ZeAng InduZtries showcases actual and potential
well as nonprofits, cooperatives, and other organizations—in
their conceptual or formative stages. It is conceived and managed
Robert Figueroa, with invaluable advice and contributions from
others (see below). Not a business itself,
ZeAng is a voluntary effort on the part of its participants to
apply sound business principles to entrepreneurial and
those that seek to improve society and transform lives.
ZeAng aims to provide a safe,
affordable online "starter home" for good ideas, as these strive to grow into
viable and enduring businesses and organizations that make a real difference.
ZeAng grew out of the
entrepreneurial and public service interests of a small group of graduate and
undergraduate students, recent graduates, and faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University.
The name derives from that of Robert Figueroa's adopted daughter from Shantou,
Jin Zeang. The corresponding Chinese characters refer to elements
of nature (e.g., ocean, moon) and their harmonious interdependence.
Among its successes to date is ZeAng's contribution to
launching the nonprofit research and public service
Center for Assistive
Lifestyle Innovation (CALI) at FGCU.
Kluckhuhn, the founder and current director of the Center for Assistive
Lifestyle Innovation, is a tireless advocate for people with age-related and
other disabilities and frailties. His varied background as a builder,
inventor, public health researcher, IT professional and volunteer caregiver
led him to envision the enormous yet largely untapped potential of technology
to address the challenges of aging and disability. In fact, most of
initiatives address issues surrounding the health and quality of life of an
David deMoya is a graduate of both the
bachelor's and master's programs in information systems at Florida Gulf Coast
University's College of Business. A highly talented programmer and a
voracious self-teacher, he is also an exceptional teacher and mentor for
is an information systems veteran with nearly 20 years of corporate IT experience, most notably as a systems
analyst and project manager for Readers Digest. His skills range from
managing mission critical data involving millions of customer records, to
migrating legacy systems to Web and Internet technologies, to the creation of
computer based training and educational materials. Chandler has
dedicated many volunteer hours helping people with developmental disabilities
to use and benefit from computers.
Joseph Willingham background includes
service as an Army pharmacy technician, commercial construction project
manager, and IT consultant. He combines technical savvy with exceptional
organizational skills and a creative flair.