Hank Weghorst


There are few major corporations in the world that have yet to deploy technology that was in some way, shape, or form produced by Weghorst.  A long-time veteran of the tech industry, Weghorst specializes in creating and growing leading-edge software companies.  A self described sufferer of technology deficit disorder, Hank is constantly hunting for the current wave, trying to analyze and understand  the potential disruptions in play, and demonstrating how to bring the potential value to the marketplace. Since the 90’s, He has founded and served as CEO and/or executive team member on multiple venture funded companies.  Companies under his leadership have received large scale start-up financings resulting in numerous successful M&A and IPO events.

Educated as an architect, Weghorst brings a combined right brain/left brain passion to all things high-tech.  From designing the original computer graphic imagery algorithms in Hollywood in the 80’s, to recently building the world’s most global complex IT strategy applications, Hank’s influence can be seen ranging across consumer media outlets to the executive board room.   Recent technology start-ups include:  Media Logic, iChat, Ventix Systems, Question Technologies, Troux Technologies, Workstreamer and Avention.  Currently, Weghorst is a partner at the private equity firm Cannondale Investments, Inc., CTO of Avention, Inc., serves as an executive advisor to technology start-ups, as well as serving on multiple university business school advisory committees. He has been published in numerous industry publications, authored technology books and has been awarded multiple technology patents.  He holds a B.E.D. Texas A&M University and an M.S. from Cornell University.

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