Antonio Lück brings a fresh perspective and strong entrepreneurial spirit to the board of Detroit Young Professionals
. He is a portfolio manager at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation
, where he oversees the MEDC's investments in 25 different companies and sits on most of those companies' boards. In his previous role, he first served Delphi as the Adams Entrepreneur Fellow by managing business development and later was hired to perform intellectual property analysis. During the 2006 E2Detroit
Conference competition, he won the "Exceptional Entrepreneur" title after his team developed a business plan and created a marketable product. Antonio's integral role in the launch of Monarch Antenna Inc., a new technology company spun out by Delphi, paved the way for him to be recognized as one of the 2008 "20 in their 20's" by Crain's Detroit Business
Antonio was born in Brazil and received degrees from universities in his home country in law from Faculdade de Direito Curitiba and in civil engineering from Universidade Federal do Paraná. He is a certified engineer and a licensed lawyer in Brazil and served as an advisor to the president of Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná for more than five years. During this period he was involved in creating the Project Office and the Intellectual Property Office in the University Tuiuti of Paraná. Stateside, Antonio received his MBA from Wayne State University and is an advisor to the school's MBA Association.