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Gap Fund Leaders Series: State-Partnered Gap Funds

$99$199

This 90-minute discussion with the State Panel will introduce you to government-supported authorities that directly invest in university technology. These leaders have demonstrated that these “gap” investment partnerships have lead mutual impact in economic development and additional attraction of public and private dollars. Together, state authorities and universities form a powerful innovation mechanism that can assist in identifying and transitioning early stage technology into the marketplace.Fund Models: Maryland TEDCO, Michigan MIIE, Oklahoma i2E

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Product Description

This 90-minute discussion with the State Panel will introduce you to government-supported authorities that directly invest in university technology. These leaders have demonstrated that these “gap” investment partnerships have lead mutual impact in economic development and additional attraction of public and private dollars. Together, state authorities and universities form a powerful innovation mechanism that can assist in identifying and transitioning early stage technology into the marketplace.Fund Models: Maryland TEDCO, Michigan MIIE, Oklahoma i2E
(Check out Sample Video)

All events are CLP CE certified for professional development credit. Each comes with access to high-quality video of event and access to associated presentation decks and materials.

Key Discussion Points

  •  Fund overviews: Understand how these funds operate and uniquely structure themselves to work with universities
  • Trends and drivers:  Hear about the motivations that lead to the development of these organizations and how they were championed at the state-level. Use this knowledge to drive or develop partnerships in your own state
  • Economic impact: Understand how these funding and support agencies have assisted in developing start-ups, creating jobs, and attracting additional capital to early stage technology
  • Facilitating an innovation ecosystem:Gain foresight into the performance and advantages of university technology through the experience of these agencies in managing activities important to university technology development – forming investor networks, managing SBIR/STTR programs, handling angel/investment tax credits, etc.
  • Managing the relationship: Explore the dynamics within state-university relationships
  • Best-practices: The panel is prefaced with some findings from the  Mind the Gap report, a study of 63 university-managed and partnered gap fund models from 40 organizations

Expert Panel

Stephen Auvil
VP Tech Transfer and Commercialization
Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)
Marvin Parnes
Executive Director/Business Manager,
Michigan Universities Commercialization Initiative (MUCI)
Michigan Initiative for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (MIIE)
Wayne Embree
Vice President for Entrepreneur Services
i2E (Innovoation to Enterprise)

Access Options

This Workshop Only

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  • Organizational access to Gap Fund Leaders Series: State-partnered Gap Funds

Complete Series

$199now
  • Organizational access to Gap Fund Leaders Series: State-partnered Gap Funds
  • Organizational access to Gap Fund Leaders Series: University-affiliated Venture Funds
  • Organizational access to Gap Fund Leaders Series: University-managed Gap Funds

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