University Technology and Entrepreneurship: Anatomy of Spin-outs

Here’s a neat little event for those of you who are in the tri-state area: MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC presents University Technology and Entrepreneurship: Anatomy of Spin-outs

Learn about the role area universities are playing in developing new technologies and fostering entrepreneurship. A panel of experts will discuss how ideas move from the Petri dish to production and how nascent entrepreneurs can go from a university lab or incubator to leading a commercial venture.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Brian Kelly, who is the Director of Cornell University`s Center for Technology, Enterprise & Commercialization . The panel members will include: Mr. John P. Elton, Partner at iNovia Capital; Mr. John Fox, CEO of Innovation Fuels, the first company to enter and graduate from Pace University’s incubator; Dr. Donna Rounds, Associate Director of Technology Transfer at Columbia University; Mr. Sven Jacobson, Principal at a seed stage investment fund, Carrot Capital; Mr. Franklin Madison, Technology Program Director for Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC); and Mr. Kevin Greaney, the President and CEO of Children`s Progress, a spinout from Teacher’s College, Columbia University that makes products and tools to assess learning skills for children.

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