Fuentek President Laura A. Schoppe To Serve On The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Panel

Top Quote Schoppe To Discuss Growing A Business In The Triangle At Oct. 7 Luncheon. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) September 23, 2010 - Fuentek, LLC (http://www.fuentek.com) has announced that Laura A. Schoppe, president, will participate on a panel at The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Carolina Chapter luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cambria Suites RDU, located at 300 Airgate Drive in Morrisville. Schoppe, along with co-panelists Leah Brown, president of A10 Clinical Solutions, and Heidi Dent, president of HirEase Inc., will discuss how they built their businesses in the Triangle and will share experiences with other business owners.

    "I have learned a lot over the years in establishing Fuentek as a successful operation in the Triangle," said Schoppe. "I am looking forward to sharing those lessons with other business owners in this panel for TiE."

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    - In 2008 Schoppe was recognized as one of the Triangle's top 25 businesswomen with Triangle Business Journal's prestigious Women in Business Award for her exemplary leadership skills in the innovation category.

    - Schoppe established Fuentek in 2001. Prior to establishing Fuentek, she spearheaded successful research for several defense contractors.

    - In her role as president of Fuentek, Schoppe is responsible for managing relationships as well as establishing strategic client plans and conducting training workshops for clients.

    - TiE is the world's largest not-for-profit organization for entrepreneurs. For more information, visit http://www.tie.org.

    - Fuentek's unique structure as a virtual company was recently profiled on NPR: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123406526

    Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services. With a specialization in technology commercialization, Fuentek works with a wide variety of clients to identify promising technologies and assist them in converting their ideas and inventions into marketable products. Drawing upon its unique combination of technical, business and commercialization expertise, the firm is the largest NASA contractor in North Carolina and has helped organizations around the world find the technology they need. Led by Laura A. Schoppe, a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Triangle Business Journal Women In Business award, Fuentek also offers training workshops, guidebooks and Web sites to help clients improve effectiveness in managing their intellectual property. DiversityBusiness.com has recognized Fuentek as a top women-owned, diversity-owned and small business in North Carolina for the past five consecutive years. The firm has received numerous awards for its work, including an entrepreneurial Pinnacle Business Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Fuentek was most recently named a finalist in the NCTA 21 awards in the category of most innovative technology company. For more information, please call (919) 249-0327 or visit Fuentek's Web site at http://www.fuentek.com.

    Brittney Storm
    MMI Public Relations
    (919) 233-6600
    brittney ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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