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David Ahlers States Universities That Are More Advanced In Research Are Generally Further From Commerialization

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David Ahlers

  • Professor, Cornell University
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1937 (Age: 82 years old)
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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David Ahlers is a former managing partner and founding participant of Cayuga Venture Funds. In addition, Dr. Ahlers is a former Cornell tenured professor and holder of the Berens Chair of Entrepreneurial Management at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management. While at Cornell, he was a Director of the Johnson School's Executive Development Program, Director of the Cornell Research Foundation which markets all Cornell intellectual property, and Director of Student Agencies, a privately funded corporation which helps enterprising Cornell students run businesses to work their way through Cornell.

Prior to coming to Cornell in 1972, Dr. Ahlers was a Vice President of Bankers Trust Company and head of its corporate planning activities. Dr. Ahlers left Cornell in 1985 to devote full time to DMA Associates, Ltd., an executive education and consulting firm in the financial services industry with a client list including Chase Manhattan, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America and M&T Bank, where he is currently a member of the Directors' Advisory Council for the Southern Region.

David Ahlers received his Ph.D. in management and computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. He received an MA in Operations Research from the University of Washington. His undergraduate degree is in physics from Ohio State University.

The more advanced in research university is, the further away it is normally from commercialization. That' why a lot of the more technically oriented schools do far more technology transfer that a Cornell would because by the time you go from something that's been discovered in a Cornell lab and as...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Impact Of Scholarship To Phillips Exeter Academy
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 2 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Work As Lifeguard
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Video 3 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Early Professional Career At IBM And Importance of Learning How To Sell
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Video 4 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Decision To Work On Wall Street After Getting PhD And Then Return To Academia
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 5 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Decision To Enter Executive Education Market
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 6 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Decision To Create Community Based Venture Fund
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
  • 3/20/2006
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Video 7 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Second Fund At Cayuga Venture Fund
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 8 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Advantage of Having Science Background
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 9 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Experiences At College At Ohio State
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 10 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses First Professional Experience At Boeing Aircraft and IBM
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Video 11 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Experience In Army
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Video 12 of 44 David Ahlers Shares Thoughts on How To Approach Undergraduate Business Education
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Video 13 of 44 David Ahlers States Business Program At Carnegie Was More Mathematics Than Business
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 14 of 44 David Ahlers States Work In Forecasting Models Led Him To Wall Street
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 15 of 44 David Ahlers Shares Experience in Modeling Within Banking Environment
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 16 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Differences In Business World and Academic World
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Video 17 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses When Business Should Seek VC Funding
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 18 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Difference Between Angel Investor and VC
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 19 of 44 David Ahlers States Purpose of Due Diligence Is To Eliminate Surprises
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 20 of 44 David Ahlers Shares Thoughts on Valuation
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Video 21 of 44 David Ahlers Provides Definition of Term Sheet
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Video 22 of 44 David Ahlers Shares Thoughts on Intellectual Property and Its Value To VCs
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 23 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Challenge Of Building A Commercial Venture While Within The Academic World
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Video 24 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Beginning Stages Of Taking Idea From Acadmic World To Business World
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Video 25 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Funding Rounds Needed To Get Startup Off The Ground
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 26 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Advantage of Backing Companies That Are Spin-Off Generators
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 27 of 44 David Ahlers States Universities That Are More Advanced In Research Are Generally Further From Commerialization
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 28 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Challenge In Keeping Faculty Focused On Issues Related To Commercialization
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 29 of 44 David Ahlers States Importance of Understanding The Business As An Entrepreneur
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 30 of 44 David Ahlers Shares Examples From Professional Experience
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 31 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Importance of Developing A Sales Strategy
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 32 of 44 David Ahlers Shares Personal Examples of Sales Experiences
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 33 of 44 David Ahlers Discusses Importance of Safeguarding Ideas and Working With Trustworthy People
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 34 of 44 David Ahlers States Importance of Being Able To Run High Powered Team
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 35 of 44 David Ahlers States Golf and Sailing Are Hobbies Which Enable Networking
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 36 of 44 David Ahlers States Uneducated Angel Investors Come At High Cost
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 37 of 44 David Ahlers States Importance of Startup Having Defined Organizational Structure
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 38 of 44 David Ahlers Outlines Thoughts on Strong Business Plans
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 39 of 44 David Ahlers States Importance of Having Customer Support and Having Trust In Management Team
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 40 of 44 David Ahlers States Importance Components of A Pitch To A VC
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 41 of 44 David Ahlers States Cayuga Venture Fund Strategy Is To Go Narrow And Deep
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 42 of 44 David Ahlers States One Challenge of Being CEO is Learning To Let Go Of Other Responsibilities
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Video 43 of 44 David Ahlers States Surprise At Politics In University Setting
  • David Ahlers - Interview - Cayuga Venture Fund
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Video 44 of 44 David Ahlers Suggests Starting Career In Investment Banking
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