Cooperative Impact: Social Innovation Unconference – June 15-18.
Sponsored by Cooperative Impact in partnership with the Centre for Social Innovation. Join a diverse collective of grassroots organizations and emerging entrepreneurs from across the nation to explore the question, “How might we shape a compassionate future?” Proceeds from this event benefit black, indigenous & people of color (BIPOC)-owned enterprises through micro grants.
New Jersey Tech Council & Tech Council Ventures: Startup Showdown (Healthtech focus)
June 18, 12:00 Noon
The bi-weekly series will feature three startups who will pitch three investors, answer audience Q+A, and ultimately find out if the investors would like to take a meeting. If you have a growing startup and you’d like to pitch on the show, you can apply here. Visit the NJTC site for the list of future episodes and events.
A startup competition to celebrate small businesses solving for a clean energy future. Brought to you by the NJ Tech Council CleanTech Alliance and founding sponsor, PSE&G, winners will receive fast-tracked corporate relationships, mentorship, press, and a $50,000 grand prize.
OurCrowd Pandemic-conference – Monday, June 22, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
This event will take a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities created by the pandemic crisis, spotlighting breakthrough technologies addressing everything from prevention and cure to social distancing and food supply. Investors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives, and others will get access to top speakers and content, one-on-one meetings, and outstanding networking.
Introduction to Patents – June 24, 2020, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Are you a researcher or an inventor who wants to create inventions and apply for patents? Do you know what is patent and which patent you should apply for? Attend this mini workshop to learn about the basics of patents. Presenter: Connie Wu; sponsored by Rutgers University Science LIbrarians (A link to the webinar will be emailed to you after you register.) Register here
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Invention-2020 Conference – Thurs. August 20 – Sat. Aug. 22
Free event for inventors and all who are interested in intellectual property (IP). Learn about the assistance and resources offered and hear inspiring presentations from public and private sector subject matter experts. The half-day online sessions will be held each day with breaks.
Virtual Office Hours with the Osage University Partners (OUP) Investment Team
OUP tech and life sciences teams are offering completely open and informal VC office hours to our partner institutions startup founders, graduate students and professors who are thinking of commercializing their research. During these sessions, OUP can answer questions on topics such as technology de-risking, product-marketing fit, fundraising, and the general startup process. To schedule a 30-minute virtual conference with an OUP team member, please complete this scheduling form . Tech team members Manny Stockman and David Dorsey and life science team members Anurag Agarwal, Margalit Haber, and Stephanie Stehman will be available from 2-4 pm EST from Tuesday-Thursday.
Funding and Accelerators:
Funding for Covid19 (Rutgers research portal) – https://researchportal.rutgers.edu/covid19-funding
OurCrowd Launches $100 Pandemic Innovation Fund.
OurCrowd, the world’s largest crowdfunded-venture investment platform, has launched of a Pandemic Innovation Fund. The Fund plans to raise $100 million for investment in urgent technological solutions for the medical, business, educational and social needs triggered by global pandemics and other health emergencies. For more information visit OurCrowd.
Nextview Virtual Accelerator: Apply by May 11 –
This program is intended for B2B and B2C Pre-Seed & Seed stage startups that are incorporated and targeting customers in North America. Startups that have been operational for less than three years and have raised less than $2M of capital will be considered. Suggested focus areas include: Consumer paid subscription business models, conversational & next-gen marketing, healthy living & eating; Democratization of data analytics, next-gen commerce/commerce infrastructure, modern loneliness; Second-order effects of COVID on Health tech, “peace of mind” business models, senior and child care, sustainability and climate; Future of transportation (people & goods), and sustainable commerce.
Startup School by Y-Combinator
- How to Write a Great Value Proposition infographic Source: Hubspot.com, written by Lindsay Kolowich
- Teaching The Next Generation Of Life Sciences Entrepreneurs Source: Life Science Leader, written by David Sable, M.D.