Startup Cafe is an entrepreneur speaking series that shares experiences and wisdom of successful technology entrepreneurs that have a local connection with people working in the Research Park and community. Sanjay Patel is the co-founder of Nuvixa, founded in 2009 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Nuvixa StagePresence software actually places participants in a shared space, adding a new dimension to video conferencing, communications, collaborations and presentations. This more immersive approach helps engage and connect people by allowing them to better work, converse, and share experiences -- making virtual presence a reality. https://vix.tv Patel is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Sony Faculty Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also CEO and co-Founder of Nuvixa. From 2004 through 2008, he served as the Chief Architect and Chief Technology Officer at AGEIA Technologies, prior to its acquisition by Nvidia Corp. Lunch will be served.