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DEC Memorial Tournament Hospitality House on 18

May 31, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Memorial Golf Tournament


You are cordially invited to join us for a DEC Tradition, with featured guest speaker, Tony Trippe w/ Patinformatics.

2017 DEC Premier Event “Memorial Tournament Hospitality House on 18” Wednesday, May 31.

Enjoy a relaxing day at a private residence on the 18th fairway of the famed Muirfield Village Golf Club. You will be shuttled from a parking lot to the front door of the house (cannot drive yourself to the house).
You will receive a day pass to the day’s events. * Pro-Am, Golf Clinic, Practice Rounds
You will have access to the house for the day, with lunch and beverages provided.  * No Charge…Thank You to our sponsors!

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

11:00am-6:00pm (shuttles to & from house start boarding at 10:30am)
11:30-12:30 – Lunch
12:00-2:00 – Meet Craig Krenzel (OSU QB & 2002 National Champion)
12:45-1:00 – YEA! Student Investor Pitches
1:00-1:15 – “Gaining the Invisible Edge in Your Business Strategy” by Tony Trippe

Special Guests:

Tony Trippe… It is often said that knowledge is power, and that applied knowledge creates a competitive advantage, but where does that knowledge and insight come from? Come and hear a story about how FitBit could have anticipate the purchase of an active competitor by its main rival Jawbone, and how the gathering of intelligence dictated corporate strategy for both organizations as they battled for dominance in the personal fitness monitor space.

To let you in on the punch line, I looked at both companies in 2013, before the segment really exploded and recommended that both companies should buy patents in order to protect their businesses. A few weeks after I published my findings Jawbone bought one of the companies I suggested they should be looking at. The point would be less about patents per se, and more about how gathering intelligence on your business segment, regardless of the source can help you anticipate what your competitors are likely to do next, and allow you to be prepared to counter those moves.

DEC Banner Sponsors, including Craig Krenzel w Arthur Krenzel Lett (former Buckeye QB and 2002 National Champion)

*Also representatives from: Sequent, Rea & Associates, FocusCFO, 5/3 Bank, Carlile Patchen & Murphy

Hear Investor Pitch Presentations from students from the Young Entrepreneurs Academy “YEA!” class of 2017.

*Including local winner and the US NE Region Runner-Up, Top 8 in the US, Lilly Byrne w “Love To Go To Lilly’s,” daughter of DEC tenant Matt Byrne

More about our featured guest speaker: Tony Trippe, Managing Director of Patinformatics, LLC. Patinformatics is a leading, full-service advisory firm specializing in patent analytics and landscaping to support decision making for technology based businesses. Patinformatics provides strategic insights that support technology leaders in making better informed decisions because of our focus on addressing specific technical issues, and a business centered discussion of patent trends and analysis. In addition to operating Patinformatics, Mr. Trippe is an Adjunct Professor of IP Management and Markets at Illinois Institute of Technology teaching a course on patent analysis, and landscapes for strategic decision making. Tony is an influential thought leader in the patent analysis field, and a sought after speaker. He has been invited to speak at conferences organized by the European Patent Office, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), The State Intellectual Property Office of China, the Korean Intellectual Property Office and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. He has written or contributed to IP related articles that have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Washington Post and more than a dozen additional sources.

Parking/Shuttle to House:
At Dublin Jerome HS Parking Lot, off Brand Rd…look for signs
Shuttles will run between 10:30am and 6:00pm to and from the Hospitality House

Memorial Schedule for Wed, May 31
Nationwide Pro-Am Invitational – 7:30am start
Memorial Honory Ceremony – 3:00 – Greg Norman
Jack Nicklaus Golf Clinic – 4:30


If you plan to attent, You MUST register. Do so by clicking the “Register Button”



May 31, 2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Event Parking Lot w Shuttle – 8300 Hyland Croy Rd
8300 Hyland Croy Rd
Dublin, OH 43017 United States
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