Date

April 15-16, 2016

Location

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

Remaining

Speakers

24 Professional Speakers
Official New Mexico Tech Logo

Event Details / Be Informed

Event: First 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 15th and 16th of 2016

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Fidel Center

Device

Heliostat- NMT Mechanical Engineering Project

Conference Room

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.

Additional Wolves’ Den Materials

The following materials are available using the buttons to the right:

Detailed Participant Instructions
Frequently Asked Questions Page
Online Application for Wolves’ Den Participants

Conference Schedule / Be Prepared

Registration

Open event registration at the door

Panel: “Planning for Protecting and Monetizing Your Idea”

From Inventor to Entrepreneur - The Transition Path
Moderator: Dr. Peter Anselmo, Chairman, Management Dept., NMT
This panel will look at all aspects concerning protection of the rights to an idea in the development process of turning that idea into a potentially successful product or service.

Panel: “ Show Me the Money: Investing In New Ventures”

The Ingredients to Success: People - Timing - Money
Moderator: Lionel Leventhal, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey, New York, NY
The panel will cover all the requirements of how to prepare for funding requests and what to do when the answer is “No”.

Special Presentation

Hope Shimabuku, Director, USPTO, Dallas

Keynote: “From Invention to Product to Market”

William Seidel, CEO of America Invents, Inc.
Bill will cover his decades in the creation and the marketing of $2 billion worth of new products.

Western Barbecue and Special Keynote

Hosted by: we are looking for a dinner sponsor. Please contact us!

The world’s first mobile phone call was made on April 3, 1973, when Martin Cooper, a Senior Engineer at Motorola, called a rival telecommunications company and informed them he was speaking via a mobile phone. The phone Marty used, if you could call it that, weighted 2.5 pounds and one could only talk for about 30 minutes after 10 hours of charging. The phone sold for $3,995.00. What a difference four decades makes!

Panel: “Licensing Versus New Venture: An Easier Path to Riches”

Moderator: Mitchel Kirschner, CEO, MIK Development, Inc. NYC This panel will explain the various advantages of either licensing or starting your own new business and the consequences of each.

Special Presentation

Kerrie Hurd Deputy Director, U.S. Small Business Administration

Keynote: “From Inventing to Fame and Fortune”

Bob Parker How to invent for fun and profit. Creating the products of tomorrow.

The NMT Wolves’ Den

Like the popular Shark Tank, a panel of investors will screen qualified presentations by entrepreneurs seeking input and funding. The emphasis for the Den is on Intellectual Property; all participants will be presenting commercial ideas built around potentially- protectable Intellectual Property.

Event Speakers / Meet the Speakers

Dr. Daniel López (President, New Mexico Tech)
Deborah Peacock (Chair, New Mexico Tech Board of Regents)
Dr. Frank Etscorn (New Mexico Tech faculty, Inventor of the Nicotine Patch)
Larry Udell (Licensing Executives Society and New Mexico Tech)
Andy Lim (Founder, LAVU, Albuquerque, NM)
Dr. Peter Anselmo (New Mexico Tech Management Dept.)
Lionel Leventhal (HoulihanLokey, New York, NY)
Hope Shimabuku (Director, USPTO, Dallas)
William Seidel (America Invents, Sebastopol, CA)
Martin Cooper (Cell Phone Inventor)
Mitchell Kirschner (MLK Development, Inc.: NYC)
Kerrie Hurd (Deputy Director U.S. Small Business Administration)
Bob Parker (Holder of over 80 patents, including the Liquid Crystal Thermometer, Duracell Battery Tester, Mood Ring, etc.)

Event Panelists / Meet the Panelists

John Chavez (President, New Mexico Angels, Albuquerque, NM)
Craig Kenesky (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, New York, NY)
Dr. Sanjay Prasad (Intellectual Property International, LLC Palo Alto, CA)
John Hood (Zephyr Holdings, Albuquerque, NM)
Nola Masterson (Science Futures, Palo Alto, CA)
Andres Salazar (Technology Ventures Corporation, Albuquerque, NM)
Gideon Shaanan (CEO, Osenti, Inc., Palo Alto, CA)
Tom Stephenson (Verge Fund, Albuquerque, NM)
Kathy Hansen (Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM)
Damon Matteo (CEO, Fulcrum Strategy, Palo Alto, CA)
Dave Pesiri (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM)
Stuart Rose (New Mexico Bioscience Center, Albuquerque, 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 Friday evening barbecue and the Saturday box lunch

The sponsorship registration period starts on November 15, 2015 and closes on March 31, 2016

Gold Sponsor

$5000

Opportunity to introduce Keynote speaker or be a panel presenter

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

Your logo promoted on meeting materials

Appreciation for your company sponsorship noted at meeting

Opportunity to place your promotional materials on provided meeting tables dedicated for your company use

Six complimentary passes for your employees or clients

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

Silver Sponsor

$2500

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

Your logo promoted on meeting materials

Opportunity to place your promotional materials on provided meeting tables dedicated for your company use

Four complimentary passes for your employees or clients

Your logo projected on screen beforehand and during conference breaks

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, seniors (65+), and special needs
Student ID’s will be checked at the door. – $ 25.00

Friday Dinner Only – $ 50.00

Early Registration
For purchases prior to April 1st. – $ 85.00

Standard Registration
Please bring a print out of your email receipt. – $ 100.00

Payment Instructions

Please click the following button to submit your payment information using NMT’s secure payment system:

Register Page

Event Location

Building: Fidel Center
Room: 3nd 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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