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Lunch + Learn: Broke Academic to Billions Commercialized

September 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

About the Webinar:

Monica Patten discusses the transition in mindset to go from a graduate student pursuing journal publications to an accomplished industry professional with multiple trade secrets and patents worldwide.  Her industry work has resulted in billions in annual Net Organic Sales for previous employers.  No chemistry knowledge is required to participate in this event as topics will be broadly discussed to apply to all fields. Additionally, you will learn about the newest seed funding opportunity for Wyoming founders to raise capital to take their idea past concept stage and into action with the Sweetwater County Start-Up Challenge!  


Monica Patten, Assistant Director Serving Southwestern Wyoming, IMPACT 307 

About the Speaker:

Monica Patten provides one-on-one business counseling and executive coaching services to founders in Southwestern Wyoming. In her role as Assistant Director, she is also working to strengthen and expand the startup resources in SW Wyoming, including the development of new seed funding opportunities and other programs for entrepreneurs to thrive. Monica is passionate about working with founders and continuing to develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem here in Wyoming.  

Before joining IMPACT 307, Monica worked as a chemist across many industries, with roles spanning from early research to manufacturing. She has extensive experience in patent surveying, and is the inventor on five patent applications, with applications at various stages of the patenting process. She holds a Master of Science in synthetic organic chemistry in addition to an MBA.