The Pipeline entrepreneurial fellowship program has announced that Dave Alburty, CEO of InnovaPrep, Drexel, MO will join the 2013 Class of Entrepreneurial Fellows. Pipeline is an exclusive community of high-potential entrepreneurial leaders building high-growth companies throughout the Midwest Region. Each year, approximately a dozen new members representing the Region’s top entrepreneurial companies are invited to join Pipeline after an extensive selection process.
New members from Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri participate in a unique and rigorous year-long business leadership development program focused on accelerating the growth of their companies. Pipeline blends workshop modules, advice from national experts and a deepening of the relationships among new and current Pipeline members.
“This is an exciting year for InnovaPrep, and I’m especially enthusiastic about my participation in the Pipeline program,” said Dave Alburty, one of the founders of InnovaPrep. “We are poised for a quantum leap in company performance, and I believe that working and growing with my fellow Pipeline members and the elite Pipeline network will be key for me to facilitate that.”
Mr. Alburty has over twenty years’ experience in the Aerosol Research Industry. Beginning at Midwest Research Institute (MRI) in Kansas City his work as a staff research scientist centered on aerosol studies in environmental and biodefense applications. After serving fifteen years at MRI, Dave founded an aerosol science and engineering R&D test and evaluation/product development lab in Drexel Missouri. AlburtyLab offers third party validation to developers of many large-scale Homeland Security and Department of Defense projects as well as various commercial products.
Through his work in the biodefense industry, Dave recognized a missing technology between bio-collection and rapid biodetection/identification. That link is the advancement of sample preparation and biological concentration technologies. Through internal research and development projects at AlburtyLab, The InnovaPrep System was developed to fulfill that need. InnovaPrep LLC was subsequently launched in June 2009 as a manufacturer and integrator of biological sampling and concentration systems and solutions.
Pipeline’s entrepreneurs do not just “learn about business.” The aim is to undergo a life altering experience that also changes the direction and trajectory of their company and connects them to lifelong friends and allies. In the process, Pipeline entrepreneurs recognize the power of the network and remain engaged as they start new companies, enter even higher growth issues, become investors and continue as leaders in Pipeline and in their communities.
“Pipeline helps entrepreneurs grow both as business leaders and as community leaders,” said Joni Cobb, Pipeline CEO. “Our members are the next generation of entrepreneurs who are changing industries and driving economic growth in the Region, the United States and the world.”
Pipeline announced the 2013 Class of Entrepreneurial Fellows at its Innovator of the Year awards event on Jan. 24 at The Midland in Kansas City. To learn more about Pipeline and the fellows in the 2013 class, please visit the Pipeline website.
InnovaPrep’s fourteen pending and awarded patents apply to highly efficient collection, recovery, and concentration of biological particles from air, surfaces, and liquids. InnovaPrep’s novel biological particle Wet Foam ElutionTM process underlies many of these patents and enables recovery of particles from filters, membranes, surfaces, and objects. The primary utility for these technologies is to greatly improve the way biological samples, especially those containing pathogenic organisms, are collected and prepared for analysis beyond the state-of-the-art.
Pipeline is an exclusive community of high-potential entrepreneurial leaders building high-growth companies throughout the Midwest region. Pipeline’s Class of Fellows represent Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. Each year, approximately 10-12 new members are invited to join Pipeline after an extensive selection process. New members participate in a unique and rigorous year-long business leadership development program that blends workshop modules, advice from national experts and a deepening of the relationships among new and current Pipeline members. As keystones of the regional business environment, Pipeline members are creating jobs, investing in their businesses and communities and mentoring the next-generation of business leaders.
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