Date

April 13-14, 2018

Location

New Mexico Tech's Fidel Center Ballroom, Socorro, NM

Remaining

225

Speakers

32 Professional Speakers

Event Details / Be Informed

Event: Third Annual Inventors and Entrepreneurs Workshop, A Business Start-Up Conference

Purpose: Two days devoted to creativity and personal success. An event for facilitating the progression of ideas from conception to market.

Location: 3rd Floor Ballroom, Fidel Center
New Mexico Tech
Socorro, New Mexico

Date: April 13th and 14th of 2018

Register
Fidel Center

Device

Heliostat- NMT Mechanical Engineering Project

Special Segment / Wolves Den sponsored by KAUFFMAN

Wolves Den Orientation Video

Similar to the popular Shark Tank television show, New Mexico Tech’s own Wolves’ Den will feature inventors presenting their ideas to a panel of successful, experienced investors and entrepreneurs. Presenters will be selected based on invention summaries submitted to a NMT committee. The basis for the Wolves Den is intellectual property (IP). All presenting inventors will be showcasing commercialization ideas that are built around IP that is either protected or protectable.

IP may be protected in many ways, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. There is no restriction on the type of protection – or potential protection – but all Wolves’ Den presentations will be IP based.

Wolves’ Den presenters will be competing for funding and/or legal in-kind services that may be used to advance their innovation to commercialization.

The Wolves’ Den panel is set to consist of six members who are prominent investors and early- stage commercialization experts who come from New Mexico, New York City, and Palo Alto, CA.

Inventors attending the workshop cannot bring their prototypes, etc. to the event unless they have been chosen as a Wolves Den presenter.

Kauffman Foundation is sponsoring the prizes:

1st place – $5,000

2nd place – $3,500

3rd place – $1,500

Additional Wolves’ Den Materials

The following materials are available using the hyperlinks below:

Wolves Den Executive Summary

Wolves Den Rules and Regulations

Wolves Den FAQ

Online Application for Wolves’ Den Participants

Mini Workshops Series

To Be Announced

 

Download Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule / Be Prepared

Welcome: “Creativity and the Community”

Dr. Stephen Wells / President, New Mexico Tech
Deborah Peacock / President, Board of Regents
Matt Geisel / Cabinet Secretary, Economic Development, New Mexico
Larry Udell / Chairman, Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley Visiting Professor - NMT, Master of Ceremonies

“From University Innovation to Commercial Success and Acquisition”

R. Terry Dunlay, Founder of IntelliCyt (a Sartorius company) of Albuquerque sold his drug discovery tools company last year for $90 million. Mr. Dunlay is an inventor and serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in growing innovative technology companies. He will tell us how he built and sold the company that was based on a university invented technology. Audience Q&A Session

R. Terry Dunlay / Founder of IntelliCyt, Inventor, Serial Entrepreneur

“Can My Idea Turn Into a Company or a License?”
From Inventor to Entrepreneur – The Road to Success
How to know if your idea has potential? Do I spend time on it?

Members of audience are invited to bring questions about their ideas to the panel. Panelists will provide answers, opinions and general guidance regarding the next steps in turning ideas into successful new ventures. We want to advise audience to keep important, not protected aspects of ideas confidential. Should my idea be pursued? Panelists will help provide advice. Audience Q&A Session

Moderator:
Dr. Peter Anselmo / Executive Director, Center for Technology Commercialization, NMT

Panel:
Kathy Hansen / Arrowhead Center, NM State University, Las Cruces, NM
Damon Matteo / CEO, Fulcrum Strategies, Inc., Palo Alto, CA
Sanjay Prasad / Intellectual Property International, LLC, Palo Alto, CA
Gideon Shaanan / CEO, Osento, Inc., Los Altos, CA
Norman Smith / The Cube, New Venture Incubator, Reno, NV

“Investing in inventions, research and new technologies”
The Why, Who and When – The Decision Process

The panel will describe the various ways that sophisticated investors decide on why their investment will yield considerable returns within a short time period. You are reminded not to divulge any confidential information. Audience Q&A Session

Introduction by:
David Gonzales / President/COO, Bison Oil & Gas, Denver, CO

Moderator:
Bruce Jenett / Senior Counsel, DLA Piper, Palo Alto, CA

Panel:
Craig Kenesky / Ph.D., IP Practice Head, Wilson/Sonsini/Goodrich & Rosati, NYC
Lionel Leventhal / Founder/Managing Director at Royalty/Revenue Interest Capital, Inc. International investments, NYC
Nola Masterson / CEO and Managing Director of Science Futures, Inc. Investor in Bio-Tech ventures and board member of several corporations. Palo Alto, CA.
Norman Smith / The Cube, New Venture Incubator, Reno, NV
Tom Stephenson / Verge Fund, Albuquerque, NM

Keynote: “INVENTREPRENEURSHIP”

Bill will cover his decades in the creation and marketing of $2 billion worth of new products and how to abandon Myths and adopt Mastery. He will also discuss his recently published book; “Myths and Mastery: Why Most Ideas Don’t Work and What to do About It”

William Seidel / CEO of America Invents, Inc.

“Women Entrepreneurs: You can do it too”
How women can succeed in the New Mexico entrepreneurial landscape

Panelist will discuss their unique experiences making their woman-owned and/or woman-run enterprises successful. Audience members are welcome to question panelists regarding their experiences. Audience Q&A Session

Moderator:
Deborah Peacock / Peacock Law Firm, Albuquerque

Panel:
Kristen Martinez / Founder/Managing Director, Sound Point Ventures
Caitlin Rice, JD / Successful entrepreneur and investor
Waneta Tuttle / CEO, Southwest Medical Ventures, Albuquerque

Welcome

Dr. Peter Anselmo / Executive Director, Center for Technology Commercialization, NMT

Special Presentation

John Garcia / District Director, US SBA, Albuquerque, NM
Russ Cummins / Executive Director/Investment Advisor, New Mexico Small Business Investment Corporation, Tijeras, NM

Participant Exercise: Solutions to a Problem
Developing and Exercising Your Path to Success

Each table of attendees will come up with a solution to a problem posed to the Workshop attendee/participants. Each table will have 30 minutes to come up with the best-defined creative solution they can, and then each table will have 3 minutes to present their solution to all attendees. The judges, who will be available to answer questions, will decide on the winning table --- and all attendees at that table will receive a special prize.

Moderator:
Jackie Kerby Moore / Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
 
Panel:
Nola Masterson / CEO and Managing Director of Science Futures, Inc. Investor in Bio-Tech ventures and board member of several corporations. Palo Alto, CA.
Tony Redondo / Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
Sanjay Prasad / Intellectual Property International, LLC, Palo Alto, CA
Stuart Rose / Founder, Bio-Science Center, Albuquerque, NM
Gideon Shaanan / CEO, Osenti, Inc., Los Altos, CA

From teenage inventor to entrepreneur

Andrew Miller, winner of the $5000 Wolves Den top student prize at the 2017 Workshop, will tell about his transition from creative youth to the launch of his new company.

Andrew Miller / 2017 $5000 Wolves Den Award Winner

Investing in New Mexico’s Technology Future

All these investors will discuss their view of the opportunities and what they are seeking in new investments. Audience Q&A Session

Moderator:
Dan Brooks / Sun Mountain Capital, Santa Fe, NM

Panel:
Jackie Kerby Moore / Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Gary Oppedahl / Emera, Inc., Nova Scotia, Canada
Paul Silverman / Geltmore Capital, Albuquerque, NM
Tom Stephenson / Verge Fund, Albuquerque, NM
Julia Wise / NM Economic Development, Santa Fe, NM

Networking & Box Lunch

Personal Planning Session: Applying the Ideas
Designing and developing your prototype - What are the options?
The Business Plan, how many pages? How much funding do I need?

This is an open Q&A session with program panelists. Here you can ask all your questions and hopefully discover all the answers. Whatever you want to know, from early stage inventing to starting your business to building a team and raising the much needed funding.

Moderator:
Dr. Peter Anselmo / Executive Director, Center for Technology Commercialization, NMT

Closing Ceremony

Dr. Stephen G. Wells / President, New Mexico Tech

Event Speakers / Meet the Speakers

Dr. Peter Anselmo (Executive Director, Center for Technology Commercialization, New Mexico Tech)
Dan Brooks (Sun Mountain Capital, Santa Fe, NM)
Russ Cummins (Executive Director/Investment Advisor, New Mexico Small Business Investment Corporation, Tijeras, NM)
R. Terry Dunlay (Founder of IntelliCyt, Inventor, Serial Entrepreneur)
John Garcia (District Director, US SBA, Albuquerque, NM)
Matt Geisel (Cabinet Secretary, Economic Development, New Mexico)
David Gonzales (President/COO, Bison Oil & Gas, Denver, CO)
Kathy Hansen (Arrowhead Center, NM State University, Las Cruces, NM)
Bruce Jenett (Senior Counsel, DLA Piper, Palo Alto, CA)
Craig Kenesky (Ph.D., IP Practice Head, Wilson/Sonsini/Goodrich & Rosati, NYC)
Lionel Leventhal (Founder/Managing Director at Royalty/Revenue Interest Capital, Inc. International investments, NYC)
Kristen Martinez (Founder/Managing Director, Sound Point Ventures)
Nola Masterson (CEO and Managing Director of Science Futures, Inc. Investor in Bio-Tech ventures and board member of several corporations. Palo Alto, CA.)
Damon Matteo (CEO, Fulcrum Strategy, Inc., Palo Alto, CA)
Andrew Miller (2017 Wolves Den Award Winner)
Jackie Kerby Moore (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM)
Gary Oppedahl (Emera, Inc., Nova Scotia, Canada)
Deborah Peacock (President, Board of Regents)
Sanjay Prasad (Intellectual Property International, LLC, Palo Alto, CA)
Tony Redondo (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM)
Caitlin Rice, JD (Successful entrepreneur and investor)
Stuart Rose (Founder, Bio-Science Center, Albuquerque, NM)
William Seidel (CEO of America Invents, Inc.)
Gideon Shaanan (CEO, Osento, Inc., Los Altos, CA)
Hope Shimabuku (Director, USPTO, Dallas, Texas)
Paul Silverman (Geltmore Capital, Albuquerque, NM)
Norman Smith (The Cube, New Venture Incubator, Reno, NV)
Tom Stephenson (Verge Fund, Albuquerque, NM)
Waneta Tuttle (CEO, Southwest Medical Ventures, Albuquerque)
Larry Udell (Chairman, Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley Visting Professor – NMT, Master of Ceremonies)
Dr. Stephen Wells (President, New Mexico Tech)
Julia Wise (NM Economic Development, Santa Fe, NM)

Event Sponsors / Thank You For Your Generosity

Sponsor Us /Show Interest And Promote Your Organization

Each attendee will be provided with a bag of sponsor marketing materials.

Special sponsorship is available for the Saturday box lunch ($2,500). Please Inquire.

The sponsorship registration period starts on December 1st, 2017 and closes on March 31, 2018.

Download: Sponsorship Info

Diamond Sponsor

$10000

All of the benefits included with Gold Sponsorship plus the following

Your choice of sponsorship of dinner or any two panels

Opportunity to provide a short presentation on your organization and its participation in the economy of New Mexico

Four additional complimentary passes for your employees or clients

Gold Sponsor

$5000

All of the benefits of Silver Sponsorship plus the following

Opportunity to introduce Keynote speaker or be a panel presenter

Appreciation for your company sponsorship noted at meeting

Two additional complimentary passes for your employees or clients

Silver Sponsor

$2500

All of the benefits of Bronze Sponsorship plus the following

Opportunity to place your promotional materials on our meeting tables

Dedicated table to place your promotional materials

Two additional complimentary passes for your employees or clients

Your logo projected on screen beforehand and during breaks at the Conference

Bronze Sponsor

$1000

Your logo and company description displayed on the website, with a hyperlink to your corporate website

Your logo promoted on meeting materials

Two complimentary passes for your employees or clients

Event Registration / Be A Part Of The Experience

Ticket Descriptions

Students with ID, all schools – $25.00
Student ID’s will be checked at the door

Seniors (65+), Military,Veterans and Special Needs – $ 45.00

Early Registration – $ 75.00
For purchases prior to March 31st

Standard Registration – $ 95.00

At the door – $ 125.00

Registration includes: two box lunches, cocktail reception, barbecue dinner, continental breakfast, break refreshments and all types of life changing information.

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Event Location


Building: Fidel Center
Room: 3rd Floor Ballroom
Campus: New Mexico Tech
City: Socorro, New Mexico

Parking: All campus parking is free of charge and available for use unless marked otherwise.

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Contact Us / How May We Help You?

Dr. Peter Anselmo : peter.anselmo@nmt.edu/ 505.835.5438
Larry Udell : larry@les-svc.org / 575.835.5440 / 510.914.8449