This series will feature venture funds that are run by universities that invest in university startups. Each webinar will feature universities and they will talk about their experiences of managing an in-house fund to foster better understanding of this timely topic as it helps bring about commercialization and entrepreneurship.
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
The Michigan Initiative for Innovation & Entrepreneurship provides gap funding to commercialize university IP and supports other university-business-economic development projects that help grow the state's entrepreneurial landscape.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Tina Bissell Business Manager, Michigan Initiative for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Michigan Universities Commercialization Initiative
Tina Bissell has a master's degree from the University of Michigan School of Information where she focused on information architecture. Following a consulting stink with Argus Associates, a seminal information architecture firm, she worked as conference planner for MEEN, the Michigan Entrepreneurship Education Network. She joined the Michigan Universities Commercialization Initiative (MUCI) in 2004 as Business Manager and has continued as MUCI expanded into MIIE, the Michigan Initiative for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
WEBINAR DURATION: Each session is a 60-minute webinar with 30 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of Q&A.
COST:Free, but registration required by clicking on register the Register button above. Your registration is valid for all webinars in this series
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?: This webinar is online. You need a computer with web access for the visual/audio. You may also dial-in using the audio-only telephone number. The call in details and instructions on how to join the webinar will be sent to you via email after you register. Once registered to the webinar 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.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE WEBINAR?:University officials, researchers looking to commercialize research, federal and state government officials, venture capitalists, angel investors, Global 1000 companies, industry representatives, entrepreneurs and individual investors.
SLIDES AND VIDEO: The slide presentations and video recording will be available on this page. If you are unable to join the live webinar, you may view the recorded video that will be posted within 24 hours after the scheduled webinar ends.