About NCET2

About Us

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) is a membership organization of university Startup Officers from the top research universities in the United States. NCET2 aims to advance and professionalize university Startups Officers by providing opportunities for networking, policy advocacy, and education.

NCET2 recognizes that Startup Officers are the backbone of any university's research commercialization program. They work to support the world's most transformative companies created at their university by students, researchers, alumni, faculty, and staff. SOs are instrumental in coordinating with national and regional angels, VCs, and corporates that help fund, mentor and support university startups.

NCET2 also works extensively with Fortune/Global 1000 open innovation and corporate venture groups to align university startups with their technology and scouting requirements. Through the semi-annual University Startups Demo Day and annual University Startups Conference in Washington, D.C., NCET2 showcases the central role of Startup Officers and the university community to national competitiveness and economic growth.

NCET2’s mission is to strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurial network by bringing together Fortune/Global 1000 companies, angels, VCs, economic development organizations, state and federal agencies, universities and entrepreneurs.

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NCET2 aims to professionalize and highlight the importance of university Startup Officers to the university and national innovation ecosystem. NCET2 provides venues for networking and education to help SOs as they support and fund university startups. Know more about NCET2 Membership.

NCET2 Staff

Tony StancoExecutive Director
Ria P. Ancheta-AdriasDirector of Operations
Glenn Vonk, PhDDirector of Business Development and Alliances
Vickie Sarborough, PhDSenior Startup Development Officer

University Startup Officers Leadership Committee (SOLC)

Robert Hisrich, PhD
Associate Dean For Graduate And International Programs
Kent State University

Robert McGrath, PhD
Senior Associate Vice Provost
Drexel University

Brian McIlroy, PhD
Executive Director, Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics
University at Buffalo

Steve Nappi
Associate Vice President for Technology Commercialization and Business Development
Temple University

Helena Wisniewski, PhD
Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies
University of Alaska Anchorage

Contact Us

For General Support issues and questions:

Email: support@ncet2.org
Skype: ncet2support
Tel: (202) 580-8382

Or Live Chat with our support staff for immediate assistance

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