
Entrepreneur in Residence Southern Tier Startup Alliance July 2014 - present
Instructor Ithaca College May 2011 - present
Founder & CEO Mezmeriz December 2006 - March 2014
Instructor Wells College January 2013 - May 2013
Whitewater Kayaking Instructor Cornell University May 2001 - May 2013
Founder SightSpeed May 2001 - October 2008
Entrepreneur In Residence Cornell University July 2006 - July 2007
Founder & CEO Anthello December 2005 - July 2006
CEO SightSpeed March 2001 - October 2005
Associate Latona Associates May 2001 - August 2001
Manufacturing Manager dlhBowles July 1998 - August 2000
Engineer GKN plc January 1992 - May 1998

Education

Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management Entrepreneurship 2000 - 2002
North Carolina State University Mechanical Engineering 1990 - 1994
Charlotte Country Day High School 1986 - 1990

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Teacher training
  • • Quantified-self

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Michael Trosen
We worked together
Brad has been a great mentor with the starting and running of my companies... he's been a great resource to utilize when questions come up. ... Always willing to lend a hand!
Jonathan Greene
They're my school  •  Early stage sensor CEO and advisor. Seeking collaborators focused on wearable low power sensor technologies.
Brad is very trustworthy, respective, and motivated individual how knows how to coach great ideas out of individuals.
Jonathan Greene
We worked together  •  Early stage sensor CEO and advisor. Seeking collaborators focused on wearable low power sensor technologies.
he is a great coach...
Peter Csathy
We worked together  •  CEO, Manatt Digital Media Ventures and Board Member, Sorenson Media.
Talented. Experiences. Great guy. Entrepreneur
Nasir Ali
We worked together  •  Managing Director, StartFast Venture Accelerator and Co-Founder and CEO, Upstate Venture Connect. Princeton grad.
Brad understands all aspects of launching, funding, scaling and exiting high growth businesses. He is a naturally gifted instructor with a p ... assion for helping other entrepreneurs learn the ins and outs of the startup journey.
Kevin Saliba
They're my school  •  Vice President Business Development, zulily. Previously GM Strategic Partnerships, Zulily. Cornell grad. University of Waterloo grad.
Brad's smarts, strategic, and not afraid to get his hands dirty. Highly recommend.
Merrill Freund
We worked together  •  Managing Director, MSL San Francisco, MSLGROUP. Previously Senior Vice President, Schwartz Communications.
In my experience, Brad is an exceptional entrepreneur who understands how to nurture and bring great ideas to market and turn them into into ... sustainable and differentiated products. He is both an excellent leader and mentor to start-ups. He balances accountability and execution with spurring creativity and innovation.
Tom Schryver
We worked together at Cornell University  •  Executive Director, Center for Regional Economic Advancement, Cornell University and Entrepreneur in Residence, Cornell University.
Brad is very smart and experienced founder.
Elisa Miller-Out
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, Ithaca Venture Community and Strategic Partner, CSRwire, The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire.
Brad is an amazing professor, mentor and entrepreneur. He's experienced with raising capital, starting a business, R&D, tech transfer, paten ... ts, management strategy, startup community development and many other areas. I'm happy to vouch for him and I think that the FounderDating community will get great value from interacting with Brad.
Chuck Stormon
We worked together  •  Board Director and Lead Investor, SwipeToSpin and Managing Director, StartFast Venture Accelerator.
Brad has a combination of real-world experience and practical knowledge. He's also a great communicator.
Melinda Byerley
They're my school  •  Founder, Vendorsi.com. Previously eBay, CheckPoint Software, PayPal, Linden Lab/Second Life
He's an entrepreneur with successful exits, and great experience and wisdom from having done it before. He's easy going but sharp and he'll ... be loyal and committed to your company.
Richard Cahoon
We worked together  •  President, BioProperty Strategy Group, Inc. and Principal, RS Cahoon & Associates. Cornell grad. University of Utah grad.
Very talented in his insight to business opportunities based on new technology/innovation and the development of strategies to turn that tec ... hnology/innovation into an investment-quality business.
John Jaquette
They're my friends  •  Previously Dir. Entrepreneurship@Cornell, Cornell. Previously Director/Entrepreneurship@Cornell, Cornell University.
Experience and patience.
Heather Filiberto
We worked together  •  Director of Business Development Services, Tompkins County Area Development. NYU grad. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Brad has technology and business backgrounds that he uses very effectively to coach entrepreneurs. He has real start up experience and he is ... just so personable that you can't help but want to learn from him.
Rebecca Lovell
We worked together  •  Mentor, TechStars and Adjunct Faculty/Instructor, Venture Capital Investment, University of Washington.
I worked with Brad when he participated in a venture capital investment competition, and he brings a balanced perspective as a founder with ... particular insight into venture capital investing. His entrepreneur in residence and instructor experience gives him a unique understanding of tech transfer and the challenges and opportunities of spinning out innovative businesses from the university setting.
Seth Mulligan
We worked together  •  Vice President for Innovation Services, CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity and Adjunct Faculty, Syracuse University.
Brad is a very strategic leader and carefully considers all aspects if business modeling.
Keith Cowing
They're my advisor: other  •  Marketing Solutions Products, LinkedIn and Founder, Career Advisor, MBA Madness. Cornell grad. Cornell grad.
Brad is a world-class entrepreneur, advisor, and mentor, who has always been helpful to startups in his network.

Rebecca Lovell
Mentor, TechStars and Adjunct Faculty/Instructor, Venture Capital Investment, University of Washington.
Rebecca is a great advisor because she's connected

Peter Csathy
CEO, Manatt Digital Media Ventures and Board Member, Sorenson Media.
Peter is a closer. Give him the coffee.

Jonathan Greene
Early stage sensor CEO and advisor. Seeking collaborators focused on wearable low power sensor technologies.
Jon knows how to navigate government resources, and is generous with showing other how to do it too.

Dan Simpkins
CEO, Hillcrest Laboratories. Previously SVP - GM, Tellabs. Cornell grad. Cornell grad.
Dan is connected, and will help others get connected. He can also explain complex technology in terms anyone can understand.

Seth Mulligan
Vice President for Innovation Services, CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity and Adjunct Faculty, Syracuse University.
Seth is connected. He knows a lot of people, and they all respect him.

Nasir Ali

Nasir knows how to see through all the hand-waving and startup doublespeak to get to the fundamentals of a business.

Tom Schryver
Executive Director, Center for Regional Economic Advancement, Cornell University and Entrepreneur in Residence, Cornell University.
Tom is connected to everyone. He also knows how to get things done. He's exceptionally skilled when it comes to running the important numb ... ers.

Merrill Freund
Managing Director, MSL San Francisco, MSLGROUP. Previously Senior Vice President, Schwartz Communications.
Merrill understands what it means to be an entrepreneur - it's about getting work done. He's got great idea, but equally important, he's go ... t great execution.

Elisa Miller-Out

Elisa has tremendous energy that is infectious to anyone that is around her. She's both strong with technology and people. Elisa thinks gl ... obally and strives to not only have a great business, but to to have a business that is making a positive impact on her community and the world.

Chuck Stormon
Board Director and Lead Investor, SwipeToSpin and Managing Director, StartFast Venture Accelerator.
Chuck clearly defines problems. His cool attitude and deliberate manner comes from the confidence that comes when someone has as much entre ... preneurial experience as Chuck has.

Melinda Byerley
Founder, Vendorsi.com. Previously eBay, CheckPoint Software, PayPal, Linden Lab/Second Life
Melinda is a thoughtful and high-energy entrepreneur. She has both tremendous experience and a tremendous reputation.

Richard Cahoon
President, BioProperty Strategy Group, Inc. and Principal, RS Cahoon & Associates. Cornell grad. University of Utah grad.
Dick Cahoon knows how to take innovative research and turn it into a viable business. His extensive experience in commercializing technolog ... y makes him the right guy to go to when someone wants to determine how to turn a technical breakthrough into a commercially successful company.

John Jaquette
Previously Dir. Entrepreneurship@Cornell, Cornell. Previously Director/Entrepreneurship@Cornell, Cornell University.
John knows everyone, and makes the best introductions.

Heather Filiberto
Director of Business Development Services, Tompkins County Area Development. NYU grad. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Heather knows the people and the resources, and how to get them into a company. She has the smarts and personality that people want to work ... with her.

Keith Cowing
They're my friends  •  Marketing Solutions Products, LinkedIn and Founder, Career Advisor, MBA Madness. Cornell grad. Cornell grad.
Keith is a natural entrepreneur with solid instincts. He is smart and focuses on the needs of customers, and getting things done.

Kobi Eshun
We worked together  •  Systems Architect, Large. Previously Systems Architect, LifeSize Communications. University of Houston grad. University of Houston grad.
Kobi is smart and methodical. He thinks through complex problems and the devices elegant solutions.

Michael Trosen
We worked together  •  Founder - TheBoxHQ / SportsMentality, Inc
Michael starts with the customer need, and works to meet and exceed expectations. Customers love his software for all of things they think ... it needs, and also for the features and functions they didn't know they needed until he build them, and they realized they couldn't be without.