PRELIMINARY AGENDA

ABOUT THE DEMO DAY

The USDD presents an unprecedented opportunity for corporate open innovation and venturing groups, Startup Development Officers, VCs, and angels to discover, review, develop, partner with, and fund university startups. Every six months, the University Startups Demo Day engages with over 100 universities to accept 200 of their best university startups to be scored by a Corporate Selection Committee consisting of Fortune 500 companies. These double-curated startups by academia and industry represent the very top startups coming out of American universities that are industry aligned. The University Startups Demo Day is in addition to our innovative "University IP Into University Startups" program, where we provide Fortune 500 companies an effective way to identify university technologies that correspond to business unit needs that can be commercialized by entrepreneurs through startups.
 
 

NOTE: This Agenda will be updated periodically; panel/showcase dates and time, panels and speakers may change without notice as the conference develops.
All listed speakers are confirmed.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

October 16: University Startups Demo Day

Location: Washington Convention Center

7:00 am - 8:00 am  

REGISTRATION OF SPEAKERS, PRESENTING STARTUPS, AND ATTENDEES

8:00 am - 8:10 am  

WELCOME AND OPENING

8:10 am - 8:55 am  

Panel: Introducing Certified Startup Development Officers: Best Practices in Developing Startups and Commercializing IP

8:55 am - 10:10 am  

First Batch Demo Day Startup Presentations

10:10 am - 10:30 am  

BREAK

10:30 am - 11:15 am  

Panel: Corporate Reverse Showcase

11:15 am -12:00 pm  

Panel: Corporate Venture Capital and Open Innovation - Engaging External Partners

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  

LUNCH (on your own) and Corporate Meetings

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm  

Panel: Venture Capital Panel: Funding University Startups in the U.S.

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm   Panel: University Angel Panel: Funding Your Student, Faculty, Researcher and Alumni Startups
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm   BREAK
4:00 pm - 5:10 pm  

Roadshow Company Presentations

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

By-Invitation Only Dinners

October 17: University Startups Demo Day

Location: Washington Convention Center

8:00 am - 8:30 am  

REGISTRATION OF SPEAKERS, PRESENTING STARTUPS, AND ATTENDEES

8:30 am - 8:45 am  

Welcome of Day 2 and Recap of Day 1

8:45 am - 10:00 am  

Second Batch Demo Day Startup Presentations

10:00 am - 10:30 am  

Break

10:30 am - 11:15 am  

Panel: IP2Startup Program: Identifying Market-Aligned University IP For Licensing and Startup Development

11:15 am - 12:00 pm  

Panel: Producing Market-Aligned IP from University Tech Transfer Offices

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  

LUNCH (on your own) and Corporate Meetings

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  

Round Table Discussion Lead BY SDOs: How Universities and Fortune 500 Corporates Can Create Market Impactful University Startups Based on University IP

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm  

Reporting Out on How Universities and Fortune 500 Corporates Can Create Market Impactful University Startups Based on University IP

4:30 pm   Meetings and Happy Hour

 

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