This webinar will focus on what academic institutions are doing to foster and cement relationships with investors potentially interested in funding academic startups. Among the topics we will discuss are initial contacts with investors, regional vs. non-regional VC connections, keeping track of university-associated startups and their status, connecting investors to startups, pitch competitions and other on-campus events, and diligence on investors. We will also cover new strategies and programs the panelists are pursuing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joining us to discuss their experiences at their respective universities are:
- Mike Psarouthakis, Director of Venture Center, University of Michigan
- Rob Hallford, Director of New Ventures, Duke University
This webinar is free to all of OUP’s academic institution partners.