March 15: Memphis Scipreneur Challenge – Pitch Day
Memphis Scipreneur Challenge is an initiative of LifeSciTN’s Mid-South Academic Alliance in collaboration with Memphis Bioworks, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
March 20: Rise of the Rest Bus Tour | Celebrating American Entrpreneurship
Revolution’s RISE OF THE REST® with Steve Case is a nationwide effort to work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems. Our view is that this is the beginning of a new era for entrepreneurship across the U.S. — high-growth companies can now start and scale anywhere, not just in a few coastal cities.
March 27: Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property at UTGSM
UTRF Licensing Assistant Dr. Kusum Rathore, will give an overview of technology transfer at UTGSM and explain the process of submitting an invention disclosure through the IDEA portal. She will also talk about the criteria UTRF uses in evaluating UT invention disclosures, the requirements for obtaining a patent, and the marketing and licensing of UT technologies to commercial entities.
March 29: Apply for NSF I-Corps Spring Regional
Application deadline – open to all areas
Applications are now being accepted for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Spring Regional to be held at the University of Tennessee (UT) from April 5 – 19, 2018. This intensive two-week program is designed by I-Corps South to help individuals who are interested in commercializing their research. Participation in NSF I-Corps has been shown to increase the success rate in being awarded an SBIR grant.
March 29: UTRF Tech Talk: What Investors Look For in a Startup
UTHSC, Freeman Auditorium (930 Madison, 3rd floor) (12:00 PM) – Memphis
Jan Bouten, Partner from Innova Memphis will share his experience with investment and startups. Jan’s professional experience includes founder and executive of two startups, 10+ years of high tech industry experience in engineering, marketing and sales, and more than 15 years as a seed and early-stage VC.