Founders and Funders Panel Discussion

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Founders and Funders Panel Discussion

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Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Tepper Building 5000 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA - Pennsylvania 15213

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Founders and Funders: A Panel Discussion with Founders and Leaders Who Have Launched Companies AND Investors Who Invest in Cybersecurity Companies

Are you curious about how cybersecurity research is transitioned out of academia to have impact in the real world? One path is through the formation of startup companies. This kickoff workshop of the Cybersecurity Commercialization Workshop Series will give CMU researchers an opportunity to hear from founders and leaders who have launched companies about their motivations, experiences and lessons learned. Also a panel of investors will discuss current investment trends in cybersecurity, how they evaluate investment opportunities, and how to best engage with investors.


2:00-2:15: Welcome by Lorrie Faith Cranor, Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor in Security and Privacy Technologies, CyLab; FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering & Public Policy; Co-founder Wombat Security

2:15-2:30: Audience statements of research thrusts

2:30-3:50: Introductions of Panelists, Panel discussions, Q&A



    3:50-4:05 Overview of resources to support entrepreneurship, and upcoming events

    4:05-4:30 Networking