Submit your startup for upcoming partner events and gain the opportunity to present live to VC investors, angel investors, and Fortune 500 corporations.
NCET2 partners with different organizations to allow startups the opportunity to apply and showcase in different events.


  • Universities may submit up to five startups for selection for the showcases
  • The startup must be affiliated with a university
  • All startups that submit may be invited to NCET2 Virtual Startup Pitches to be reviewed and scored by Fortune 500 corporates and NCET2 Startup Development Officers


Upcoming Partner Event:


Chemical Ventures Conference 2020
June 2-3, 2020 (terminated)
Wilmington, DE
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2), and the Delaware Innovation Space

Due to the recent events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are terminating the 2020 Chemical Ventures Conference scheduled for June 2-3 in Wilmington, Delaware. As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread, terminating the event was a necessary precaution to ensure the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, startups, and guests.

Submission Deadlines:

  • First submission batch - February 28, 2020
  • Second submission batch - March 27, 2020

Selection dates:

  • First round - March 13, 2020 (first batch companies selected)*
  • Second round - April 17, 2020 (remaining companies selected)

* Submissions not selected in the first round will be automatically re-submitted and included in the second selection round.


  • Chemistry must comprise an integral part of the startup's technology and business focus
  • Startups do not need to have received prior professional investment but must be actively seeking funding
  • A manager/executive must present to pitch at the event

Technical Areas:

Below is a sample list of the technical areas for startups submitting for the event

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Advanced composites manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Agri-bio/ Agriculture
  • Alternative Fuel
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Biotechnology
  • Clean Technology
  • Coatings
  • Construction and building materials
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Energy
  • Energy generation
  • Energy Storage and battery technology
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Flexible hybrid electronic circuits
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Genomics
  • Green chemistry
  • Hardware
  • Health IT
  • Infrastructure
  • Instrumentation
  • Integrated Photonics and photonic circuits
  • Internet of Things
  • Life Sciences
  • Light-weight materials and fibers
  • Materials
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobility and Transportation
  • Nanotechnology
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power electronics Manufacturing
  • Robotics/Droids
  • Semiconductors
  • Sensors
  • Software
  • Solar
  • Storage
  • Transportation
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Water

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit to
  • You may also download the form for reference
  • This submission requires that you submit a non-confidential slide deck about your startup. The non-confidential pitch deck should clearly express the use of chemistry and how it is being leveraged into a commercial opportunity

Your non-confidential slide deck should include the following slides in the order below:

  1. Contact slide
  2. Background and overview of technology - how it is being or will be leveraged into a commercial opportunity
  3. Financing plan (pre-$ valuation, amount sought, use of funds, cap table if it exists)
  4. Market (unmet need, size/opportunity for growth, entry or sales plan, barriers to adoption)
  5. Risks (technology, regulatory, reimbursement, market)
  6. Competition (current gold standard, competitors)
  7. Intellectual property strategy, proprietary assets/barriers to others entering the market
  8. Management team description, people (management, board, advisors, inventors)
  9. Possible acquirers/exit strategy

After the selection:

  • You will receive an email from us if you get selected to present
  • Although there is no fee to apply, presenting startups will have to register to attend the conference. Startups are given a heavily discounted rate for the conference. View the registration info here:
  • Startups are expected to cover their own travel and lodging expenses


Questions about the submission, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject: "2020CVC"