Be part of this premier gathering of universities, startups, and investors

The University Startups Conference and Demo Day brings together a diverse audience of over 300 people of university Startup Officers, university startups, entrepreneurs, Fortune 1000/Global 1000 corporations, VCs, angel investors, policy leaders, and federal government agencies. The event provides a venue to form and maintain robust transaction networks among the participants with the aim to align university IP and startups with investor and corporate needs.

Held from April 18-20 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., the event highlights the different areas that make up the ecosystem that supports commercialization:

April 18: The Demo Day showcases the startups that are best aligned with industry needs and corporate technical needs.
April 18-19: The conference discusses best practices for creating, supporting and funding university startups.
April 20: The Congressional office visits aims to raise awareness of the pivotal role that universities play in the formation of high potential startups, the creation of high-value jobs across the country, and overall national competitiveness.

Join your colleagues and other like-minded professionals in this high-caliber event!

Highlights of the event:

  • Live presentations of 40 Best University Startups 2017 winners
  • Dedicated one-on-one meetings and networking with corporate deal-makers and venture investors
  • University startups creation and funding best practices
  • Corporate panels describing technology needs
  • Congressional Office Visits Day with universities, startups, entrepreneurs, interns and students
  • Angels and VC deals with university startups
  • Update on federal policy on research commercialization and startups support
  • Experiential learning to support university startups for interns and students

Who Should Attend:

The conference will benefit professionals involved in startup creation and support activities. These include, but not limited to, university Startup Officers, research commercialization offices and professionals, corporate VCs, corporate open innovation, technology scouts, angel and VC investors, service providers, research institutes, students, and government and non-profit funding agencies.