Be part of the leading network of Fortune 500 companies, universities, researchers, entrepreneurs, startups, Startup Development Officers (SDOs), and investors creating impactful University Startups

Join us on May 1 and 2 at the next University Startups Conference and Demo Day.

The event brings together a diverse audience of Fortune 500 corporations, Startup Development Officers (SDOs), university licensing and tech transfer officers, startup creation program managers, university researchers, faculty, federal labs, entrepreneurs, VCs, angel investors, policy leaders, and federal government agencies. The event provides an opportunity for the participants to align university IP and startups with Fortune 500 investor and corporate needs through NCET2's Startup Development Program that creates startups for Fortune 500 corporations from university and federal lab research.ty can actively market your University IP and University Startups to our Fortune 500 Corporate Members to help in patenting decisions, industry licensing, and identification of IP for startup development.

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

Why Should You Attend?

This year we put a spotlight on the main players in the university startup ecosystem: Fortune 500 open innovation and corporate venturing executives, university TTOs, university startup program managers, researchers, entrepreneurs, Startup Development Officers (SDOs), VCs and angel investors.

  • Learn how your university can actively market your University IP and University Startups to our Fortune 500 Corporate Members to help in patenting decisions, industry licensing, and identification of IP for startup development
  • Find out the benefits of the Startup Development Program and how that helps give Fortune 500 corporations early and expanded access to IP & triple-vetted startups from research universities nationwide

Highlights of the event:

The University Startups Conference and Demo Day showcases the NCET2 Startup Development Program as an effective and efficient model for developing significant startups based on university and federal lab IP.

  • University Startups Showcase
  • IP2Startup Panel: Active Marketing of University IP to Corporate Tech Scouts and Corporate VCs
  • Fortune 500 Open Innovation and Venture Panels
  • Angel Investor and VC Panels Focusing on Specifically Funding Startups from Universities
  • Startup Development Officer Panel
  • And more.... view preliminary agenda here

Conference Objectives:

  • NCET2 Startup Development Program as a model for developing significant startups based on university and federal lab IP for corporate business units
  • Highlights from the main actors in the ecosystem: Fortune 500 open innovation professionals and corporate venture capital, university TTOs, university startup programs, Startup Development Officers (SDOs), researchers/entrepreneurs, and angels/VCs
  • Be part of an interactive university startup network of Fortune 500 corporates, university TTos, university startup directors, and researchers/entrepreneurs, investors and Startup Development Officers (SDOs)

Who Should Attend:

The conference will benefit professionals involved in startup creation, IP licensing, technology scouting, research, startup investing, startup funding.

These include, but not limited to
  • Fortune 500 corporations that work in Open and External Innovation, technology scouting, research and development, corporate venture capital
  • University licensing and tech transfer officers, startup creation program managers, university researchers, faculty
  • NCET2 Startup Development Officers (SDOs) former Fortune 500 executives, angel investors, and
    serial entrepreneurs with extensive knowledge and experience in startups development
  • Federal labs
  • Entrepreneurs
  • VCs and angel investors
  • Policy leaders and federal government agencies

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