Entrepreneurial Events at Rutgers and in the Region
First Impressions: A Review of the 2020 NJ Hemp Production Season
Tues., Oct 13, 2020 6:00 pm A wonderful opportunity to hear about the new Rutgers hemp research program and learn about findings from the first year of planting. An event worth attending for anyone interested in growing hemp, especially those interested in growing hemp in New Jersey. Hosted by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES). Organized by Anna Molinski and Dr. Connie Pascal. Moderated by Dr. Tom Gianfagna, Professor, Department of Plant Biology. Webinar includes a lab research panel and a field research panel. Register here
Find Funding Fast! Overview of the PIVOT Software Tool
Wed., Sept 16, 2020 3:00 pm How PIVOT software can help automate your search for funding! Guest Speaker and PIVOT Trainer, Tanya Volkert from Rutgers Office of Research & Economic Development will give an overview on how to use the PIVOT software tool. By the end of the overview, you should be familiar enough with PIVOT to run your own funding searches, customize it to fit your needs, and know where to go for help. Register today to attend our short info session and Q&A. Please share with a friend or colleague who is also looking for funding from Federal Agencies, Non-Profits, Foundations, Corporate grants, etc. Register here
The Hybrid Workplace and Digital Transformation
Thur. Sept. 10, 2020 2:00 pm The Hybrid Workplace and Digital Transformation Ricoh has assembled a panel of experts to offer valuable insights on adapting company culture, brand, and strategy to adapt to new market demands and the complexities of having employees work from both home and the office. Speakers include: Joji Tokunaga (President and CEO, Ricoh Americas), Jeb Dasteel (Former Chief Customer Officer at Oracle), Phil Styrlund (CEO Summit Group), and Tracy Schroeder (Vice President and Chief Data Officer, Information Services and Technology at Boston University). Register here
Rice Alliance Energy Tech Venture Forum
Tues – Thurs. Sept. 15 – 17, 2020 Rice Alliance Energy Tech Venture Forum – Accelerating energy innovation and sustainable solutions Virtual Program: 9 am -12 noon; Showcase 1:00 – 5:00 pm – In its 18th year, the Energy Tech Venture Forum, hosted by The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, is the premier energy tech venture capital conference to connect energy innovators, investors, corporates, and the energy ecosystem—both traditional and renewable. This year’s virtual forum will showcase 40 promising energy tech companies that are boldly creating the future of energy, as well as a keynote and panel from industry leader. (Free) – Register here
Founder Series: Giving Your Best Pitch to VCs
Wed., Sept. 16, 2020 5:00 pm Founder Series: Giving Your Best Pitch to VCs – Sponsored by IndieBio New York. How can you go from giving your pitch to getting your next meeting? In this session by IndieBio NY, they cover what an investor really wants to hear when you pitch your company. Attendees should be able to understand * How and why you need different pitch decks * What keeps the listener engaged; *The pieces investors most want to hear. (Free) – Register here
What is the Drug Development Process and How is it Changing?
Thurs., Sept. 17, 2020 5:00 pm What is the Drug Development Process and How is it Changing? Sponsored by IndieBio New York. Is COVID-19 changing the drug development process, and if so, will these changes endure after the pandemic ends? Join to hear an interview with two drug development experts who will address these questions and more. Register here
Tech Launch Bull Pen #18
Tues., Sept. 22, 2020 4:00 pm, Tech Launch Bull Pen #18 Experience 3 mentored startups make Investor type pitches and get feedback from a panel of successful Entrepreneurs and Angels. The audience has the opportunity to observe and question the presenters. Register here
Propelify, the innovation festival
Oct. 5 – 9 – Propelify, the innovation festival will be all virtual and will be free to all this year. Each day will have a different theme (Oct. 5 – BetterTogether; Oct.6 BetterWellness; Oct. 7 BetterPlanet; Oct. 8 BetterConnected; Oct.9 BetterBeta. Details and registration here.
Johnson&Johnson JLABS – global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators across a broad healthcare spectrum including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and health tech sectors to create and accelerate the delivery of life-saving, life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world. JLABS hosts multiple events each week on a variety of health innovation topics. See the event listing here.