Jul 14, 2021
Tony Armstrong is a leader with decades of experience bridging the gaps between the higher education, government, economic development, and technology sectors. In his current position as the President & CEO of IU Ventures, Tony facilitates collaborations between Indiana University faculty, students, staff, alumni, and partners to help foster the creation and growth of high-potential startup ventures. In this role, Tony established both the Innovate Indiana Fund and the Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund.
Prior to this appointment, Armstrong served as Executive Director of the IU Office of Engagement and as Associate Director of the Office of Technology Commercialization at IU’s Advanced Research and Technology Institute. He also served as the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund.
In this fun and insightful episode, Tony talks about growing up around the Madison Regatta (think Woodstock meets Top Gun on the water), his unique approach to reading books, the purpose and mission behind IU Ventures, and the moment where he realized the importance of being aware and prepared to do something different when things suddenly change.