Is your startup's business plan worth $10,000? Compete with academic and research institution-affiliated startup companies during the AUTM 2017 Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Florida USA. The forum will include a business plan competition, where academic-affiliated startup companies pitch their business opportunity to a panel of seasoned venture investors for a $10,000 cash prize. The event will provide valuable experience and feedback to our startup finalists, and will be educational for meeting attendees. The deadline to apply is approaching on January 13th.
Now through January 13, 2017, the 18th annual InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum is seeking high-growth, Midwest companies to apply to present at the conference. This year's event will take place on March 28-29 in Kansas City. In past years, participants have included up to 45 companies in the three industry tracks of life sciences, technology and food/ag/bioenergy. Past presenting companies at InvestMidwest have raised over $1 billion in funding and through acquisitions.
The Licensing Executives Society Foundation International Business Plan Competition, now in its 14th year, focuses uniquely on the connection between intellectual property (IP) and business strategy. Throughout the competition, participating teams can work closely with seasoned professionals to discover concepts that could otherwise take many years of experience to learn. The competition is free! Registration begins November 16, 2016.
With 149 members and counting, MRUN’s LinkedIn group is a great place to participate in discussions, ask questions, post or read relevant articles, and get to know a greater network of people in the Midwest startup community. The current group demographics are illustrated below:
AdvaMed 2016 is the leading MedTech Conference in North America, bringing more than 1,000 companies together for business development, capital formation, world-class educational opportunities and networking. A “must attend” event featuring a diverse attendee list that includes influential policy-makers, executives and media, AdvaMed 2016 seeks to advance the industry from key perspectives through panel sessions, executive forums and […]
Don’t miss out on the program “Academia and Related Export Controls The Impact & Implications of Compliance and Non-Compliance”, presented by The University of Illinois at Chicago . This unique dialogue takes place on the September 30th, 2015, and is designed specifically for academic institutions, labs, federally funded research and development centers and any entity doing research with foreign nationals […]
The Evolving Export Controls, Compliance and Enforcement event on September 29th will include: The Latest on Export Controls: Overview and All the Latest Including Export Control Reform (ECR) Issues, the Related Changing Compliance and Enforcement Environment with Obligations Under the Export Administration Regulations and International Traffic in Arms Regulations Case Study Insight into Minimizing Risk, Exposure […]
Dear Colleagues, This is to extend my personal invitation for you to join us on Tuesday, October 21 at CATTEC VII in Chicago. MRUN’s CATTEC meetings have become a tradition for us as they bring together the fuel that enables start-up innovation and research commercialization in the Midwest. Put more simply: CATTEC brings YOU all together. You […]
May 04 – 06, 2015 / Miami, FL / Trump International Beach Resort Miami The Midwest Research University Network (MRUN) is a media sponsor of BioNetworking East with a focus on attracting university startups to engage in presentations to this investment and partnering audience. Since 2003 BioNetwork has been providing the essential platform for business […]
MATTER is teaming up with research universities in the Midwest to showcase their top healthcare technologies on March 9, 2015. Spend the evening learning about key innovation taking place at the Midwestern universities and get to know the researchers and entrepreneurs who are driving the effort. Technology summaries will be provided to all attendees and programming will […]
Licensing Executives Society’s (LES) 2015 Graduate Student Business Plan Competition provides an opportunity to take your business plan to the next level with an IP strategy that will help you achieve your business goals. Compete for prizes and money, including a $10,000 grand prize or $5,000 LES International Global Award, while gathering insight from valuable […]
Gary Keller, President of MRUN and Chief Executive Officer of Xomix Ltd., will be speaking at the International Business Conference 2015. International Business Conference is an annual event of the College of Business and Management of Northeastern Illinois University that brings together students and professionals from all over the United States and the world. This free, open-to-public […]
Please join LES Chicago on Thursday, February 19, for an informative luncheon event focusing on three key organizations in Chicago dedicated to assisting start-up companies and creating an entrepreneurial culture in Chicago. Hear from the leaders of these Chicago-based organizations: Chicago Innovations Mentors – who supply mentors and mentor teams to start-ups; iBIO Institute’s PROPEL Center […]
Welcome to the Fall 2014 edition of the MRUN Update. As you will see below MRUN has been active this year with several new initiatives as well as with building on the base we have established over the last dozen years since MRUNs inception. MRUN has always been about regional cooperation to support local commercialization […]