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Richard BENDIS President and Chief Executive Officer, Innovation America; Member, USIP - White House U.S. Innovation Partnership, Philadelphia


1967-1972 Account Manager, Quaker Oats Company, Indianapolis, In
1972-1973 District Representative, Polaroid Corporation, Overland Park, Ks
1973-1975 District Manager, Texas Instruments, Inc., Overland Park, Ks
1976-1980 Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Marion Laboratories, Inc., Kansas City, Mo
1981-1983 President and Executive Committee Chairman, Kimberly Services, Inc., Overland Park, Ks
1983-1986 Chairman, President, and CEO, Continental Health Care Systems, Inc., Overland Park, Ks
1986-1992 Founder and President, R.A.B. Ventures, Inc., Overland Park, Ks
1986-2001 Founder, First President, and Board Director, SPTA - Silicon Prairie Technology Association, Kansas City, Mo
since 1993 Founder and Chairman, President & CEO, GTEC - Global Technology Enterprise Corporation, Philadelphia, Pa
1993-2001 President & CEO, KTEC - Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation, Topeka, Ks
2001-2006 Founder, President, CEO, and current Chairman of the Board, IP - INNOVATION PHILADELPHIA CORPORATION, Philadelphia, Pa
2006-2007 Former Chairman, President, and CEO, TPID - TRUE PRODUCT ID, Philadelphia, Pa
since 2006 Founder, President and CEO, BIG - BENDIS INVESTMENT GROUP LLC, Philadelphia, Pa
since 2008 Founder, President and CEO, IA - INNOVATION AMERICA, Philadelphia, Pa


Member, Founding Board Member, State Science and Technology Institute
Member, Founding Board Member and Vice Chairman of the Board, The National Association of Seed and Venture Funds
Member, Drexel University Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology Advisory Board
Member, Chairman Strategic Advisory Board, Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center


Intentional Entrepreneur: Bringing Technology and Engineering to the Real New Economy, 2004
Applied Reseach in Economic Development  A New Direction for Technology-Based Economic Development: The Role of Innovation Intermediaries , 2007
Industry & Higher Education -A new direction for economic development: the role of innovation intermediaries, 2008
Science Progress- Creating a National Innovation Framework, 2009


KTEC s Tibbetts SBIR Award from the Small Business Administration
Ernst &Young Entrepreneur Supporter of the Year, Kansas City Region and National EOY Judge
Kansas City Small Business Monthly s Recipient of the  Small Business and Entrepreneurial Legacy Award
SBA Region III 2003 Research Advocate of the Year Award