Then join SNEEF on February 8th to hear how Durval Tavares, founder of Aquabotix, built a successful technology startup right here in Southern New England. In 2011, Durval Tavares founded Aquabotix, a manufacturer of underwater vehicles, in Fall River and in 2017 the company went public on the Australian stock exchange. During this special SNEEF event, Durval will describe his journey and how he developed the company from a concept to an IPO and, undoubtedly, provide the audience with practical advice along the way.
Mr. Tavares has over 30 years of successful business and entrepreneurial leadership experience in technology, defense and finance organizations in both the private and public sectors. Mr. Tavares has logged over 20 years working with underwater technology, including AUV, ROV, submarine and torpedo systems development for advanced defense projects and private contractors. His work at the Naval Underwater Warfare Center on submarine technology included several patents in his name.
While at Fidelity Investments for 10 years, Mr. Tavares was a senior executive responsible for leading new product development for the financial services giant.
Mr. Tavares earned his BSEE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, graduating first in his class. He has made frequent presentations to technical and motivational forums and is active in mentoring programs.
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