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Friday, December 7, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)


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 In partnership with Arizona Business Incubation Association (AzBIA), TechEDge2012 is a fast-paced day designed to equip technology entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies with the practical tools and innovative resources they need to succeed and be the leading edge. The conference covers topics such as winning SBIR Awards, Incubator Advantages, Crowdfunding, and resources for small business.



7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.               Registration/Networking

                                                Light Refreshments will be provided

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.               Keynote Address

                                                Tom Wujec, Autodesk

 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.             Incubator Advantages

                                                Intro: Christine Mackay, City of Chandler

Storyteller: Joann MacMaster, Arizona Center for Innovation

Subject Matter Expert (SME): Russ Yelton, NACET

Q&A: Christine Mackay, City of Chandler

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.           How to Win SBIR Awards & Commercialization through   Strategic Partnerships

                                                Intro: Molly Gilbert, University of Arizona Science and

Technology Park

Story Teller: Joshua Cross, Hermes Commerce, Inc.

SME: Lee Cheatham, BioDesign Institute at ASU

                                                Q&A: Molly Gilbert, University of Arizona Science and

Technology Park

11:45 a.m.                               Mayor’s Welcome

                                                Mayor Jay Tibshraeny

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.          Keynote Lunch Speaker - Crowdfunding

                                                Storyteller: Cameron Davison

                                                SME: Aaron Cain, Fennemore Craig

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.              IP/Patents

                                                Intro: Aaron Cain, Fennemore Craig

Storyteller: Dr. Laura Eggink, Susavion

Dr. J. Kenneth Hoober, Susavion

                                                SME: Rod Fuller, Booth Udall PLC

Q&A: Aaron Cain, Fennemore Craig

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.              Resource Pitch

                                                Get plugged into the useful resources in your own backyard. (3-5 minutes from each speaker to highlight non-traditional resources)

Moderator: Mitzi Montoya, ASU

Speakers: Mitzi Montoya, ASU’s CoLABoratory

Tim Provencher, Advanced Integrated Technology (AIT)

Jill Howard, AZ Core Labs

Chris Petroff, Seed Spot

Derek Neighbors, Gangplank

Randy Gustafson, ACA Grant/mentor program

Sanjay Dhole, SBDC

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              Q&A Lightening Round: All your questions answered

We will be using www.polleverywhere.com for this portion

of the event

                                                Moderator: Mitzi Montoya, ASU      

Speakers: All

4:00 p.m.                                 Social Event – Happy Hour

When & Where

Chandler City Council Chambers
88 E Chicago St
Chandler, AZ 85225

Friday, December 7, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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Please feel free to contact Mitchel Allen with questions mitchel.allen-rivera@chandleraz.gov

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