4. It's Never Too Late to be an Entrepreneur
I found out I was wrong, again. I believed people knew early in life that they were going to create something from scratch and do their own thing. All of the entrepreneurs I talked to over the years confirmed this. Then I met Frank, and he proved me wrong. After 25 years of working for others, he became an entrepreneur. Frank became an entrepreneur at the encouragement of his clients and suppliers.
This is a great conversation filled with lessons and insights that just might change your life.
Frank J. Tighe, Chairman and CEO of Atlanta based TDH Partners, Inc., has over thirty years experience in executive management, fundraising, sales, marketing, and corporate formation in the medical device industry. He has developed and commercialized over 150 medical devices in his career and negotiated license agreements with major universities, physicians, private equity firms, and industry competitors that resulted in millions of dollars in funding, sales, and royalty income.
Mr. Tighe is currently serving as the Lead Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Georgia Tech University’s Advanced Technology Design Center (ATDC), a start-up incubator that helps entrepreneurs launch and grow technology companies in Georgia. ATDC has raised over $3 billion dollars since its inception and was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the "Top 12 Business Incubators Changing the World.” ATDC’s 150 graduates have collectively raised more than $2 billion in capital.
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