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Academic Founder Event

Office for Technology Commercialization

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Minneapolis, MN

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The Academic Founder Event, hosted by the Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) will feature some out-of-state, successful investors and researchers who have founded companies with university technologies. The purpose of the event is to encourage more UMN researchers to commercialize the technologies developed from their research. The event will consist of two panels and two networking opportunities, allowing attendees to have discussions with the panelists. These experts will give attendees a unique perspective on entrepreneurship. 



3:30 - 4:00 PM - Registration

4:00 - 4:05 PM - Welcome 

4:05 - 5:05 PM - Venture Capital Panel

5:05 - 5:50 PM - Networking

5:50 - 6:50 PM - Academic Founder Panel

6:50 - 8:00 PM - Networking






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  • Both the Gopher Lot and the Maroon Lot will be open for public parking. The Gopher Lot is located at the South East corner of the stadium on 23rd Ave. SE and charges an hourly fee that maxes out at $12.00. The Gopher Lot is closest to the Event Entrance
  • The Maroon Lot is located at the North West corner of the stadium on 6th St. SE. The Maroon Lot charges a flat $4.00 Fee
  • Guests should enter at the Benton County Premium Entrance located at the South West corner of the stadium next to Goldy's Locker Room
Have questions about Academic Founder Event? Contact Office for Technology Commercialization

When & Where

TCF Bank Stadium, Indoor Club Room
2009 University Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Office for Technology Commercialization

The Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) oversees all aspects of technology commercialization at the University of Minnesota, bridging the gap between the lab and the marketplace to connect faculty with companies to achieve results.

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