Thursday, September 27, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The National Council on Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) seeks nominations from universities to promote their best startups and present them to the nation's premier investors as part of the University Startups Showcase (USS). The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 21, 2012. The USS Nomination Form is available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ussnomination.
The USS Virtual Showcase will be held online from October 2012 to February 2013, and the USS In-Person Showcase co-hosted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be held on March 22, 2013 at the University Startups Conference in Washington, DC. A preliminary agenda is available now.
Nominated university startups will present to investors in a 2-hour weekly Virtual Showcase with each company provided time to give a 10-minute live, online presentation. Startup companies will be grouped into industry categories and will be assigned a specific date/time to present.More information is available from the University Startups Showcase webpage or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Companies presenting in the Virtual Showcase will be viewed and scored by angel investors, venture capitalists, Global 1000 companies and SBIR program managers.
Participating investors are encouraged to contact companies they are interested in at any time after the online presentations to arrange onsite visits. This will permit the nominating university to highlight other university companies which might interest the visiting investors.
The top 10 scoring companies will be invited to present in an In-Person Showcase on March 22, 2013 at the University Startups Conference in Washington, DC.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
- Term of registration reduced from 10 years to 5 years.
- Change to timeframe for filing renewals.
- Likelihood of confusion review expanded to include federally registered marks.
- Multiple class applications permissible, but additional fee for each additional class.
- Licenses, security interests, & mortgages may be recorded