Harlee Sorkin
Harlee Sorkin
Clinical Assistant Professor

Harlee Sorkin is co-founder and Managing Director of Common Place Holdings, LLC, a health tech venture studio that provides management & seed funding for companies that it helps to form.  This builds upon a 15-year consulting practice with an emphasis on business formation, capitalization, product and customer development.  Prior to that, Harlee helped to lead Traco Labs, Inc., a manufacturer of health & nutrition ingredients, to a successful exit to Degussa, AG.

Harlee is the NSF I-Corps program instructor and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at EnterpriseWorks in the Research Park.  He holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois.

Recent Courses Taught

  • ENG 250 (TE 250) - From Idea to Enterprise
  • ENG 298 1 (ENG 298 A) - From Idea to Enterprise
  • ENG 398 F - Bootstrap to VC: Fund Startup
  • TE 298 1 (TE 298 A, TE 298 HS) - Communication Tech Innovators
  • TE 398 F - Bootstrap to VC: Fund Startup
  • TE 401 C (TE 401 F, TE 401 G, TE 401 A) - Develop Breakthrough Projects
  • TE 598 HS - Communication Tech Innovators