Engineering Entrepreneurial Mindset Series: Part II

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The Engineering Entrepreneurial Mindset Series exposes College of Engineering students to an array of practitioners who have been successful in translating their innovative ideas to practice. The series links the entrepreneurial mindset to the skills necessary for 21st-century engineers and computer scientists. The event, the second installment of the series, "Three Generations of Aggie Entrepreneurs",  took place virtually on October 8th from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 



Headshot of Darryl Klugh
Founder and former owner of Axis of Engineering, LLC
Darryl Klugh is a proud graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, earning two degrees.  In 2000, he earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with high honors. In 2003, he published a thesis entitled “A Comparative Analysis of Signal Processing Techniques Used In Biomolecular Sequencing” to earn an M.S. in Electrical Engineering.


Headshot of Rahiem Klugh
Founder of Appovation
A quality assurance engineer-turned-embedded systems developer and now self-taught app coder and developer, Rahiem has professionally worked for many Fortune 500 companies including Southwest Airlines, Cox, NextEra Energy, and Verizon. Currently, he is the founder of Appovation, a full-stack mobile (iOS, Android) and web app development company based in Atlanta, GA. 
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Dr. Karl Ricanek
Founder of Lapetus Solutions
Dr. Karl Ricanek brings an interesting story of turning Ph.D. level expertise into an entrepreneurship opportunity. Dr. Ricanek has more than 80 peer reviewed articles and book chapters in the area of biometrics, facial analytics, craniofacial morphology, and machine learning/AI. He holds multiple patents in AI and Facial Analytics. As a founder of Lapetus Solutions, a private equity funded venture in the InsurTech and FinTech space, he holds the title of CIO and Chief AI Scientist where he and his team build AI enhanced technology to extract health and wellness from the face.
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James F. Garrett
Founder and former CEO of SENTEL Corporation
James F. Garrett brings a wealth of knowledge about the entire entrepreneurship process and life cycle. He’s highly accomplished 
and has received several prestigious awards, including being recognized for his generosity towards NC A&T scholarships and giving campaigns.