June 25, 2015 – Insight Out’s Dr. Tina Seelig & Fireproof Scott Soesbee, SBDC’s Todd Anduzee and SBA’s Mark Gibson

 Dr. Tina Seelig – Founder of BookBrowser, Professor at Stanford University, and Author of Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World

Dr. Tina Seelig

Dr. Tina Seelig is a Professor at Stanford School of Engineering. Dr. Seelig earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University Medical School in 1985 where she studied Neuroscience. She has worked as a management consultant for Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, as a multimedia producer at Compaq Computer Corporation, and was the founder of a multimedia company called BookBrowser. In 2009 she received the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, recognizing her as a national leader in engineering education, and in 2014, Dr. Seelig was honored with the SVForum Visionary Award. She also received the 2014 MS&E Award for Graduate Teaching, the 2008 National Olympus Innovation Award, and the 2005 Stanford Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She has written 17 popular science books and educational games. Her books include The Epicurean Laboratory and Incredible Edible Science, published by Scientific American, and a series of twelve games called Games for Your Brain, published by Chronicle Books. Her newest books, published by HarperCollins are What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 (2009), inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity ( 2012), and Insight Out (2015).

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Scott Soesbee – Founder of FlameOFF Coatings and SBA Business Person of the Year 2015

Scott Soesbee is Founder of FlameOFF Coatings, a leading developer of fire resistant technologies that protects lives and property. The company is the only provider of fully tested fire retardant and fire resistance intumescent paint products uniquely designed to provide a high-level of fire protection at a reasonable cost. FlameOFF Coatings, Inc. is a private company based in Georgia. Their intumescent paints have been tested at accredited third party International Accreditation Service (IAS) fire testing laboratories. FlameOFF Coatings is a member of NFPA and ICC. Scott won the SBDC Small Business Person of the Year for 2013.
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Todd Anduze – Area Director of the SBDC

Todd Anduze is the Area Director of the Atlanta SBDC. The SBDC’s goal is to help improve the well-being of Georgians by providing education and one on one consulting for small businesses. They provide services like carrying out research and data collection to understand small businesses, conducting analysis, preparing business plans and financials/presentations, interviewing client’s employees, management team and other stakeholders, running focus groups and facilitating workshops, identifying issues and forming hypotheses and solutions to help entrepreneurs successfully operate a business, presenting findings and recommendations to clients, implementing recommendations/solutions and ensuring the client receives the necessary assistance to carry it all out, managing projects and programs, leading and managing those within the team, including developing the team and culture, and finally conducting on-going interaction with the client to keep them informed of progress and to make relevant decisions.
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Mark Gibson – Public Affairs Officer for the Small Business Administration  

Mark Gibson has been a long time friend of the show. He joined the SBA in November 2012, and he quickly realized a lack of instruction in communications and communications planning in so many small businesses in the state. Mark worked to build a team of PR/Communication professionals to develop  a rock solid curriculum to help. Their first event attracted an amazing 158 people and was a huge success. Since then, Mark has driven many SBA projects and the PR campaigns that accompany them. There’s a rumor that he recently became an entrepreneur himself, details to follow!
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