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What Student Event, Discussion, Networking,
Alumni Event
When Thuirsday, April 12, 2012

9:30 - 5:00 PM

Where Center for Biotechnology
Contact Kelly Reardon
Phone 518.276.2650


Venture Summit

A Celebration of Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Rensselaer has invested heavily in a number of strategic initiatives over the past decade, but two are particularly important when it comes to innovation.  The first is our research enterprise.  With the advent of the institutionalization of Faculty Constellation Chairs and the increase in number of research centers on campus, discovery and invention have become even more regularly occurring activities at Rensselaer.

The second initiative is our renewed focus on entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.  In the past two years we have instituted the Emerging Ventures Ecosystem at Rensselaer.  The Vice Provost of Entrepreneurship,  and the Directors of RPI’s Entrepreneurship Center, Incubator program,  Office of Technology Commercialization and  Technology Park, along with representatives from the Office of Research and Office of Community relations meet biweekly as the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council, working together to help  faculty and students who are interested in bringing their innovations to the marketplace.

It is time to develop relationships with the venture investment community.  In that spirit Rensselaer is organizing its first Venture Summit, to be held Thursday, April 12th.   This will be a day long series of events designed to draw investors to campus to learn about the Entrepreneurial culture and opportunities at RPI, but also designed for the RPI community to learn about invention from the investor community and from the government policy perspective.  

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The event is at capacity and will not accommodate anymore guests. Thank you for your interest.

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Discovery Showcase

Featured Centers of Excellence and Advanced Research Areas

Gallery of (20) Emerging Ventures

Throughout the morning, a number of startup ventures will be showcased in the atrium. Our companies span a variety of industries, from sustainability and gaming to automotive, nano-manufacturing, healthcare and more.

Invention and Entrepreneurship at Rensselaer

"Entrepreneurship at Rensselaer"

Paul Severino '69 and Gina O'Connor, Director, Paul J. and Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship

Investor Panel

“Working with Early Stage Startups”

Ric Fulop, Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners
Bela Musits '75, Venture Partner, High Peaks Ventures and Dean, School of Management - Union Graduate College
Graham Brooks, Principal, .406Ventures
John Cococcia ’94, Partner, FA Technology Ventures

KeynoteDavid Kappos

"Impact of the America Invents Act on Universities"

David Kappos
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)






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