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Gap Fund Leaders Series: University-affiliated Venture Funds

$99$199

This 90-minute, interactive discussion with the Venture Panel will introduce you to four, university-focused venture firms with a history of active investment into the “gap”. These leaders discuss their investments, insights related to partnering with universities and other technology authorities, and how to structure your programs to attract outside investment. The event is prefaced with analysis from the recently released Mind the Gap 2012 report, an ongoing study of best practices in global gap funding programs. Fund Models: Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, illinoisVentures, Osage University Partners, Partners Innovation Fund

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Product Description

This 90-minute, interactive discussion with the Venture Panel will introduce you to four, university-focused venture firms with a history of active investment into the “gap”. These leaders discuss their investments, insights related to partnering with universities and other technology authorities, and how to structure your programs to attract outside investment. The event is prefaced with analysis from the recently released Mind the Gap 2012 report, an ongoing study of best practices in global gap funding programs.Fund Models: Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, illinoisVentures, Osage University Partners, Partners Innovation Fund
(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
  • Motivations and interests: Learn about the forces that dictate venture strategies. Understand their criteria in selecting university partners and what makes a deal “attractive”
  • Negotiation and setting expectations: Listen and have the opportunity to respond to how these experts assess risk and value in order to derive deal terms
  • Effective investor relations: Where to spend your resources (and where to stop wasting them) in structuring and presenting your technologies for outside investment
  • Developing faculty entrepreneurs: All faculty education programs should involve a session on venture-backed start-ups. Learn how to prepare faculty for their role in new companies
  • Creative and emerging approaches: Get an external assessment of university programs that seem to “get it” through specific examples of communication, deal positioning, campus programs, and deal term tactics that work

Expert Panel

Bob Creeden
Founding Executive Director
Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network
Formerly Managing Partner at Partners Innovation Fund
Lou Berneman
Founding Partner,
Osage University Partners
John Banta
CEO and Managing Director
illinoisVentures, LLC.

Access Options

This Workshop Only

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  • Organizational access to Gap Fund Leaders Series: University-affiliated Venture Funds

Complete Series

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

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