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GIST TechConnect: How Universities Can Support Entrepreneurs

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The number of universities providing support for aspiring entrepreneurs is growing worldwide. In recent years, universities have invested heavily in programs that provide education and training, for both faculty and students, on how to commercialize ideas and inventions developed on and off campus. In particular, these resources have proven to be extremely beneficial to individuals in the science and technology sectors.

Join our interactive webchat on Tuesday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. EDT/15:00 UTC to learn more about how a university can support your venture. A panel of experts will answer your questions live. Whether you are a faculty member, a student or an early-stage entrepreneur, this TechConnect will provide tips on how you can make an impact.

The English version of the webchat will take place on this page and you can also submit your questions on Twitter by using #GISTTechConnect.


Why participate?

-Listen to a panel of experts discuss how universities support aspiring entrepreneurs

-Ask the experts questions about what resources are available to you

-Learn how to utilize those resources and maximize their benefits to you and your venture


Speaker Biographies

Gregory Pogue:

Dr. Gregory Pogue is Interim Executive Director and Senior Research Scientist at the IC2 Institute where he leads research and education programs accelerating technology commercialization, early venture creation and entrepreneurship in the U.S. and many international sites. He holds a Lecturer position in the College of Liberal Arts where he teaches courses on Entrepreneurial Writing and is a Globex Fellow at Peking University in China.

Wiley Larsen:

Wiley is co-founder and COO of Saccadous, Inc., a startup commercializing eye tracking technology for the diagnosis of concussions and dementia.  Wiley recently served as program manager for the ASU’s Venture Development program. For over his 5 years at Arizona State University, he launched and led several ASU entrepreneurship and innovation programs, including Rapid Startup School, the Arizona Furnace Technology Transfer Accelerator, the ASU Startup Accelerator, and the ASU/Department of Defense Center of Excellence in Technology Transfer, and the “TEST-BUILD-SCALE” startup curriculum. Wiley began his career as a high school math teacher and coach for nearly a decade.  Wiley is a 1994 graduate of Sterling College with a B.S. in Mathematics, and a 1999 graduate of Kansas State University with a Master of Science in Education Administration.

Christina Pellicane:

Christina Pellicane is the Director of Commercialization Programs for the Horn Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Delaware. In this role, she manages several initiatives including a $4M Proof of Concept program and the UD I-Corps Site. Christina is also an independent consultant through her company Antevasin with projects including the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology with VentureWell and The New York Academy of Sciences’ NYSERDA Proof of Concept Center Metrics and Evaluation Project. Ms. Pellicane holds a B.S. in Biology and Animal Science from the University of Georgia and a Master of Business and Science with a concentration in Biotechnology and Genomics from Rutgers University.