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Moltz and Kirschner to Deliver Keynotes at SIUC's Technology and Innovation Expo

The SIUC Technology and Innovation Expo - Fall 2010 is scheduled for October 8. Barry Moltz, entrepreneur and author, is the morning keynote speaker. And Ron Kirschner, founder and president of Heartland Angels, is the luncheon keynote.

Carbondale, IL, June 24, 2010 --( The SIUC Technology and Innovation Expo - Fall 2010 is scheduled for October 8. This event will feature two keynote speakers, as well as technology presentations by SIUC inventors with technology that is patented or patent pending, and available for license. The afternoon will feature a panel of new venture and investment experts, and networking.

The TIE F10 keynote speakers are recently confirmed. Barry Moltz, entrepreneur and author, is the morning keynote speaker. And Ron Kirschner, founder and president of Heartland Angels, is the luncheon keynote. Complete event information can be found on

About Barry Moltz:

Barry J. Moltz is a business consultant and acclaimed speaker who has encountered both success and failure in his business ventures. After selling his last business, he successfully founded an angel fund and angel investor group. He was formerly a member of the advisory board for the Angel Capital Education Foundation and was elected to the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

Barry Moltz's TIE Keynote Topic, Bounce:

Business advocate, internationally touring public speaker and author Barry Moltz has an unusual key to achieving smashing success: gaining true business confidence by moving forward from any event, situation or outcome, good or bad. In his new book, BOUNCE!: Failure, Resiliency, and Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success, Moltz teaches that BOUNCE! is about developing the kind of true business confidence that prepares you for both failure and success.

Conventional business wisdom tells us that there is always something to learn from failure. Not true, says Barry Moltz. Sometimes it just stinks. Failure that offers no real learning value becomes a big jolt to the basic business belief system. Both success and failure are simply outcomes in lifecycle of business where repetition is inevitable and overall process matters far more than any single event or outcome. Moltz demonstrates that developing the resiliency to "bounce" through these cycles determines who ultimately will succeed.

This is a book about finding success as it comes to you.

BOUNCE! turns traditional business mantras on their heads and guides the reader with real-life examples, both Moltz’s own and that of other successful entrepreneurs and business executives.

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About Ron Kirschner:

Ronald L. Kirschner, M.D. is President of Heartland Angels, Inc. Dr. Kirschner has a broad background in healthcare, start-ups and private equity. Dr. Kirschner practiced medicine for 23 years and anesthesia for 17 of those years. He taught at Illinois Masonic Medical Center and was an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He was President of Irving Park Chapter of the Chicago Medical Society.

While practicing medicine, he started 3 companies of his own in the healthcare field dealing with Nutrition, Managed Care, and Utilization Review. He has been a consultant on healthcare issues to the State government and on funding and market strategies to both entrepreneurs and early stage companies. He was the VP of Technology Development for CDIB Biotech, Inc., a Midwest Biotechnology Venture Fund (started by China Industrial Industrial Bank) where his roles was to assist in the discovery and funding of early stage biotechnology in the Midwest and Canada. He was principal in the funding decisions concerning, among others, Aegera Therapeutics, Immunicon, and VitaGen (now Vital Therapies, Inc.). He was active in advising local companies, e.g., Neuronautics, on options relating to funding opportunities and was involved with the Board of Directors for Phytoceutica. Dr. Kirschner received his BA from Beloit College and was awarded his Medical Degree from St. Louis University. He has completed residencies in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago and in Anesthesia at West Virginia University. He received his MBA in Finance from DePaul University.

Ron Kirschner's TIE Keynote Topic: Funding Challenges for University Spin-outs.

More information:

Registration is for the SIUC Technology and Innovation Expo - Fall 2010 is $25 per person and limited to 150 people. For more information, visit

Contact Information
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Amy McMorrow Hunter
618 453 4556
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