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The MidMichigan Innovation Center is a privately funded, non-profit business incubator assisting entrepreneurs in the creation and expansion of their businesses throughout mid-Michigan.
Ken Kousky is CEO of the MidMichigan Innovation Center. In addition, Ken is also President/CEO of IPł, Inc., an information security consulting firm.
An experienced chief executive and financial economist, Ken is a veteran of the information technology industry. Ken has successfully started three companies and played instrumental roles in two turnarounds and two IPO’s. In 1988, Ken founded an IT services company, Wave Technologies, and within six years, he guided his vision from home through an IPO to a successful public company.
An active investor in start-ups, Ken is a founding member and Executive Director of the BlueWater Angels Investment Network, a Michigan-based funding network that reviews more than 100 potential businesses annually.
In 2010, Ken was appointed President of the Saginaw Public Schools Foundation and currently serves on the Board of Michigan Sugar Company; Angel Capital Association’s Public Policy Committee; GLEQ Board of Directors; Air Advantage Advisory Board; Duperon Corporation Advisory Board; Chairman of the Board of Salare Security, and prior Founder and Board Member of Bravo:Smart Web Design. In addition, Ken has served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Chicago Chamber of Commerce and its CEC, Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center. From 2007-2010, Ken served as Dow Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Saginaw Valley State University.
As an inventor, Ken holds a pending patent assigned to the Illinois Institute of Technology, US Patent Application #11/641375, filed December 18, 2006, titled “Method for Securing Streaming Multimedia Network Transmissions”, and he was the lead investigator for a U.S. Department of Defense STTR Research Grant. As a technologist, Ken holds professional certifications as a CISSP, CISA, CGEIT, and CRISC, (Certified Information Systems Security Professional; Certified Information Systems Auditor; Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT; and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control).
A sought-after speaker on topics such as national cyber security, corporate risk management and enterprise network security, Ken is able to bridge the gap between the "C's" and their focus on financial outcomes and the operational and technical professionals. From "Bits to Budgets", he is able to cut through the noise factors surrounding today's critical technology, business and security issues to provide clear and concise insight into the most pressing IT Security issues.
Ken has taught at Saginaw Valley State University, Washington University where he serves on its Arts and Sciences National Council, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Kenneth participated in the FundingPost event: Detroit VC & Angel Event
on November 1, 2012 in MI, Sponsored by The Launchpad at Walsh College, Alfa Jango, GrowDetroit
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