2017 AIChE NorCal March Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:00pm-9:00pm PST
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Mahnaz Firouzi
708 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
United States
Synopsis of the Presentation:
Relaying his own experiences of starting a consulting firm as a young entrepreneur in the chemical engineering field. The talk will include:
  • How to be an entrepreneur as a chemical engineer - even if you think you are too young! 
  • Basic strategies for entrepreneurship/self- employment - even while keeping your job. 
  • Why chemical engineering is a great field for entrepreneurship. 
  • The struggles and myths of self-employment.

Speaker Bio:
Greg Dudish runs Dudish Consulting, L.L.C. - an independent consultancy founded in 2014. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Chemical Engineering degree. Right out of college, he worked as the unit engineer for 1 million/lbs per day polypropylene plant outside of Houston, Texas. Experience at the plant gave him traditional chemical engineering experience, Lean/Six Sigma training, and he was awarded three patents during his two years. Greg left the company in 2013, packed his car, and drove out to California to try entrepreneurship. There were some little victories mixed with many failures from business ideas ranging from engineering resume reviews to gourmet beef jerky delivery. But he ultimately decided to go back to his roots of chemical engineering by founding his consulting company. His clients have included a medical device manufacturer, a meadery (honey wine), and a municipal recycler.

Program consists of:
  • Sake Tasting w/Light Appetizers (6:00-7:00 pm)
  • Presentation & Q/A (7:00-8:00 pm)
  • Networking (8:00-8:30 pm)
Location: Takara Sake USA Inc.
AIChE Professional Members: $ 20.00
Non Members: $ 25.00
AIChE Retirees/Students Members: $15.00
Payment Options
Contact: Akash Narani, Vice Chair, AIChE NorCal