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TEDxChemungRiver - Brad Treat - Entrepreneurial Communities

Brad Treat is the co-founder and CEO of Mezmeriz, an innovative MEMS company making projectors to embed into mobile phones. Previously, he was the Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Cornell University. Brad was also the co-founder and CEO of SightSpeed, an innovative video and voice communications company. Together with co-founders Aron Rosenberg and Cornell University Professor Toby Berger, Treat grew SightSpeed from a university research project at Cornell into the world's premier video calling software. SightSpeed was acquired by Logitech for $30MM. Earlier in his career, Treat worked for eight years in the automotive industry at Bowles Fluidics and GKN Automotive, where he was responsible for engineering, operations, and personnel management within the high precision, high volume industrial units. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell. Brad lives in Ithaca, New York where in he is a part-time faculty member at both Ithaca College teaching entrepreneurship, and at Cornell University teaching whitewater kayaking. He is also a regular participant in triathlons in the "Clydesdale" division.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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