Ohio University alumnus Jake Sigal, recipient of the 2016 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, will be featured in an upcoming Center for Entrepreneurship meet and greet event on February 8 from 2 – 3 p.m. at the Konneker Alumni Center.
All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this Fireside Chat with Sigal, who is the CEO of Detroit’s Tome, Inc. Sigal sold his first startup, Livio, to Ford Motor Co. in 2013, and then launched Tome in 2014. Tome combines the newest technologies with the ideas from new user experiences, and creates partnerships for business development.
The Konneker Medal was created to recognize current and former Ohio University faculty and students who excel in the realms of innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship. Sigal received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial and systems engineering from the Russ College at Ohio University. The Konneker Medal is not the first award presented to Sigal from Ohio University. He also received the Charles J. and Claire O. Ping Graduate Award. In addition to Ohio University honors, his industry recognized him through the Automotive Leadership Up and Coming Award and Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Come chat with Sigal at the meet and greet hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship, a partnership between the College of Business and Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.