Current Events

I-Corps Information Session - Support for University Entrepreneurs
Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014        Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Room 174, Busch Student Center, Piscataway, NJ

NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Provides $50,000 grants to NSF-funded researchers to identify valuable commercial applications for their technology, and offers entrepreneurial training to participating teams. The program provides research tools, skills, and resources you need to turn your research into a startup venture.  In cases where there isn’t a strong market potential, this program helps teams learn this as quickly and inexpensively as possible.
I-Corps graduates follow these paths:

  •  SBIR/STTR Phase 1 grants (68% vs. 14%) likelihood of receiving award
  •  Angel/VC funding
  •  Patent or technology license to a U.S. company.

This session will provide details on the I-Corps process and will give you an opportunity to speak with fellow Rutgers colleagues who have participated in the program.
Since the I-Corps program focuses on teams, we ask NSF-funded researchers to invite their graduate students and post docs to accompany them to this event.

Scarlet Startups - INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER – Croix Sather
Head, Heart, and Soul of a Champion
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015 
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Room 5085, Rutgers Business School, Piscataway, NJ
The media calls him “Marathon Man” because of his astonishing accomplishments and life story. In just two years, Croix went from a non-runner to a 2,621 mile Run Across America in just 100 days and then he broke the world record running 146 miles though Death Valley, CA, the harshest and hottest environment on the planet.
Croix is an internationally celebrated author and Inspirational Speaker in the field of personal and business consulting and the psychology of success. He is a celebrity runner and speaker for Hope for the Warriors and as a panel expert for Sunwarrior Superfood nutrition. He has authored four books, hosted a radio show, and has appeared in hundreds of television, radio, and newspaper articles. He continues his legacy by sharing his experiences as an inspirational speaker to an array of industries.
6:30 - 7:00: Pizza & Networking
7:00 - 8:00: Speakers with Q&A
8:00 - TBD: Networking
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