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Gap Fund Leaders Series: University-managed Gap Funds

$99$199

This 90-minute discussion with the Insights Panel will introduce you to three, experienced and tested gap funding and support programs. The leaders discuss their unique gap programs and experiences, and then open it up to questions from universities of all sizes and international locations. The event is prefaced with information from Mind the Gap, an ongoing study of best practices in global gap funding programs. You will walk away from this experience with a set of best practices to move forward in your own program development.Fund Models: CalTech, U of Colorado, U of Maryland Mtech

(Check out Sample Video)

Product Description

This 90-minute discussion with the Insights Panel will introduce you to three, experienced and tested gap funding and support programs. The leaders discuss their unique gap programs and experiences, and then open it up to questions from universities of all sizes and international locations. The event is prefaced with information from Mind the Gap, an ongoing study of best practices in global gap funding programs. You will walk away from this experience with a set of best practices to move forward in your own program development.Fund Models: CalTech, U of Colorado, U of Maryland Mtech
(Check out Sample Video)

Panel has:
  • 80years of expertise in early stage and university technology
  • 50+ years spent directly managing gap funds
  • 300+ gap projects funded as grants or investments
  • $30M+ invested into the “gap”
  • Extensive experience in managing university gap investment as investors and academic professionals
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

  •  Fundraising : How the funds were conceived, formed, and funded. Also, future plans or experiences with sustaining and growing programs
  • Process: Promoting the programs, soliciting proposals, and making the funding decision. In some cases, this includes the use of external advisory boards
  • Expectations and Impact: Goals of the gap fund and program itself. From financial returns and capital attraction to creating an internal culture of innovation
  • Gap support programs:  Student groups, public events, mentors, management support, incubators and accelerators. The key to a successful program is about more than the money
  • Managing the relationship: Explore the dynamics within state-university relationships
  • Lessons LearnedThe stuff that doesn’t make it onto the one pager, but was fundamental in shaping and developing the program
  • 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

David Allen
AVP Tech Transfer, Tech Transfer Office
University of Colorado System (now at U Arizona)
Dean Chang
Director, Mtech Ventures/TAP ProgramUniversity of Maryland
Larry Gilbert
Senior Director, Office of Technology Transfer
California Institute of Technology

Access Options

This Workshop Only

$99now
  • Organizational access to Gap Fund Leaders Series: University-managed Gap Funds

Complete Series

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

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