While just a small percentage of the total venture, corporate, angel activity, the role that early stage investors has and should play in the early development of research institution technologies and startups cannot be overstated.
More than the capital itself, these investors and partners bring a wealth of market knowledge and networks of management talent and business connections.
Research institutions can take advantage of this resource by strategically integrating investors and corporations into their operation, especially in evaluatory and advisory functions.
In this session, we will discuss how active relationship-building between research institutions and the investment and corporate community supports operations, orders startup priorities, and strategically directs limited development capital in the near-term, while setting up the possibility for later investment and commercial partnership.
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The Mind the Gap Web Summit is a practitioner-driven series for those interested in university-affiliated proof of concept and startup gap funding. Through interactive web-based exchanges and associated tools, we are offering this resource for new/tenured fund managers and stakeholders.
All events that have past have been fully recorded and archived for your use.
September 14th, 2016: Create and Manage a Proof of Concept Gap Fund (recording available)
November 16th, 2016: Create and Manage a Startup Investment Gap Fund (recording available)
January 18th, 2017: Turn “Friends of the University” into Gap Fund Investors (recording available)
February 22nd, 2017: Secure and Sustain Gap Funding Support from Your State and Region (recording available)
May 10th, 2017: Attract External Investors to Gap Funded POC Projects and Startups
June 7th, 2017: Capture and Report Results that Matter to Stakeholders
+ Included with Full Summit: Fund/Program Manager Meetings for Sharing, Networking, and Discussion