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Rutgers to Host 5th Annual Entrepreneurship Day on October 16

New Brunswick, NJ, October 4, 2013 — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey will host its 5th Annual Entrepreneurship Day on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Rutgers College Avenue Student Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The theme is this year’s conference is “Collaborative Innovation….Progress Through Partnerships.”

Attendees will:

  • Hear Dr. Donald Black share the story of Lipitor “From Bench to Bedside” — Discover how the best-selling pharmaceutical drug in history made it through the FDA’s approval process from former Parke-Davis Warner-Lambert VP of Clinical Research and Lipitor’s clinical trial lead project manager.
  • Hear from Experts on Funding Early Stage Innovations — Hear from a panel of entrepreneurs and investors on funding New Product Development from concept to consumer, including a Rutgers/legacy UMDNJ spinout that raised over $100MM in a 2013 IPO and VCs with over $750MM in capital under management.
  • Learn about the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Program — Dr. Errol Arkilic, founder of NSF’s I-Corps program, shares why NSF is providing $50,000 grants to support commercialization of new innovations.
  • Network with Leading Scientists and Researchers — Connect with the recently expanded Rutgers community as Rutgers and legacy UMDNJ faculty, staff, and students explore how to commercialize their cutting edge research.
  • Find a Helping Hand — Explore the resources available through local business support organizations such as the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC), Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC), New Jersey Business Incubator Network (NJBIN), and more.
  • Join other guests for Speed Networking — The ultimate ice breaker for Entrepreneurs looking to connect with Service Providers who can help with product design, prototyping, marketing, information technology, regulatory approval, and more.

Rutgers University’s Annual Entrepreneurship Day is all about bringing people together to develop the relationships necessary for doing business. 

Rutgers’ goal for this event is to advance technology development and commercialization by connecting researchers, corporate executives, business development professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, service providers, support organizations, and other members of the regional innovation ecosystem.  In the spirit of strengthening public-private partnerships, Rutgers hopes to be the conduit for encouraging university entrepreneurship.

The conference is part of a series of events that Rutgers holds to support technology commercialization activities within the state and surrounding region.  Previous keynote speakers of the conference series include Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Dan Schulman, CEO/founder of Priceline.com and Virgin Mobile USA, and Bill Joy, co-founder of Sun MicroSystems.

Registration for this event is FREE but limited.  Speed networking registrations will close on or before October 15th, 2013.

To register, click here.