Turning university science breakthroughs into businesses
A superb panel video from Princeton covers just about everything: angel investment, venture capital, intellectual property as well as the academic, engineering and technology licensing perspectives
They’ve even got the political aspect covered, with a moderator who used to be a US congressman and now teaches entrepreneurship at this Ivy League college.
The event was called:
Technology Commercialization Panel: Taking University Inventions to Market
In conjunction with the Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network, Drinker Biddle & Reath, and the Office of Technology Licensing, the Keller Center hosted a panel discussion on technology commercialisation of university scientific and engineering inventions.
This event was the third in the Princeton Jumpstart Lecture Series on Technology Entrepreneurship for the 2009-2010 academic year.
The event was held on Tuesday, February 16th 2010
The diverse panel was be moderated by Professor Ed Zschau, who has been an entrepreneur and a venture capital investor, as well as a two- term U.S. congressman who currently teaches the popular High-Tech Entrepreneurship course at Princeton.
- Katherine O’Neill is the executive director of Jumpstart NJ, an angel investment group.
- Shahram Hejazi PhD is a venture partner at BioAdvance which provides funding to startup life sciences companies in Southeastern Pennsylvania through its $20 million Greenhouse Fund.
- Vivek Pai PhD is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University.
- Thomas J. McWilliams is a partner in the intellectual property practice group at Drinker, Biddle & Reath.
- Laurie Tzodikov is with Princeton University’s Office of Technology Licensing and Intellectual Property.