Our Featured Speaker
Delaware Scientific Entrepreneur
February 22nd, 2024
Andrew Cottone, PhD
2023 Reinventing Delaware Winner; Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation
Andrew Cottone’s breadth and depth of experience encompasses eighteen years as an inventor, entrepreneur and business founder, and twenty-two years as a business executive leading a manufacturing organization. Andrew earned a BA from La Salle University in Chemistry and Biochemistry, then completed his PhD at the University of Florida and post-doctoral training at the University of Delaware. Trained as an organometallic and process chemist, Andrew joined CB Research and Development (the predecessor of Adesis) in 2001 and co-founded Adesis in 2005. In 2016, Adesis became a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED). During this period, Andrew grew the company from 17 people and laboratory space from 15,000 sq ft to 2 sites and 90,000 sq ft -all in Delaware.
Entrepreneurs with Andrew’s vision, training and experience are extremely rare because of the capital-intensive nature of the life science industries. His ability to position Adesis as a leader in high-tech manufacturing while leading an operation with extensive CapEx translates well to champion for Delaware’s leadership in the coming Hydrogen economy.
Proceeds to benefit Donate Delaware.
Dr. Janice Nevin
DR. KRIS VADDI
ROD WARD III
THÈRE DU PONT
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About Grit Talks
Grit Talks are a quarterly speaker and networking event featuring interesting local leaders answering seven questions over fifteen minutes. Woven together their answers will illustrate a common story. Failure….Overcoming it…. and the resulting success. Speakers will be business owners and leaders from our community who we know or should know with stories of inspiration to share. The talks will be held at The Mill’s Theatre N and the speakers will be captured on video and archived on the Grit Talk website for ongoing sharing and viewing. Guests will be asked to arrive at Theatre N at 8:00 a.m. for thirty minutes of coffee and networking. The talks will begin promptly at 8:30am followed by fifteen minutes of Q&A and additional networking until 9:30am.
What have you not done yet that you would like to be part of your story or included in your eulogy?
How has failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a favorite failure?
In the last five years, what new belief, behavior or habit has most improved your life?
What activities make you lose track of time?
What book do you most often give or recommend and how has that book influenced you?
What have you purchased, or been given, in the last year valued under $200 that has most positively impacted your life?
If you could broadcast a message to everyone in the world knowing it would be received and remembered what would it be?
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