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Sunday, March 15 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
UT Austin National Science Foundation I-Corps

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The National Science Foundation I-Corps program is focused on advancing the commercial outcomes of fundamental scientific research through applied entrepreneurship training consistent with Steve Blanks Business Model Canvas methodology. The University of Texas at Austin (in conjunction with Texas A&M and Rice University) was recently announced as one of 7 National Nodes in the National NSF I-Corps Node Network and will be working to promote the I-Corps methodology broadly throughout the SW region of the United States across institutions. Participants will learn about the I-Corps program and how it can impact and support entrepreneurial activity for their concept or venture. Target audiences which could benefit from the I-Corps program include: University affiliated Start Ups, Research faculty from across the region, venture capital groups and many others.
Presented by University of Texas

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Errol Arkilic

CEO, m34 Capital
Errol Arkilic is a Founder of M34 Capital. M34 is an investment company that focuses on seed and early-stage projects being spun out of academic and corporate research labs. Typical investments range from $50,000 to $250,000 and usually represent the first outside capital deployed... Read More →

Keith McGreggor

Dir, Georgia Tech Venture Lab
Keith McGreggor is the lead instructor for the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program for Georgia Tech, a founding node in the I-Corps network. Keith is also a member of the NSF I-Corps curriculum committee, and gives frequent invited talks on I-Corps and the foundations of the lean... Read More →

Heath Naquin

Executive Dir, The University of Texas at Austin
Heath Naquin, BBA, MSTC, PMP Heath Naquin serves as Executive Director for the SW I-Corps Node at The University of Texas at Austin. He also serves as the Managing Director for a multi-university NSF Industry University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) the Center for Next Generation... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Radisson Town Lake Riverside Ballroom