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Frank Demmler is Innovation Works’ Vice President of The Entrepreneurial Services Team, the internal group that assists early-stage companies’ efforts to commercialize and market new technologies and generally provides business assistance to promising start-up companies. The Team also manages IW’s Innovation Investment Fund that invests in about 12 new companies per year, as well as appropriate, follow on investment in existing portfolio companies.Mr. Demmler has more than 25 years of experience advising both entrepreneurs and angel investors having worked with over 2,000 entrepreneurial efforts, leading to the formation of over 400 companies. These companies have gone on to create more than 10,000 jobs and raise more than $1 billion dollars of investment capital. Before coming to Innovation Works, Mr. Demmler served as Associate Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University, where he remains an adjunct professor.Mr. Demmler also has significant experience evaluating and funding early-stage technology companies as president & CEO of the Future Fund, general partner of the Pittsburgh Seed Fund, co-founder and investment advisor of the Western Pennsylvania Adventure Capital Fund, and Vice President of venture development for the Enterprise Corporation of Pittsburgh, an organization that provided assistance to entrepreneurs.Frank holds a B.S.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University, an MBA degree in General Management from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Graduate School of Management and pursued post-graduate studies in marketing in the doctoral program of the Harvard Business School.__Follow Me Online Here:YouTube: http://youtube.com/danielpuderInstagram: http://instagram.com/danielpuderFacebook: http://facebook.com/danielpuderSnapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/daniepuderWebsite: http://danielpuder.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/danielpuderOfficial Website: http://danielpuder.com—Daniel is an advocate for education as a daily learner, while his vision is to create inspired, passionate, loving youth who are committed to lead significant and purpose driven lives! He is an author, professional speaker, and professional athlete, all of which play a key role in his unique approach to working alongside youth, parents, educators, community members and business leaders in order to provide long term and sustainable results within our schools and businesses in our communities. He travels around the world leading school assemblies, workshops, training seminars and keynote speaking presentations that focus on providing people with the tools and resources needed to be effective mentors. Daniel’s focus and love is being the Founder & CEO of his 501(c)3 Non-Profit that he founded in 2010, My Life My Power World Inc. (MLMP), which provides an evidence-based curriculum and training program to PreKindergarten to 12th grade Schools and Universities who have a desire to impact and transform their student’s lives through mentoring. Over the last few years he has also expanded his expertise into the for-profit world and has now founded 3 more companies. He is currently serving as the CEO of Transformational Technologies®, GPS For® LLC, and Co-Founder/Partner of My Life My Brand LLC. While Daniel’s background is that of a professional athlete (Undefeated Mixed Martial Arts Fighter and Champion of WWE’s Tough Enough Competition), he goes on to tell his story of overcoming challenges and adversity when he was younger. While growing up, he was bullied and harassed almost daily by his peers because he was overweight and labeled with learning disabilities. Over a decade later, and after much success, he decided to use his celebrity title in a way that could truly make a difference for children and teenagers who themselves are facing challenges - not just bullying. Thus, My Life My Power began and since then, Daniel has made it his life’s mission to be build the next generation of mentors that can impact millions of our youth! ACCOMPLISHMENTS Because of Daniel’s dedication to youth, he has received numerous awards such as Humanitarian of the Year Award for the Golden Badge Foundation, Honorary Service Award from the California Parent Teacher Association, sworn into the United States Marine Corp League in 2015, sworn in as a Kentucky Colonel in 2016, and Humanitarian of the Year Award for Heroes For Freedom in 2017.