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(Nanowerk News) The EntreTech Forum's October 21st panel
focuses on the Forum's core theme: Given the wealth of research and
technology generated by our nation's leading universities, how does this
academic strength translate into commercial strength?
The October 21st
panel includes a diverse group of company founders and CEOs leading new
developments in life sciences, nanotechnology and micromachining, who will
share their experiences on extracting their company's underlying
technologies out of a university environment and gathering adequate funding
to launch their ideas, platforms and products into wider commercial use.
When: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Northeastern University, 240 Dockser Hall, 65 Forsyth St. Boston, MA 02115
Cost: $25. public $10. students & active military
For information, registration and directions visit the web site at
Aram T. Salzman -- President & CEO -- NovoBiotic Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Rick Mlcak -- Founder, President, CTO -- Boston Microsystems, Inc.
Tom Clay -- CEO -- Xtalic
Tim Surgenor -- President, CEO, Director - Cyberkinetics
Moderator: Jeffrey P. McCarthy -- Northbridge Venture Partners
About The EntreTech Forum
The EntreTech Forum consists of moderated monthly panel discussions on
emerging academic research and the commercialization of this technology. It
was designed for those interested in technology innovation and marketing
collaboration and networking with fellow entrepreneurs, business and
government executives, investors, and technology researchers.
The technology-innovation presentations feature entrepreneurial and
corporate accomplishments along commercialization pathways with discussions
of tech transfer and technology incubation and research from universities,
industry and government. The multi-disciplinary subjects of raising and
utilizing different forms of capital, building alliances and structuring
deals are included as part of the programming, and serve as tools for the
entrepreneur and researcher to commercialize science and technology.
The EntreTech Forum is an affiliate of Northeastern University's School
of Technological Entrepreneurship (STE) and is directed by a governing
board of business principals, investors, and researchers.