Pratt Professional Masters Seminar Series
Friday, January 17, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium
Dragana Mendel, Anagard, LLC
Dragana Mendel is President and Managing Director at ANAGARD, LLC. In her role, she advises small and medium size businesses on the best strategies to achieve their short and long term goals. She has over fifteen years of experience in launching new high-tech products to the market with a specialization in software, IT, clean tech and telecom sectors. She focuses on platform technology commercialization process. Dragana works with executive management to identify the best market segment for a startup to enter the market, grow, or pivot, and then she develops a comprehensive business plan and strategy. Over the last three years Dragana was in charge of business development for emerging stage companies, mainly in the clean tech market segment. Most recently she worked for Ovation Biotech (renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels), 7ED Technology (Ultraviolet LEDs), Maverick Biofuels (cellulosic ethanol) and STRAD (digital signal processing, see through radar). Prior to her experience working with early stage startups, she worked at IBM and Alcatel-Lucent. Dragana earned both a MBA as well as a MS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University. She additionally graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas.