An online showcase of 25 IP and startups from university and investor portfolios that offer solutions to problems caused by COVID-19

 

Do you have IP or a product that responds to the problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic? Our Global/Fortune 500 corporate members are looking for IP and startups that offer solutions in the areas of testing, treatment, vaccines, logistics, manufacturing, medical equipment and devices, protective equipment, big data, and AI.

Selected IP and startups will present in an online showcase to investors, funders, and Global/Fortune 500 corporations. Submissions that pass the initial review will be scheduled to present in online showcases and will be notified by email. There is no fee to present.

Did you miss the May 15 submission deadline? Contact us at startupdevelopment@ncet2.org

ELIGIBILITY:

FOR IP:

  • Submit IP if the technology has no startup built around it
  • University and non-university technologies are eligible
  • IP must be protected (with issued patents or provisional patents)
  • IP must address problems caused by COVID-19
  • The application must explain how the IP can be used as a response to the pandemic

FOR STARTUPS:

  • Startups need to be a legally-formed company with a product or innovation
  • Startups in all funding stages are accepted
  • The startup must have a product or innovation addressing the pandemic
  • The application must explain how the product or innovation can be used as a response to the pandemic

ABOUT THE ONLINE SHOWCASE:

  • The online sessions are hosted via GotoWebinar so presentations can be done from anywhere in the world.
  • For IP - the researcher/inventor should be available to do the presentation
  • For startups - the CEO, founder or a member of upper management should be available to do the presentation
  • Each presenter is given 5 minutes to present with 5 minutes live Q&A

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Fill out the application form here
  • Startups that submit should include a non-confidential slide deck about the startup. If you already have an existing non-confidential slide deck, you may use it in this application as long as it contains an overview of the following (not necessarily in this order):

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