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Norman Kaderlan, Ph. D.

KaderlanA noted management consultant, teacher and writer, Norman Kaderlan, Ph.D., has more than twenty years experience successfully managing entrepreneurial organizations at the local, regional and national level.

Dr. Kaderlan’s clients range from small businesses to nonprofit organizations to Fortune 500 companies. He has also served as director of Austin Technology Incubator, which is currently home to 15 new growth ventures. He has successfully completed projects in South Africa, Poland, Romania, Jordan, and Khazakstan.

Along with fellow TIG co-founder Dan Hanson Dr. Kaderlan devised the vision, structure, and program outline for the North Texas Enterprise Center for Medical Technology, a regional medical technology incubator and accelerator. His work on this project included identifying the initial network of stakeholders, mentors, service providers and key staff, raising initial funding in excess of $1.5 million, and launching the program.

Dr. Kaderlan has taught at several top universities. He is currently an adjunct professor at The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Engineering, where he teaches “The Enterprise of Technology,” a graduate seminar in technology commercialization, which he created with Dr. Steve Nichols. Previously, he was on the faculty at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, where he taught entrepreneurship and business strategy. He also taught at the UCLA Graduate School of Management.

Dr. Kaderlan has also served as the Associate Director of Non-degree Educational Programs at the IC 2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, and teaches short courses on technology commercialization around the world.

Dr. Kaderlan earned his B.S. in Life Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and went on to earn an M.S. in the History of Science and his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.