Teams - The Foundation of Business Success - Speaker Bio Professor Robert Rosenberg


On 22 November 2017, EmployAbility Galway will team up with event sponsors Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services Group to bring an exciting event to the Portershed for the benefit of Galway business people and entrepreneurs.  The event, entitled “Teams – The Foundation of Business Success” is an inspirational micro-summit which promises three world class speakers from the local, national and international business arena’s, giving you three good reasons why you need to be there. 

Tickets for the event are available now on Eventbrite

One of our three speakers Professor Robert Rosenberg is co-founder of the Atlantic Centre for Entrepreneurship and entrepreneur-in-residence at BioExel, both in Galway, Ireland.  He brings three decades of experience and leadership in academic, corporate, and government collaborations.  Bob has worked to advance entrepreneurship and the knowledge economy in Chicago, Illinois – as an educator, entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and researcher.  He has been a leader in the development of Chicago’s angel community; the creation of the Chicago Innovation Exchange, IIT Innovation Center and the Skokie tech center; and the city’s strategy for technology development. 

Bob served as the director of entrepreneurship programs in the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and adjunct associate professor of entrepreneurship at the Chicago Booth School of Business. He served in a variety of senior administrative roles at the University of Chicago, most recently associate vice president for marketing strategy and associate vice president for research. Bob came to the University in 1989 as director of industrial relations and technology at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Bob served as faculty liaison to Hyde Park Angels, one of the nation’s largest angel investment groups, where he heads its Healthcare Ambassador Circle. He was a founder of the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Midwest Research University Network, and he served as chairman of the board at not-for-profits Project Exploration and Chicago Center for Family Health.  He currently serves on the boards of CareScore, Fortify, Janus Choice, and Manufacturing Renaissance.

Bob has been instrumental in the creation and growth of Advanced Diamond Technologies,, Caremerge, Cardiogene, Chromatin, Congressional Pharmaceuticals, Maroon Pharmaceuticals, SloWave, Tolerance Therapeutics, and Xcyte Therapies, among others.

Bob earned a bachelor's degree (magna,) in English from Harvard University, a master's degree in English literature from Tufts University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.