The impossible just costs a little more

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“How we got them to fire at us”

Jerry Knotts is the person you want on your side when you are pitching your big idea to the world. He spoke with host Mark Sylvester about his early background and wanting to fly since he was a young man and how engineering fit into his life plan. The stories are captivating.

My luck and passion matched.
He and Mark cover a lot of ground and gets into some areas that were unexpected;
  • His early career in the Air Force
  • Penn State and it’s ROTC program
  • Working on secret projects in Germany in 1964
  • What it’s like being a navigator on a live fire mission and the story behind the quote above.
  • Working with sub-contractors and inventing the future
  • Retiring in 1984, but certainly not retired
  • His work with California Lutheran University over the years
  • The founding and growth of the California Coast Venture Forum
    • CBIS – Clean Business Investment Summit
  • How to pitch!
  • Taking the local success in the venture/startup community global
Jerry is the President/CEO of the California Coast Venture Forum and President of J.E. Knotts & Associates. He has more than 30 years successful experience in small, medium and large sized defense and aerospace low and hi-technology companies. He served as Vice-President/General Manager, Defense Electronics Div, California Microwave and Vice-President, American Nucleonics Corporation. He serves as a member of the Board of Counselors, California Lutheran University School of Business; a member of the SoCalBio Investor Conference Company/Company Screening Board; and a mentor for the LARTA Institute.