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)

About MIN-Corps

With support from the National Science Foundation, MIN-Corps is a joint initiative of the College of Science and Engineering, the Office for Technology Commercialization, and the Carlson School of Management’s Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship.

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