How I can help you
I am a semi-retired engineer, educator, and small business owner.
In the early ‘90s, my partner and I bootstrapped a founder-funded tech startup which we organically grew into a 1M+/year business designing and building automated weighing systems. This business continues today as a part-time “side hustle”.
I was privileged to have the opportunity to return to college (as a grandfather) to earn an Engineering Management Masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, co-sponsored by the Wharton School of Business.
With my “extra” time, I volunteer at Landhealth Institute an environmental educational 501(C)(3) startup, the Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium as a volunteer (diving with the sharks and other aquatic residents), and now proudly as a mentor at the Philadelphia chapter of SCORE.
I look forward to sharing my small business, information technology, programming, engineering, and educational experience to help local entrepreneurs start and improve small businesses in Philadelphia.
Educational and Professional details can be found on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.garlen.net
Areas of Expertise
- Business Plans / Startup Assistance
- Product Development & Manufacturing
- Educational Services
- Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services