UNIVERSITY STARTUP DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR SERIES

Experienced Startup Development Officers Help
Universities, Faculty, Researchers, Students, and Entrepreneurs Create, Develop and Fund University Startups and IP

This webinar series features topics that talk about what you need to know when creating and developing your startups. From coming up with a business plan, to attracting VC investments, this series aims to guide anyone wanting to run their own startup.

This webinar series is part of the Startup Development Program to create startups around university IP and assist in the development of startups. The Startup Development Program works with certified Startup Development Officers (SDOs) who assist universities, faculty, researchers, students, and entrepreneurs to create, develop, and fund university startups. SDOs work in collaboration with NCET2's corporate membership to identity and develop the most promising university startups and technologies.

SDOs are former Fortune 500 executives, angel investors and serial entrepreneurs with extensive knowledge and experience in startups development, who will sit on boards of directors and boards of advisers to help guide companies from startup through successful milestones to a significant market impact.

To learn more about how the Startup Development Program can help you and to submit your IP or startup into the program, please visit our website at http://NCET2.org/SDO

Who should attend this webinar series?
Vice Presidents of Research, University TTOs, Open Innovation Officers, Researchers, Students, Faculty, Entrepreneurs, Startups, Angel Groups, VCs, Chief Innovation Officers, University Venture Funds, University Angel Groups, Federal Labs, Government Agencies, SBIR/STTR Companies, SBDCs, State and Regional Economic Agencies, Accelerators, Incubators

Upcoming Webinars in this Series

Funding Options and what they mean: From Angels to Venture

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT

Speakers

Andrew Tucker, JD
NCET2 Startup Development Officer
Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Glenn Vonk, PhD
Director of Business Development and Alliances
NCET2

Building a Management & Leadership Team and a Board of Directors and Advisors

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT

Speakers

Christine Copple, PhD
NCET2 Startup Development Officer
and Angel Investor

Glenn Vonk, PhD
Director of Business Development and Alliances
NCET2

Completed Webinars in this Series

What Every Startup Should Know to Avoid Financing Pitfalls

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT

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About the Webinar:
Financing your startup involves strategy as much as numbers. Your success in raising funds starts with making important early decisions about establishing a valuation and can evolve rapidly into planning for additional follow-on investments. Along your anticipated financial “runway”, you will need to consider aspect such as funding needs, priorities for spend, burn management, investment vehicle options, return horizons, and investor management. One size does not fit all. This webinar will introduce you to these and other considerations which are relevant to a startup’s lifeline, namely raising money and maintaining cash flow, and its effect on the venture’s overall success.

Speakers

Kenneth Polk, JD
NCET2 Startup Development Officer

Tony Stanco, JD, LL.M.
NCET2 Executive Director
Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Senior Attorney

Fortune 500’s: How They Think About Partnering With Startups

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT

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About the Webinar:
Two aspects of partnering with large companies will be explored. First, understanding how large companies make their own portfolio decisions, both for internal investment and for collaborative developments, sheds light on why a large company will choose to partner with a specific startup. Second, once portfolio fit is established, the collaboration must be structured and run for success. The webinar will offer insights on how startups can position their partnering opportunities with large companies and what to expect in the relationship building and project execution stages.

Speakers

Michael Blaustein, PhD
NCET2 Startup Development Officer
Former Director of Corporate Venture Capital, DuPont

Steven C. Freilich
Director of Corporate Strategy
University of Delaware Energy Institute

Tony Stanco, JD, LL.M.
NCET2 Executive Director
Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Senior Attorney

Collaborating with Corporate Partners

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT

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About the Webinar:

This webinar gives guidance on some basic questions frequently asked by large companies when trying to decide whether to partner with a small company or startup. Understanding the viewpoint of the corporate partner may help a smaller company better prepare their presentations and ultimately help form better collaborative relationships.

Speakers

Victoria Scarborough, Ph.D.
NCET2 Startup Development Officer
(Former Program Director for the Global External Technology Team at Sherwin-Williams)

Tony Stanco, JD, LL.M.
NCET2 Executive Director
Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Senior Attorney

Market Validation: Justifying the decision to start a new venture

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT

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About the Webinar:

In deciding whether to launch a new venture, it is critical to determine market acceptance. This will vary in nature and complexity based on the industry, but we can almost always boil it down to one simple idea - you must be able to provide a product or service that a) people want, and b) they will pay for. This is powered by your unique value proposition, which is how your product or service can add value or solve a problem better than other similar offerings.

Going from an idea to reality normally involves several steps. The best way to ensure success is to offer a value proposition that meets the market demand. We will discuss tools and methods for gauging the market to allow you to quickly and efficiently validate your product concept with potential users and customers.

Speakers

Adam Greenspan, MS
NCET2 Startup Development Officer
Former Director of Business Incubation University City Science Center

Tony Stanco, JD, LL.M.
NCET2 Executive Director
Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Senior Attorney

How to Attract Venture Capital

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT

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About the Webinar: In this webinar, we will focus on the key steps to attracting venture capital to your startup.

  • The state of the venture capital industry and some statistics on what venture capitalists are investing in
  • The characteristics of opportunities that make venture capital an appropriate and timely potential source of funding
  • Ideas for how best to find and approach venture capitalists
  • The critical first interaction or meeting to gain a venture capitalist's interest
  • The relationship-building process that will involve due diligence on both sides
  • Proposal of terms by the venture capitalist on which he or she will invest in your opportunity
Speakers

Steve Socolof, MBA
NCET2 Startup Development Officer
Managing Partner of New Venture Partners

Tony Stanco, JD, LL.M.
NCET2 Executive Director
Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Senior Attorney

How to Connect With Angel Investors About Your Technology and Startup

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT

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About the Webinar:

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS WEBINAR:

  • Insights into angel investors and how they add value to a company
  • What are the criteria for a valuable startup
  • What are the risks that most angel investors want to avoid
  • What are the economic factors for deal terms and valuations
Speakers

Faz Bashi, MD
NCET2 Startup Development Officer
Chair of the Angel Capital Association's Life Sciences Syndication group

Tony Stanco, JD, LL.M.
NCET2 Executive Director
Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Senior Attorney

How to Create a Business Plan

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT

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About the Webinar: A business plan is one of the most important documents of your company. It maps out your strategy for the future and it is an essential tool to help you manage your company more effectively.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS WEBINAR:

  • The importance of a business plan
  • Major uses of a business plan
  • Business plan versus a market opportunity plan
  • Aspects of the business plan
  • Major problems in business plans
  • The way a business plan is evaluated
Speakers

Robert Hisrich, Ph.D.
NCET2 Startup Development Officer
Bridgestone Professor of International Marketing
and Associate Dean For Graduate And International Programs
Kent State University College of Business

Tony Stanco, JD, LL.M.
NCET2 Executive Director
Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Senior Attorney

CERTIFIED STARTUP DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS

Wedneday, August 16, 2017, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT

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About the webinar: This webinar provides background information on the Startup Development Program and its benefits for universities, startups, Fortune 500 corporations, and Angel and VC Investors. To view the current cohort of Startup Development Officers, visit: http://ncet2.org/sdo

Speakers

Tony Stanco, JD, LL.M.
NCET2 Executive Director
Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Senior Attorney

Glenn Vonk, PhD
NCET2 Startup Development Officer
Former Director of Advanced Technology, BD

Faz Bashi, MD
NCET2 Startup Development Officer
Chair of the Angel Capital Association's Life Sciences Syndication group

Michael Blaustein, PhD
NCET2 Startup Development Officer
Former Director of Corporate Venture Capital, DuPont

COST: Free, but registration required by clicking here

Once you register you will be registered for all the webinars in the series. You will receive a confirmation email with the call information by email. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive the confirmation email soon after you register, or email support@ncet2.org. Whitelist NCET2.org and NCET2mail.org in your mailer, so you receive our emails in the future.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: This webinar is online. You need a computer or mobile device with an internet connection for the visual/audio. You will receive a reminder email 24 hours before the start of the webinar with instructions on how to join.

QUESTIONS TO SPEAKERS: Q&A is conducted by a chat box to the speakers.

RECORDING: This webinar will be recorded. Subscribe to the NCET2 YouTube Channel to get notifications of new uploads.

Do you have questions about this webinar? Email us at support@ncet2.org

WEBINAR SCHEDULE

UPCOMING WEBINARS
  • November 29 - Funding Options and what they mean: From Angels to Venture
  • December 6 - Building a Management & Leadership Team and a Board of Directors and Advisors
* this schedule will be updated as more webinar sessions are confirmed
ARCHIVES

VIDEOS

What Every Startup Should Know to Avoid Financing Pitfalls

Fortune 500’s: How They Think About Partnering With Startups

Collaborating with Corporate Partners

Market Validation: Justifying the decision to start a new venture

How to Attract Venture Capital

How to Connect with Angel Investors

How to Create a Business Plan

Startup Development Program

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