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ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY STARTUPS DEMO DAY

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) will hold its inaugural University Startups Demo Day (USDD) at the National Press Club and Congress in Washington, DC on September 20, 2016.

The USDD provides an unprecedented opportunity for corporate open innovation and venturing groups, VCs, and angels to discover, review, partner with, and fund university startups. At the same time, it raises awareness in Congress of the pivotal role that universities play in the formation of high potential startups, the creation of high value jobs across the country, and overall national competitiveness.

The USDD will showcase thirty-five (35) of the best university startups in specific technology areas. Selected by their universities, and scored by corporates, angels, and VCs, the top scoring university startups will be invited to present at the National Press Club in the first part of the day. During the second part of the day, the companies will meet and have photo ops with their senators and representatives at Congress.

The startups will be evaluated and scored by the Selection Committee, comprised of corporates, angels, and VCs, based on (1) corporate interest, and (2) venture metrics.

FOR UNIVERSITIES AND STARTUPS

FOR CORPORATES

submit a company

corp form

To be eligible:

  1. The company must be affiliated with a US university (View a sample of the form here). Companies may self-nominate but indicate a university affiliation for verification
  2. The company must be legally incorporated and headquartered in the United States
  3. If selected, the company and the affiliated university must be willing and able to travel to Washington, DC on September 20, 2016

How do corporates participate?

  1. Fill-out the corporate information form to indicate what you are looking for and the technology areas that interest you
  2. This form must be filled out for those wanting to participate in the Selection Committee or coming to the Demo Day on September 20
  3. There can be more than one representative per corporation

 

DATES AND DEADLINES

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1. Submission of University Startups
  • Early Submission – June 20
  • Final Submission – July 18
2. Selection Committee Scoring
  • Early Selection (first 18 companies selected) – August 5*
  • Final Selection (remaining 17 companies selected) – August 26

* Early submissions not selected in the first round will be automatically re-submitted and included in the final selection round.

3. Invitations to Highest Scoring Companies

  • Early Invitations – August 8
  • Final Invitations – August 29
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TECHNOLOGY AREAS COVERED

PHARMA AND MEDICAL

 

CHEMICALS AND ENGINEERING

IT AND SOFTWARE

CONSUMER-FACING NEW MODELS

  • Antibody Technologies
  • Biological Services
  • Biotechnology
  • Genomics
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Vaccines
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Aerospace
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Fuel
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Technology
  • Energy
  • Energy Storage
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Industrial
  • Infrastructure
  • Instrumentation
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Semiconductors
  • Sensors
  • Software
  • Solar
  • Water
  • Big Data
  • Communications
  • Cyber security
  • Defense
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Technology
  • Health IT
  • Homeland Security
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Media
  • Networking
  • Security
  • Software
  • Telecoms
  • Consumer Products and Services
  • Cosmetics
  • Distribution
  • Educational Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Electronics
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Mobility and Transportation (ex: automotive, rail, air)
  • Packaging
  • Personal Care
  • Retailing
  • Services
  • Sports and entertainment
  • Telecommunication

 


 

 


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