NCET2 is a startup development membership organization for corporate open innovation programs where NCET2 Startup Development Officers create, develop, and fund startups that align with corporate business needs

Join NCET2 and be part of a growing membership network of Fortune 500/Global 1000 corporations and universities that work to support the world's most transformative startups created at universities by students, researchers, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Corporate Membership

  • Early and expanded access to IP & triple-vetted startups from 200+ universities nationwide
  • Opportunities to meet early stage companies and entrepreneurs
  • A cost-effective screening process designed for efficient use of your organization’s time
  • Create sustained competitive advantage by accelerating and streamlining your external technology efforts
  • Leveraging SBIR/Angel/VC/Investment Banker funding to develop startups you care about to capture strategic benefit
  • De-risked products and startups aligned to technology and business strategy needs for your business units
  • Better alignment makes commercialization less risky increasing success rate of acquisition

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University Membership

NCET2 aims to professionalize and highlight the importance of university Startup Officers to the university and national innovation ecosystem. NCET2 provides venues for networking and education to help SOs as they support and fund university startups. SOs are instrumental in coordinating with national and regional angels, VCs, and corporates that help fund, mentor and support university startups.

  • The annual membership is $2500, and is per institution.
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University Member Benefits

  • Startup Development Program:

    • Moving IP to market for significant market impacts

    • Graduating students into their own startups to working with Fortune 500 companies and experienced SDOs

    • IP and startups are reviewed and scored by the NCET2 Corporate Selection Committee of corporate venture capitalists, angel investors and VCs from around the country. Universities and corporates work together to ensure that University Startups are "market-pull" rather than "technology-push"

  • Congressional Office Visits/"Fund the Gap" Project: Participate in this important public policy project to have Congress fund University Startups from where R&D funding ends to where private funding begins, along with providing infrastructure funding (indirects) to the university

  • Corporate intelligence of market needs: Hear from corporate open innovation and venture groups what they are looking for in the way of technologies and startups through the corporate webinars and the University-Corporate Dialogues

  • New member dinner with corporates
  • Corporate letters of support for SBIR applications of your university startups
  • Leadership Opportunities: Add volunteerism and leadership skills to your resume by serving on committees. Members are encouraged to serve on various committees, task forces and award judging panels to help guide and support the association

  • Startup Buzz: Publicity for your University Startups on our website. Connect University Startups with university PR personnel and local and national media to create important "buzz" around the winners of the Best University Startups Demo Days

  • NCET2 Career Center: Member rates for job postings for Startup Officers, research and commercialization personnel

  • Discounted rates: Special member rates for professional development programs and NCET2 annual meetings

  • Professional development: Improve education and skills through development programs. Stay up-to-date on best practices without leaving the office by attending webinars throughout the year.

  • Opportunity to network with peers: Share ideas and insights with peers through several facilitated and casual networking events

  • Monthly Newsletter: Members only newsletter with SO trends and special information

Congressional Office Visits
Congressional Office Visits
University Startups Conference
University Startups Conference
University Startups Demo Day
University Startups Demo Day





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