Date

March 27-28, 2020

Location

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

Remaining

225

Speakers

28 Professional Speakers

STE2M

Event Details / Be Informed

Event: Fifth 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: March 27th and 28th of 2020

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 for High School Winners of the Wolves Den:

Scholarships go to the first, second, and third place teams.

 

Rewards for College Winners of the Wolves Den:

Vouchers for legal services and other business support are yours!

 

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

FREE EDUCATIONAL COURSES:
See Schedule

Box Lunch

Welcome:
“Creativity and the Community”

Dr. Stephen Wells: President, New Mexico Tech Larry Udell: Adjunct Professor; Strategic Advisor to NMT; Chairman, Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley
Master of Ceremonies

Interactive Panel
Structure For Success: Forming, Financing and Protecting

Moderator: Bruce W. Jenett: Partner, Premier Counsel, San Francsisco, CA Panel: Dan Brooks: Sun Mountain Capital, Santa Fe, NM Craig Kenesky: Ph.D., IP Practive Head, Wilson/Sonsini.Goodrich & Rosati, NYC Nola Masterson: Founder/Managing Director of Science Futures LLC woodside, CA Sanjay Prasad: Prasad IP, Los Altos, CA Stuart Rose: Founder, Bioscience Center and Fat-Pipe, Albuquerque Norman Smith: Ph.D., Successful entrepreneur, CEO, Investor This panel of industry experts will present initial ideas, followed by a challenge to individual tables to develop a "best question" in this topic area. The panel will answer questions from all tables on 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, as well as how to identify, protect, and monetize the intellectual property assets of the venture. The table coming up with the best question will win a prize!

Here To Help

Mollybeth Kocialski: Director of the USPTO, Denver Regional Office. Behind the scene at the Patent Office.

Break & Networking

Special Presentation:
“How Can We Help? Your Success is Our Business”

John Garcia: District Directro, US SBA, Albuquerque Dana DeRego Catron: NM Fast, NMSU Arrowhead Center

Audience Q & A Participation
Investing in New Mexico’s Technology Future

Moderator:
Dan Brooks: Sun Mountain Capital, Santa Fe
Panel:
Thomas Brennan: Partner, Arch Venture Partners Chicago & ALB
Matt Fetrow: Air Force Research Laboratory, Albuquerque Kathy Hansen: Arrowhead Center, NM State University, Las Cruces Jackie Kerby Moore: Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM Paul Silverman: Geltmore Capital, Albuquerque Tom Stephenson: Verge Fund, Albuquerque
All these experts and investors will discuss their view of the opportunities and what they are seeking in new opportunities and investments.

Success Stories Panel

Moderator:
Bill Seidel: Founder/CEO, America Invents

Panelists will be individuals who are personally familiar with tech-commercialization success stories.

Networking Reception

Western Barbeque
Hosted By:

Keynote:
“Tomorrows Technologies Today”

Invited:
Dr. Walter Copan: Dr. Copan was confirmed by Congress as Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director on October 5, 2017. As NIST Director, Dr. Copan provides high-level oversight and direction technology executive in large and small corporations, U.S. government, nonprofit, and other public-sector settings.

STUDENT DAY!!!!!
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome:
Dr. Peter Anselmo
Co-Chariman

Kickoff address:
Speaker TBA

Wolves Den I High School Competitors

Table Competition – Cyber!!!!!

Tables will compete to solve a problem in the Cyber area --- no major expertise required! Judges and panelists will be available to answer questions from each table. Head Judge:
David Kistin: Sandia National Laboratories

Networking and Box Lunches:

Hosted by:
Personal Planning Sessions: 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 all program panelists and experts

Moderator:
Dr. Peter Anselmo:
Here is a session where you can ask all your questions, and hopefully, discover all the answer. Whatever you want to know, from early stage inventing to starting your business to building a team and raising the needed funding

Wolves Den II – College Division:


New Mexico Tech presents 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

By:
Dr. Stephen G. Wells: President, New Mexico Tech


SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Event Speakers / Meet the Speakers

Dr. Peter Anselmo

Co-Chairman

Thomas Brennan

Partner, Arch Venture Partners Chicago & ALB

Dan Brooks

Sun Mountain Capital, Santa Fe, NM

Dana DeRego Catron

NM Fast, NMSU Arrowhead Center

Matt Fetrow

Air Force Research Laboratory, Albuquerque

John Garcia

District Director, US SBA, Albuquerque

Kathy Hansen

Arrowhead Center, NM State University, Las Cruces

Bruce W. Jenett

Partner, Premier Counsel, San Francisco, CA

Craig Kenesky

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

Molly Kocialski

Director of the USPTO, Denver Regional Office. Behind the scene at the Patent Office

Bill Seidel

Founder/CEO, America Invents

Nola Masterson

Founder/Managing Director of Science Futures LLC Woodside, CA

Jackie Kerby Moore

Arrowhead Center, NM State University, Las Cruses

Dr. Walter Copan

Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director

Sanjay Prasad

Prasad IP, Los Altos, CA

Stuart Rose

Founder, Bio-Science Center and Fat-Pipe, Albuquerque

Paul Silverman

Geltmore Capital, Albuquerque

Norman Smith Ph.D

Ph.D., Successful entrepreneur, CEO, Investor

Tom Stephenson

Verge Fund, Albuquerque, NM

David Kistin

Sandia National Laboratories

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 2020.

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, 2019 and closes on March 20th, 2020.

Download: Sponsorship Info

Regional Sponsor

$25,000


All of the benefits included with Diamond Sponsorship plus the following:

Your organization’s brand on all workshop materials, including a prominent position on brochures

Opportunity for members of your organization to serve as judges in all Saturday competitions

Eight additional complimentary passes for your employees or clients

Diamond Sponsor

$10,000

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

$5,000

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

$2,500

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

$1,000

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 1st) – $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.

  • Please bring a print out of your email receipt

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

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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