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Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Commercialization Academy Showcase
Tue, October 25, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
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Hosted by Griffiss Institute, IgniteU NY, and Wasabi Ventures, this showcase will underscore the efforts made by these three organizations to enhance the venture capital and startup ecosystems in Upstate New York.
Are you interested in building a startup around Department of Defense intellectual property (IP) from the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) in Rome, New York? Join us to learn more about the AFRL Commericalization Academy - what it is and how it works!
This is a great opportunity to meet two of the Fall 2016 AFRL Commercialization Academy startup teams before they compete at the Fall 2016 AFRL Commercialization Academy Demo Day on October 26, 2016 at The thINCubator in Utica, NY. Member teams Boxscore and Sensible Spreader Technologies will join attendees to share how being a part of the AFRL Commercialization Academy has helped them to grow their startups.
As an added bonus, startup accelerator IgniteU NY will unveil their new programming for startups and entrepreneurs in the Upstate and Central New York regions.
Boxscore is a sports team management network for athletes, teams, coaches, parents, and fans to create real-time updates associated with team fees, scores, standings, rosters, statistics, benchmarks, and networking for little league, collegiate, and professional sports teams.
Using mobile devices, wireless sensors, and cloud computing, Sensible Spreader brings operators of winter road maintenance and street sweeping fleets together in real-time through the Coverage Indication System in order to economize resources, increase safety, and decrease impact on the environment.
About the Commercialization Academy
The Commercialization Academy is a Griffiss Institute entrepreneurial education program sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI). The program is designed to develop entrepreneurial leaders through the commercialization of federal intellectual property (IP).
During a five-month commercial viability process, entrepreneurs receive an abundance of tools and resources, including an educational platform that teaches the logistics of building a startup. Each IP technology and entrepreneur goes through an intense vetting process to further explore the commercial viability of the technologies. Each entrepreneur seeks to develop and test strategies to build sustainable startups eligible for licensing opportunities. Each entrepreneur selected embarks on an acceleration process to either build a sustainable startup, or enhance technology from an already existing startup, with Department of Defense intellectual property from the Information Directorate.
Griffiss Institute welcomed Wasabi Ventures to lead the way in 2015.