University Startups Conference 2010 in Washington, D.C.


The University Startups Conference is a unique conference series dedicated exclusively to creating and funding globally-competitive, venture-backable university startups. We bring together universities creating startups with VCs, angel investors, SBIR program managers and Fortune 500 technology scouts funding them. The conference also includes NSF, NIH, NIST, DOD, DOE, DHS and other government agencies working on improving the Innovation Economy by increasing the quality and quantity of startups coming out of universities.

The Conference is organized annually by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer. This year’s University Co-Hosts are the University of Maryland and Boston University . The Government Co-Hosts are the National Science Foundation (Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnership) and National Institutes of Health (Office of Tech Transfer). The Embassy Host is the British Embassy. The venture capital sponsors are the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF).

With the Obama Administration’s new emphasis on job creation and research commercialization, this conference is now a “must-attend” event for all university officials

When:

Opening Reception: December 1, 2010.
The Conference: December 1-3, 2010

Where: Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

Registration Now Open at National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer

Use code “ncet2code” for a $100 discount

Register now for the early registration rate

Draft Agenda Below

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 1, 2010
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6:30-8:00 pm Opening Reception at the Washington Convention Center

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 2, 2010
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7:30-8:15 am Registration/Breakfast
8:15-8:30 am Conference Opening and Welcome

  • Errol Arkilic (National Science Foundation – NSF)
  • Steve Ferguson (National Institutes of Health – NIH)
  • Ali Andalibi (National Institutes of Health – NIH)
  • Tony Stanco (National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer)
  • Ashley Stevens ( Boston University )
  • Brian Darmody ( University of Maryland , Co-Host)
8:30-8:45 am Vinit Nijhawan ( Boston University , Co-Host)
8:45-9:00 am Chancelor William E. Kirwan ( University of Maryland , Co-Host)
9:00-9:45 am University Panel 1

  • Goldie Blumenstyk (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
  • Norma Allewell ( University of Maryland at College Park )
  • Mark E. Cottichia ( Case Western Reserve University )
  • Holden Thorp ( University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill )
  • Plus one other speaker to be announced
9:45-10:30 am University Panel 2

  • Jerome Smith (MIT Venture Mentoring)
  • Lisa Blakely ( Florida State University )
  • Michael Poisel ( University of Pennsylvania )
  • Plus two other speakers to be announced
10:30-11:00 am Break
11:00-11:15 am Chuck Wessner ( National Academies , STEP Program)
11:15-11:30 am JoAnne Goodnight (National Institutes of Health – NIH)
11:30-11:45 am Kesh Narayanan (National Science Foundation-NSF)
11:45-12:30 pm University Panel 3

  • Joseph Scaduto (Stony Brook University)
  • Burton Lee ( Stanford University )
  • Mary Good ( University of Arkansas at Little Rock )
  • Plus two other speakers to be announced
12:30-2:00 pm Lunch
2:00-2:15 pm UK Keynote
2:15-2:30 pm Policy Keynote
2:30-3:15 pm Policy Panel

  • Sean Green ( U.S. Small Business Administration)
  • Plus three other people to be announced
3:15-4:00 pm NSF SBIR Panel

  • Greg Baxter (National Science Foundation-NSF)
  • Plus four other people to be announced
4:00-4:45 pm NIH SBIR Panel
4:45-5:30 pm SBIR Panel 3

  • Ali Andalibi (National Institutes of Health – NIH)
  • Christine Villa (Department of Defense – DOD)
  • Clara Asmail (National Institutes of Standards and Technology Tech Transfer)
  • Frank Barros (Department of Homeland Security – DHS)
  • Dave Goodwin (Department of Energy – DOE)
  • Errol Arkilic (National Science Foundation – NSF)
5:30-6:15 pm Innovation Coalition Panel

  • Five people to be announced
6:15-9:00 pm Dinner (on your own)


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
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7:30-8:30 am Registration/Breakfast
8:30-8:45 am Friday Welcome
8:45-9:45 am Embassy Panel: Global Innovation: Working With Other Countries To Build A Global University Startups Innovation Community

  • Brian Ferrar (British Embassy)
  • Rachel Smith (Embassy of Australia )
  • Christoph Ebell (Embassy of Switzerland )
  • Kamilla Kohn Radberg (Swedish Embassy)
  • Nitzan Arad (Embassy of Israel )
  • Lars Aukurst (Embassy of Norway )
  • Debapriya Dutta (Embassy of India )
9:45-10:00 am Mark Heesen (National Venture Capital Association-NVCA)
10:00-10:45 am VC Panel #1

  • Jeffery J. Bussgang (Flybridge Capital Partners)
  • Tom Grossi (New Enterprise Associates – NEA)
  • Jim Matheson (Flagship)
  • Kiran Hebbar ( Valhalla )
  • David Wells (Kleiner, Perkins, Caudfield & Byers)
  • Bilal Zuberi (General Catalyst Partners)
10:45-11:00 am NASVF keynote- Rich Bendis (Innovation America )
11:00-11:45 am VC Panel #2: NASVF Member Panel

  • Jim Jaffe (National Association of Seed and Venture Funds)
  • Lou Berneman (Osage Ventures)
  • Shekar Rao ( Center of Innovation )
  • Plus two other people to be announced
11:45-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:45 pm VC Panel #3

  • Val Livada (MIT)
  • Paul Cummings (Honda)
  • Keith Gillard (Pangaea Ventures)
  • Russell Pyne (Atrium Capital)
  • Plus two other people to be announced
1:45-2:30 pm University Startups Metrics Project Panel

  • Ashley Stevens ( Boston University )
  • John Fraser ( Florida State University )
  • Tony Stanco (National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer)
  • Plus two other people to be announced
2:30-3:15 pm University-Global 1000 Strategic Relationships and Open Innovation: The Industry Perspective- Panel 1

  • Tony Boccanfuso (The National Academies-UIDP)
  • Mark Mielke (BASF)
  • Jerry Duncan (John Deere)
  • Meredith Schwarz (General Mills Ventures)
  • Plus two other people to be announced
3:15-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:15 pm University-Global 1000 Strategic Relationships and Open Innovation: The Industry Perspective- Panel 2

  • Thomas Fare (Merck)
  • Plus four other people to be announced
4:15-5:00 pm University-Global 1000 Strategic Relationships and Open Innovation: The Industry Perspective- Panel 3: Govt Prime Contractors Panel

  • Frank Barros (Department of Homeland Security- DHS)
  • Kathleen Kingscott (IBM)
  • Michael Beck or Jon Rambeau (Lockheed-Martin)
  • Jim Collins (Purdue University/Rutgers University)
  • Isaac Maya ( University of Southern California )
5:00 pm Conference ends

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

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