Networking begins at 11:30, program starts at noon; location: 800 E. Leigh St, Richmond, VA

Program: In the past few weeks both VCU and U.Va have announced fantastic programs that have the power to significantly impact the formation of new life science companies and speed technology transfer into commercialization. We will learn about the brand new seed fund which will deploy $10 million over the next 10 years investing in U.Va. start-ups. We will talk also about VCU’s Quest Innovation Fund which was recently expanded to include additional funding for "proof of concept" work that will help to de-risk innovation and open the door to new partnership and investment.


Speakers: Ivelina Metcheva, Executive Director, VCU Innovation Gateway; and Michael Straightiff, Executive Director, U.Va Licensing & Ventures Group

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