Startup Seminar: Bench to Business - How Great Innovators Cross the Chasm to Commercial Success
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
University of Minnesota researchers are invited to a free start-up seminar hosted by the Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC).
This program will explore several principles, tools and practices to supplement your technical expertise and help you anticipate and navigate the challenges along the path from discovery and IP to commercial success. We'll explore the “three C’s” of innovation: the broader context (the innovation ecosystem), the capability required for a commercially viable solution (the business model), and the collaboration practices necessary to execute the business model successfully.
If you have ever thought about setting up or getting involved in a new company but haven't yet had much commercial experience, the information at this session will be valuable.
Registration & Networking 5:00 - 5:15
Welcome 5:15 - 5:40
Dale Nugent, UMN OTC Venture Development Executive
Tom Brady, Clifton Larson Allen
Keynote Presentation and Small Panel Discussion 5:40 - 7:00
Kirk Froggatt, Moderator, Gemini Chair, Senior Fellow - Technology Leadership Institute
Terri Soutor, CEO, FastBridge Learning
Scott McConnell, Professor - Educational Psychology, Founder - Early Learning Labs
Q&A 7:00 - 7:30
Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres are provided.
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University of Minnesota Office for Technology Commercialization
The Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) oversees all aspects of technology commercialization at the University, bridging the gap between the lab and the marketplace to connect faculty with companies to achieve results.