AUTM Start-up Business Development Course

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AUTM Start-up Business Development Course

Course Agenda
Sunday, February 10
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Sunday, February 10

8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to Start-ups    

Christina Pellicane, University of Delaware
What is a start-up? Why do them? How are they created and nurtured? Entrepreneurs launch start-ups for a variety of reasons, but university start-ups are most often created to commercialize research for public benefit; to recruit, reward and retain faculty and students; to promote growth in the local economy and to generate income. Start-up success requires cultivation of a fertile ecosystem serving multiple stakeholders. 
8:20 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. I-Corps and Beyond: Programs that Foster Innovation and Entrepreneurship     

Jamie Beard, University of Texas, Austin

Jim Aloise, Columbia Technology Ventures
Bob Metcalf, University of Texas, Austin
Eric Smith, University of Arizona

The panel will discuss current entrepreneurship and innovation programs and methodologies that help innovators and technology commercialization specialists to determine the commercial potential of an innovation and prioritize which innovations to support. The panel will explain how to bring new programs to an institution, and how an institution can organize programs across campus for maximum efficiency and efficacy. 
9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Attracting Talent: Connecting Advisors, Mentors and Executives to your Startups    

Jim Aloise, Columbia Technology Ventures

Hamdi Cavusoglu, Academic Venture Exchange
Eric Hartman, University of Kentucky
Tony Stanco, NCET2

It takes a village to raise a startup. Bringing quality mentors, advisors and executives to your startup teams for guidance and team-building are crucial to success. This panel will discuss several approaches to programs, organizations and strategies to attract talent to your startups and startup-support programs.
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 am Networking Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Policy Issues: Intellectual Property, Conflict of Interest and Licensing Agreements    

Tim Honaker, University of Chicago, Polsky Center    

University start-ups create a number of challenges to the institution’s relationship with its faculty and students, raising policy issues for intellectual property, conflicts of interest and conflicts of commitment. Well-designed policies and conflict management programs are necessary components of any successful start-up ecosystem. In this module we will discuss policy examples to show how thoughtful policies promote appropriate behavior, discourage misconduct and succeed (or fail) in practice.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     Group Reflection    

Christina Pellicane, University of Delaware

Attendees will reflect on the topics covered in the morning sessions within small group discussions. Small groups will do report outs to the rest of the room in the final part of the session. 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.     Building Startup Gap Funding and Accelerator Programs at your Institution    

Jacob Johnson, Innovosource
Tim Joyce, University of Notre Dame
This module will discuss best practices in university-affiliated start-up gap funding and accelerator programs. The program will include a walk-through of data/outcomes from the recent Mind the Gap 2018 report of 119 programs at 75 institutions and program examples from leading initiatives that will support your own program creation and development. 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Investors: Angels, Venture Capitalists, Crowdfunding and Federal Grants    

Mike Millard, MassChallenge
Paul O’Brien, MediaTech Ventures
Kerry Rupp, True Wealth Ventures

The start-up development roadmap helps identify funding needs from idea to exit. Mapping these needs to the most appropriate funding sources improves a startup’s prospects for success. This module will discuss potential funding sources for each stage of development including federal programs, state and local government, crowdfunding, corporate research collaborations, friends and family, angel investors and venture capital.
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.     Quantifying Success: Creating Economic Impact, Entrepreneurial Mindsets and Startup Ecosystems    

Chris Ford, Florida International University    

Successful startup support can be measured in many ways. Topics in this session will include  institutional culture change,  promotion and tenure incentives,  diversity and inclusion, startup sabbaticals, and more. Tracking the data that matters to show you are, or are not, succeeding in your support of startups.
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wrap up Discussion    

Christina Pellicane, University of Delaware
What will you do to achieve change at your institution in the next 3 weeks? 3 months? 3 years? A review of action steps and milestones will help create plans for immediate and long term goals.

Annual Meeting Sponsors

Elanco Animal Health
Osage University Partners
Relay Medical Corp
Burford Capital
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Parker Highlander PLLC
Pfizer Inc
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
MTI Biotech
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds
Eli Lilly and Company
University of Toledo
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP
Blank Rome LLP
Aird & McBurney LP
Fish & Richardson PC
Polsinelli PC
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Pabst Patent Group LLP
CrossPond Law
Smith, Gambrell & Russell
Hodgson Russ LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP
Licensing Executives Society
Royalty Pharma
Husch Blackwell