CEO and Veteran Entrepreneurial Transfer Co-Founder Ted Lasser will offer a Presentation at Daemen College February 1
Veterans Entrepreneurism the Next Topic in the Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series
Veteran Entrepreneurial Transfer, Inc. Utilizes Business Volunteers and Mentors Across the United States
January 18, 2011
Daemen Conference and Events Office
Minor in Entrepreneurship Program
Ted Lasser, CEO and co-founder of Veteran Entrepreneurial Transfer, Inc. , will offer the next presentation in the Daemen College Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series. Lasser’s talk will focus on entrepreneurism assistance for veterans – providing knowledge and guidance to help veterans plan, launch, and succeed at running a business.
Lasser’s talk will be at 5 p.m., February 1, 2012, in Alumni Lounge, Wick Center, on the Daemen campus, 4380 Main Street, in Amherst. It is free and open to the public.
Funded in part by the Veterans Administration, Veteran Entrepreneurial Transfer, Inc. (http://vetransfer.org/ ) utilizes approximately 13,000 business volunteers and mentors across the United States. These volunteers include business executives, senior government representatives, educators, and ex-military personnel, all seasoned experts within their specific field of expertise.
With help and financial resources from the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC, Vetransfer.org is a sponsored Veteran Centric Business Accelerator, founded and headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. All services are free to qualifying veteran-owned companies. Launched in March, 2011, Veteran Entrepreneurial Transfer, Inc. also accepts charitable donations through their Patriot Partner Program. The business accelerator program is earmarked through the Department of Veteran Affairs Innovation Initiative (VAi2) as a future GI Bill benefit.
The Obama Administration has made VETransfer’s success the subject of a White House blog entry.
VETransfer has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal.
Ted Lasser brings nearly 32 years of experience in executive management. An entrepreneur, Lasser is a highly effective information systems executive with a proven track record in planning; financial management; and operations. He is adept at working with new technologies and bringing successful "first to market" opportunities while increasing shareholder value for a company.
Prior to joining Veteran Entrepreneurial Transfer, Inc. Networks, Lasser was CEO and Chairman of @link Networks, a National Broadband Network carrier and Internet Provider with post IPO valuations of $1.2B. Lasser brought leadership experience in spearheading product design and development initiatives; managing budgets and profit and loss accountability; and implementing first-to-market strategies for organizations, creating one of the fastest growing broadband companies. Moreover, Lasser personally invested, managed, and participated in the growth and launching of several additional high tech and communication companies. He brings to Vetransfer.org a solid history of success in venture capital acquisition in excess of $400MM / IPO positioning; entrepreneurship; and cost / operations analyses.
Lasser is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University with a B.S. in business management. A Vietnam combat veteran, he also holds Master and Doctorate degrees in business management. Additionally, he is Senior Fellow at National Engineering and Research Technology Expert Society.
About Nancy Haberman Gacioch
Nancy Haberman Gacioch ’62 studied social studies and economics at the former Rosary Hill College, now Daemen College. Through a new lecture series that bears her name, she hopes to provide a significant incentive for individuals in the area of business entrepreneurship.
Widely known for their philanthropy in Buffalo and Erie County, Nancy and her husband, Bill, have had enormous success in creating a business that employs 300 people and provides housing for over 20,000 tenants around the country. National Property Management Associates (NPMA), now headquartered in Orchard Park, was founded by Bill Gacioch more than 45 years ago.