Extending the skills and professional networks of doctoral candidates, postdocs/fellows, and junior faculty whose gender, race and/or ethnicity is underrepresented in technology commercialization, but whose research programs have high potential for societal impact through commercialization and/or entrepreneurship.
Join us virtually to meet innovators, entrepreneurs, and commercialization experts. All sessions take place 11:30am-1:00pm.
**See below for section descriptions. Please enroll (right column drop down) in each individual section you plan to attend.**
Section 1: Beyond The Theoretical Statement On The Grant…
Date: January 15th from 11:30am-1:00pm (register on the right)
Overview of the realistic path to reaching the intended population (market), introducing factors for success and strengths needed at each critical milestone
Section 2: “Et Al.” Applies To Commercialization Too…
Date: January 22nd from 11:30am-1:00pm (register on the right)
Awareness of existing infrastructure, resources, and domain experts; intentional networking to build strategy and high-value team
Section 3: Hacking Diversity And Inclusion
Date: January 29th from 11:30am-1:00pm (register on the right)
Addressing implicit bias and microaggressions of investors and commercialization partners
Section 4: Make Them Appreciate The Data Without Them Knowing It
Date: February 5th from 11:30am-1:00pm (register on the right)
Introduction to pitching and giving nonacademic presentations without compromising the importance of data
Section 5: What Happens Behind The Green Curtain?
Date: February 12th from 11:30am-1:00pm (register on the right)
Introduction to investment principles and transparency of investment decision processes
Section 6: Creating And Executing Strategy
Date: February 19th from 11:30am-1:00pm (register on the right)
Descriptions of lessons learned, identification of pivots, and mapping commercialization milestones and timeline (with consideration of National I-Corps Teams)