A series of presentations followed by selected research groups pitching their ideas for commercialization to a panel of expert investors. Registration is required for audience members and research groups who wish to give a pitch. [Poster]
Our thanks to Benton Leong who inspired the idea and organized the presenters and panel for this workshop.
1:00 pm - Guest Presentations:
"Commercializing UW Research: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Lessons Learned from Maplesoft"
|"From the Lab to the Field: How Commercialization is All About Scaling"
"The New Breed of Academic Entrepreneurs: Starting a Bio-engineering Business even before Graduating"
"Funding for Commercialization of UW Research"
2:00 pm - Make Your Pitch:
Six research groups / ventures pitch their research projects or ideas for commercialization. Submit your 1 page summary for review for an opportunity to pitch your research/venture project or other ideas for commercialization to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30.
Invited Panel Members:
|Ken Schultz, Business Development Manager at Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)|
|Dan Mathers, Investment Director, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF), MaRS Discovery District|
|Marc Gibson, Advisor, Life Science, UW Velocity|
Pay parking available in lots N or Q (map).
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Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1