Dr. Matthew Laudon is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of TechConnect, based in Austin Texas. Matt’s career has focused on developing and improving innovation commercialization models, spanning most every emerging technology domain through the creation of academic, corporate and investment partnership models. Through the TechConnect produced events and partnering programs, he and the TechConnect team have directly supported in the commercialization of thousands of viable technologies, while drastically increasing the innovation pipeline for TechConnect corporate and investment partners.
Matt received his engineering M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.S. from the University of Missouri-Rolla. Over the last 20 years, Matt has worked as an engineer, scientist or business developer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, Semiconductor Research Corporation, Motorola, Los Alamos National Laboratories and numerous Boston area start-ups. He is Co-founder and Executive Director of the Nano Science and Technology Institute since 1997, the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Organization since 2006 and was the recipient of the University of Wisconsin’s Early Career Achievement Award in 2007.