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Date

April 13-14, 2018

Location

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

Remaining

225

Speakers

30 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
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

“How do you know when/if you have a great idea?”
From Inventor to Entrepreneur – The Road to Success
From Idea to Market Potential: Trying to Pick Winners

This panel will look at all aspects of evaluating a new idea. What happens after the light bulb goes on? How can you tell whether to move forward? Monetary success is the planned objective. Factors to consider before taking next steps – and preparing to go “all in”. 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
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 fairly short time period. Audience Q&A Session

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

Panel:
Bob Bozeman / Angel Investor in; Ask Jeeves, AvantGo!, Brightmail, Google, OpenTable, Opsware, PayPal, Red Envelope, Palo Alto, CA
Craig Kenesky / Wilson/Sonsini/Goodrich & Rosati, NYC
Lionel Leventhal / Founder/Managing Director at Royalty/Revenue Interest Capital, Inc. International investments, NYC
Nola Masterson / Ph.D. CEO and Managing Director of Science Futures, Inc. Investor in Bio-Tech ventures and board member of several corporations. Palo Alto, CA.
Tom Stephenson / Verge Fund, Albuquerque, NM

“Making a dream come true: from idea to product.”
The Ingredients to Success: People – Timing – Money

The panel will cover the key steps in going from idea to initial prototype or first Iteration of an idea or design. How does one actually create something based on a good idea? What are the different paths and pitfalls that await, even if your idea is a really good one? Audience Q&A Session

Moderator:
Bob Bozeman / Angel Investor in; Ask Jeeves, AvantGo!, Brightmail, Google, OpenTable, Opsware, PayPal, Red Envelope, Palo Alto, CA

Panel:
Jackie Moore / Executive Director, Sandia Science and Technology Park
Gordon Moore / President, Lectrosonics, Inc., Rio Rancho, NM
Norman Smith, Ph.D. / Serial entrepreneur and CEO of nine successful start-ups. Reno, NV
Waneta Tuttle / CEO of Southwest Medical Ventures, 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; “Why Most Ideas Don’t Work and What to do About It”

William Seidel / CEO of America Invents, Inc.

Welcome

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

“Creating Your Own Future”Partners? Licenses? Funding?
Developing and Exercising Your Path to Success

This panel will, in a Q&A format, discuss alternative ways to get from prototype to revenue including issues like choices for funding, when a first version of a design is ready for customers and development of a technology plan for your invention.Audience Q&A Session

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

Panel:
Nola Masterson / CEO/Founder, Science Futures, Palo Alto, CA
Dave Pesiri / Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
Sanjay Prasad / Intellectual Property International, LLC, Palo Alto, CA
Stuart Rose / Founder, Bio-Science Center, Albuquerque, NM

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:
Dave Blivin / Cottonwood Capital, Santa Fe, NM
Paul Silverman / Geltmore Capital, Albuquerque, NM
Tom Stephenson / Verge Fund, Albuquerque, NM
Jake Tolk / Morgan Stanley, 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)
Dave Blivin (Cottonwood Capital, Santa Fe, NM)
Bob Bozeman (Angel Investor, Palo Alto, CA)
Dan Brooks (Sun Mountain Capital, Santa Fe, NM)
R. Terry Dunlay (Founder of IntelliCyt, Inventor, Serial Entrepreneur)
John Garcia (District Director U.S. Small Business Administration)
David Gonzales (President/COO, Bison Oil&Gas,Inc.;Co-Founder Drillnomics)
Kathy Hansen (Arrowhead Center, NM State University, Las Cruces, NM)
Bruce Jenett (Senior partner, DLA Piper, Palo Alto, CA)
Craig Kenesky (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, New York, NY)
Lionel Leventhal (Houlihan Lokey, New York, NY)
Nola Masterson (Science Futures, Palo Alto, CA)
Damon Matteo (CEO, Fulcrum Strategy, Palo Alto, CA)
Andrew Miller (Wolves Den Award Winner)
Gordon Moore (President, Lectronics Inc., Rio Rancho,NM)
Jackie Moore (Executive Director, Sandia Science&Technology Park, Albuquerque, NM)
Deborah Peacock (Chair, New Mexico Tech Board of Regents)
Dave Pesiri (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM)
Dr. Sanjay Prasad (Intellectual Property International, LLC Palo Alto, CA)
Stuart Rose (New Mexico Bioscience Center, Albuquerque, NM)
William Seidel (CEO of America Invents, Inc.)
Hope Shimabuku (Director, USPTO, Dallas, Texas)
Paul Silverman (Geltmore Capital, Albuquerque, NM)
Norman Smith (President/Chairman VizKinect, Reno, NV)
Tom Stephenson (Verge Fund, Albuquerque, NM)
Jake Tolk (Morgan Stanley, Albuquerque, NM)
Dr. Waneta Tuttle (President/CEO, Southwest Medical Ventures, Albuquerque, NM)
Julia Wise (NM Economic Development, Santa Fe, NM)
Larry Udell (Licensing Executives Society and New Mexico Tech)
Dr. Stephen Wells (President, New Mexico Tech)

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 reception ($3,000), the Friday evening Western Barbecue ($6,000), and 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

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

Dedicated tablet to place your promotional materials

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 our meeting tables

Dedicated table to place your promotional materials

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 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 10th

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.udell@nmt.edu / 510.914.8449