Event Recaps

VIDEO: Grow Your Startup By Partnering With Corporations

With Jorge Rodriguez

President & CEO of PACIV

Wednesday, October 7 @ 4:00 pm

@ The Columbia Startup Lab

Jorge Rodriguez is an expert in determining how startups can accelerate their growth by partnering with very large corporate partners. The theme of this workshop centered on how to insert a small business as a supplier of major multinationals and how to position your business so that it can be of great interest to large companies for collaboration. Jorge also turned to an HBS case study for this workshop.

Jorge has over 24 years of experience in the areas of process control systems, instrumentation, commissioning, qualification and computer system validation for the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices industry.  He is a graduate of the Owner/President Management (OPM) program at Harvard Business School and also holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico and a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Control Systems in the State of Indiana and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  Prior to founding PACIV, he worked for over 8 years as a control system engineer in various positions within Westinghouse Electric, Eli Lilly & Co. and J&J Janssen.

Jorge is the Founder, President and CEO of PACIV, a control system engineering firm.  PACIV has offices in Puerto Rico, United States and Ireland.  PACIV provides operational efficiencies through the automation of manufacturing processes utilizing instrumentation and control systems.  PACIV clients include the largest Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Device companies in the world as well as other multinational clients in related industries. PACIV has over 120 associates world-wide and has revenues, in the past 16 years, of over $135 million.

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