The Proof of Concept Institute, Inc. is a California 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, whose expertise is in the design and development of customized, web-based educational content directed to training and guidance of entrepreneurial university faculty, post docs and students in the commercialization of high technology innovations, including those with applications in the regulated life sciences domain.
Hal W. DeLong
During his early career, Hal spent 13 years with Johnson & Johnson and Becton Dickinson medical device divisions in various senior product management, and sales and marketing management positions before joining his first medical startup Murex Corp. as VP, Sales & Marketing. He later served more than 10 years as Exec. VP, Business Development & Marketing with San Diego startup Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp. before becoming CEO of Metracor Technologies, Inc., an early-stage, venture capital-backed medical device manufacturer.
Hal’s industry experience included leadership roles in the development and commercialization of numerous clinical diagnostic and critical care monitoring systems, as well as the early development of a novel drug delivery technology platform that is now in clinical use. Several of these programs involved collaboration with university researchers and clinicians, as well as joint development and marketing agreements with major medical corporations.
More recently, Hal has consulted to early-stage medical device startups, served as a San Diego CONNECT Springboard Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and since 2005 has served as a Business and Technology Advisor to the William J. von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center within the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering.
Mr. Savidge has over 40 years of line management, CEO, Board of Director, venture capital and consulting experience. He is regarded as an expert in entrepreneurism, strategy development, technology commercialization, and corporate internal venturing. His consulting clients included Eastman Kodak, Exxon/Mobil, BankAmerica and Lockheed.
In addition, Mr. Savidge is a published author of several business books and taught technology innovation, marketing and business planning for 18 years at UCSD Extension before co-founding the William J. von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center at the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering.
Web Development Partner
Mr. Stadwiser’s experience in the web/interactive industry began in San Francisco in the late 1990’s where he worked for The North Face, Inc. as a web development project manager. In 2003 Steve founded Sessionwise, an agency based in San Diego, which in 2011 joined forces with the award-winning Jacob Tyler Creative Group, a full-service, brand communications firm specializing in printed collateral, web design and development, product design, online marketing, social media, and reputation management.
Mr. Stadwiser was responsible for a broad range of Jacob Tyler services that included custom website design and maintenance. He has recently returned to his entrepreneurial roots and once again operates Sessionwise as an independent, custom web development company specializing in responsive frontend and WordPress development.