Richard Sudek

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR UCI APPLIED INNOVATION

Mission: develop ‘center of gravity for connections’ among startups, researchers, students, companies, investors’ … UCI alum; joined Applied Innovation from Chapman’s Leatherby Center 2015 … as kid: lemonade stands, car washing … started data networker firm Nadek Computer Systems 1982, $250 … clients Microsoft, Boeing, Arco … sold 1999 … angel investor; chairman emeritus, Tech Coast Angels (see Hicham Semaan, Grant Van Cleve)