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Bridging the Gap Between Academic and Entrepreneurial Capital: Strategies for Success for Women and Under-Represented Minorities

Date Published: March 19, 2013
Location: UNC Charlotte Center City Campus, Uptown

 

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The UNC Charlotte ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office is co-hosting a conference, “Bridging the Gap Between Academic and Entrepreneurial Capital: Strategies for Success for Women and Under-Represented Minorities.”

The goal of the conference is to educate female and minority faculty and students and interested community members about how they can translate their intellectual capital into entrepreneurial capital in innovative ways.

The one-day conference, which will be limited to 60 participants, will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at UNC Charlotte’s Center City Campus uptown. The agenda will include a plenary lecture on the topic of connecting the university to regional and state intellectual capital and economic development; and sessions regarding assessment of strengths; tech commercialization/opportunity assessment; financial resources/talking to investors; and finally an open forum session where a panel of 3 individuals who have been successful in bridging the gap between academia and entrepreneurship will discuss lessons learned on their journey to successfully market their ideas.

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Students: Please email advanceuncc@uncc.edu to obtain a code to receive a 50% discount on registration. Please enter “Bridging the Gap” in the subject of your email.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

The agenda will include a plenary lecture on the topic of connecting the university to regional and state intellectual capital and economic development; and sessions regarding assessment of strengths; tech commercialization/opportunity assessment; financial resources/talking to investors; and finally an open forum session where a panel of 3 individuals who have been successful in bridging the gap between academia and entrepreneurship will discuss lessons learned on their journey to successfully market their ideas. Panelists include:

Dr. Christine Grant, Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering at NC State, the founder of Creative Growth Solutions for You! a consulting company that offers professional and personal development programs focused on confidence building strategies to set and achieve academic and career goals.

Dr. Deborah Bosley, Associate Professor of English at UNC Charlotte, and international expert in the use of plain language has twenty years experience as a plain language consultant working primarily for financial institutions and legal entities seeking to improve written communication that readers can easily understand.

Dr. Pinku Mukherjee, Irwin Belk Endowed Professor for Cancer Research at the University of North Carolina, Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Scientific Officer at CharlotteCanDiag, Inc. The company has a worldwide exclusive license to a patented tumor antibody that has been used to develop a blood test for the early detection of breast cancer.

Conference participants will also have the opportunity to network with local individuals who are experts in the field of entrepreneurship during a lunch/networking session.

For more information regarding this event, please contact Andrea Dulin at andrea.dulin@uncc.edu or 704.687.2019.  You may also visit their website at advance.uncc.edu