Entrepreneurship to Spaceship
Gregory Olsen, Ph.D is president of GHO Ventures in Princeton, NJ where he manages his “angel” investments. Dr. Olsen discusses his experiences in starting and selling two start-up businesses. He founded EPITAXX, a fiber-optic detector manufacturer in 1984 together with Vladimir Ban. It was sold in 1990 for $12 million. He then founded Sensors Unlimited, a near-infrared camera manufacturer in 1992 with Marshall Cohen. Sensors was sold to Finisar Corp. for $600 million in 2000, repurchased by the management team in 2002 for $6 million, and then sold again to Goodrich, Corp. in 2005 for $60 million. Dr. Olsen was also the third private citizen to orbit the earth on the International Space Station (ISS). He shows footage of his voyage and talks about the different experiments that he was involved in while onboard the International Space Station.
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