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.

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

NIIMBL
Parker Highlander PLLC
PhRMA
Merck
Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
KPPB
LifeArc
Osage University Partners
Wellspring
Blank Rome LLP
Novartis
Casimir Jones, SC
Computer Packages, Inc.
LockeLord
MPEG LA LLC
Royalty Pharma
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
Quarles & Brady LLP
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Marshall Gerstein
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Baker Donelson
Cayuse
Thomas Horstemeyer LLP
RWS
DocuSign
Berggren
DRI Capital
KISSPlatform Europe BV