Startup Business Development Course

AUTM Annual Meeting

Startup Course

Sunday, February 20
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Royal, Third Floor

Startups are vehicles through which university innovations can make a societal and economic impact. University decisions made before, during and after the formation of a startup, however, can dramatically impact the potential for success – or failure. This course will guide the audience on how to optimize a startup’s odds for success. Topics include facilities, grant and equity funding, mentors, programs, policies and ecosystems. This day of interactive speakers and panels is designed for both newcomers just starting out and veterans who want to scale their efforts for increased impact.

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Join us for content-rich topics and collaborative discussions to learn how you can effect change and support startups at your institution.

Sunday, February 20

7:30 - 7:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
7:45 – 8 a.m. Opening Remarks
8 – 8:30 a.m. What is a startup and why do we care?
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.  Management Teams
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.  Mentors, Advisors, and In-residence Programs
10:15 – 11 a.m.  Accelerators and Incubators
11 – 11:45 a.m. University Policies and Conflicts of Interest
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 – 1:45 p.m. Internal Grant and Venture Funds
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Investor Development
2:30 – 3 p.m. Break
3 – 3:45 p.m. Ecosystems
3:45 - 4 p.m.     Wrap-up


Annual Meeting Sponsors

AstraZeneca
Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
Wellspring
KPPB
Osage University Partners
PhRMA
Casimir Jones, SC
Michael Best & Friedrich
Cayuse
NIIMBL
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Nixon Peabody
Parker Highlander PLLC
LevelSet Capital
Merck
Marshall Gerstein
InfoEd
Blank Rome LLP
KISSPlatform Europe BV
Novartis
LockeLord
Elsevier
Quarles & Brady LLP
Computer Packages, Inc.
Boehringer Ingelheim
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
NYU Langone
Berggren
RWS
Fox Rothschild LLP