Date

April 12-13, 2019

Location

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

Remaining

225

Speakers

28 Professional Speakers

STE2M

Event Details / Be Informed

Event: Fourth 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 12th and 13th of 2019

Register
Fidel Center

Device

Heliostat- NMT Mechanical Engineering Project

Special Segment / Wolves Den

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.

Rewards sponsored by Presidents Office, NMT:

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

Conference Schedule / Be Prepared

Registration

Box Lunch – Hosted by: Peacock Law P.C., Albuquerque

Welcome: “Creativity and the Community”

Dr. Stephen Wells / President, New Mexico Tech Deborah Peacock / President, NMT Board of Regents

“New Mexico’s Future Technology Economy”

Alicia Keyes / Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development

Opening

Larry Udell / Chairman, Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley Visiting Professor – NMT, Master of Ceremonies

“Invention/Technology Today – Successful Product Tomorrow”
From Inventor to Entrepreneur – The Road to Success
How to know if your idea has potential? Should you spend time on it?

Moderator:
Dr. Peter Anselmo / Co-Chairman

Panel:
Kathy Hansen / Arrowhead Center, NM State University, Las Cruces
Dan Brooks / Sun Mountain Capital Frank Etscorn / NMT lecturer, inventor of the Nicotine Patch Synthia Jaramillo / Director, Economic Development, City of Albuquerque Stuart Rose / Founder, Bio-Science Center, Albuquerque
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

Break & Networking

Special Presentation

Molly Kocialski / Director of the USPTO, Rocky Mountain Regional Office

“Structure For Success: Forming, Financing and Protecting”

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

Panel:
Craig Kenesky / Ph.D., IP Practice Head, Wilson/Sonsini/Goodrich & Rosati, NYC
Nola Masterson / Founder/Managing Director of Science Futures LLC Woodside, CA Deborah Peacock / President/CEO at Peacock Law Firm, Albuquerque, NM Sanjay Prasad / Intellectual Property International, Palo Alto, CA Tom Stephenson / Verge Fund, Albuquerque, NM
This lively and interactive panel of industry experts will illuminate and discuss the various legal structures available to create and finance a new emerging technology venture, how to structure a great Board and implement effective Board-management communication, and how to identify, protect and monetize the intellectual property assets of the venture. Plus: will include an audience Q&A session.

Special Presentation: “Funding the Future” My decades of picking winners and how?

Lionel Leventhal / Founding and Managing Director at: Royalty/Revenue Interest Capital, NYC

Keynote: Inventrepreneurship = Invention + Entrepreneurship

William Seidel / CEO of America Invents, Inc.
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 & Mastery” Why Most Ideas Don’t Work and What to do About It” Audience Q & A session

Networking Reception

Western Barbeque – Hosted by: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto

“Space Port America” Virgin Galactic, Operating at Spaceport America

An executive and scientist from Virgin Galactic will provide a presentation with visual effects, on how average people will experience space travel. Located on 27 square miles of desert landscape in New Mexico, Spaceport America is Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight headquarters and center of flight operations.

Registration

Continental Breakfast

Welcome

Dr. Peter Anselmo / Co-Chairman

Special Presentation

John Garcia / District Director, US SBA, Albuquerque Dana DeRego Catron / Director of Operations, SBIR Program Director | NM Fast

Special Presentation: Creating the Future

Katharine Ku / Executive Director Emerita, Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University - Chief Licensing Advisor, WSGR

Break & Networking

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

Moderator:
Jackie Kerby Moore / Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM

Judges:
Matt Fetrow / Air Force Research Laboratory, Albuquerque
Rich Luarkie / NMT OIC Nola Masterson / CEO/Founder, Science Futures, Palo Alto, CA Chris Meyers / BDE, Feynman Innovation Center, LANL Sanjay Prasad / Intellectual Property International, Palo Alto, CA 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.

Investing in New Mexico’s Technology Future

Moderator:
Dan Brooks / Sun Mountain Capital, Santa Fe

Panel:
Thomas Brennan / Partner, Arch Venture Partners Chicago & ALB
Lionel Leventhal, / Royalty/Revenue Interest Capital, NYC Jackie Kerby Moore / Sandia Technology Park, Albuquerque, NM Paul Silverman / Geltmore Capital, Albuquerque, NM Tom Stephenson / Verge Fund, Albuquerque, NM
All these investors will discuss their view of the opportunities and what they are seeking in new investments. Audience Q & A session

Networking & Box Lunches – Hosted by: Air Force Research Laboratory

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

Moderator:
Dr. Peter Anselmo / Co-Chairman

Here is a session where 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 needed funding.

THE WOLVES DEN

Like the popular Shark Tank, a panel of investors will screen qualified presentations seeking funding by pre-qualified presenters.

Judges will be from the program presenters.

Closing Comments

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

Event Speakers / Meet the Speakers

Dr. Peter Anselmo

Co-Chairman

Thomas Brennan

Partner, Arch Venture Partners Chicago & ALB

Dan Brooks

Sun Mountain Capital

Dana DeRego Catron

Director of Operations, SBIR Program Director | NM FAST

Frank Etscorn

NMT lecturer, inventor of the Nicotine Patch

Matt Fetrow

Air Force Research Laboratory, Albuquerque

John Garcia

District Director, US SBA, Albuquerque

Kathy Hansen

Arrowhead Center, NM State University, Las Cruces

Synthia Jaramillo

Director, Economic Development, City of Albuquerque

Bruce W. Jenett

Senior Counsel, DLA Piper, Palo Alto, CA

Craig Kenesky

Ph.D., IP Practice Head, Wilson/Sonsini/Goodrich & Rosati, NYC

Alicia Keyes

Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development

Molly Kocialski

Director of the USPTO, Rocky Mountain Regional Office

Katharine Ku

Executive Director Emerita, Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University Chief Licensing Counselor, WSGR

Lionel Leventhal

Founder and Managing Director at Royalty/Revenue Interest Capital, NYC

Rich Luarkie

NMT OIC

Nola Masterson

Founder/Managing Director of Science Futures LLC Woodside, CA

Chris Meyers

BDE, Feynman Innovation Center, LANL

Jackie Kerby Moore

Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM

Deborah Peacock

President, NMT Board of Regents, President/CEO at Peacock Law Firm, Albuquerque, NM

Sanjay Prasad

Intellectual Property International, Palo Alto, CA

Tony Redondo

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

Stuart Rose

Founder, Bio-Science Center, Albuquerque

William Seidel

CEO of America Invents, Inc.

Paul Silverman

Geltmore Capital, Albuquerque

Norman Smith Ph.D

The Cube, New Venture Incubator, Reno, NV

Tom Stephenson

Verge Fund, Albuquerque, NM

Larry Udell

Chairman, Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley Visiting Professor – NMT, Master of Ceremonies

Dr. Stephen Wells

President, New Mexico Tech

Event Sponsors / Thank You For Your Generosity

To be announced in Spring 2019.

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 Friday Networking Reception. Please Inquire.

The sponsorship registration period starts on December 1st, 2018 and closes on March 31, 2019.

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 (Before March 30th) – $75.00

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