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Posted on: April 1, 2008

[ARCHIVED] Workshop in Technology Entrepreneurship

Invention to Venture – Northern Arizona
April 04, 2008
DuBois Conference Center, Flagstaff, AZ

8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:30 Welcome
Dr. John Haeger, President, NAU (not confirmed on his calendar)
About NCIIA, Humera Fashuddin, Director, NCIIA

8:45 What is Technology Entrepreneurship Anyway?
Sharon Ballard, EnableVentures, Inc.

9:45 Break

10:00 Fostering Commercialization in Academia. Idea Validation and Opportunity Assessment
Moderator: Dr. Laura Huenneke, VP of Research
Panel: Dr. Al Poskanzer, Poskanzer and Associates

10:45 Bringing Companies to Market via the Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies (NACET)
Moderator: Tom Rainey, President, NACET
Dr. Tim Vail, Senestec
Brad Van Orden, SunWind Solutions
Jason Baer, Mighty Interactive (NACET Advisor)

11:30 Legal Issues for Emerging Companies:
Presentation: Gina Constant, Rodey Law Firm, Albuqurque, NM

12:15 Lunch
Key Note: Will Travis, Founder/President Attik Marketing

1:15 Building a Regional Sustainable Technology Cluster
Moderator: County Supervisor Carl Taylor, Chairman, SEDI
Steve Atkins, Northern Arizona University
Susan Casebeer, Southwest Windpower

2:00 Building a Regional Life Sciences Cluster
Moderator: Bob Eaton, President Az Bio
Dr. Loretta Mayer, Sensetech, Inc.
Dan Kaspryzyk, Co-founder, Machine Solutions (Invited)

2:45 Break

3:00 Developing and Implementing a Winning Business Plan
Presenter: Dan O’Neill, ASU Technopolis

3:45 Finding the Money
Moderator: Dr. Marc Chopin, Associate Dean, Franke School of Business
Dr. Tim Porter, Director, SABRE
Sharon Ballard, SBIR, STTR
Andy Kruse, Southwest Windpower
Andy Wykstra, President, Compass Bank

4:45 Closing remarks and Awards
Dr. Laura Huenneke, VP of Research, Northern Arizona University
Recognition of those who received patents and licenses at NAU

5:00 Reception and Poster Session

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