French-American Innovation Midwest – Minnesota: INNOVATIVE BUSINESS & EDUCATION START-UP CONFERENCE

Daypass: $30.00
Student Daypass (with valid student ID at the door): No Charge
3-Day Pass (includes opening reception w/ parking voucher & processing fees): $100.00

"Start Up Innovation Improving Life" at the U of M Best Buy Theater | Northrop



8:00am Registration opens 
8.30am Program Starts  

U of M French Club & French-American Chamber of Commerce

Opening remarks
French Consul General Guillaume Lacroix

Introductions from Partner Organizations
Minnesota Trade Office
Greater MSP
Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

9.30am Exchange Visitor Intern/Trainee, VIE Program 
Kristin Young, FACCNY & Odile Young FACCMN  

9:50am Education & Incubation

The U of M technology transfer & start up processes
Carol Grutkoski

Supporting Applied Innovation & Entrepreneurship across the U of M
Kirk Froggatt 

From Campus to Company - One Group's Experience of Commercialization
Scott McConnell 

11.00am Break - Networking

12:00pm Development, Funding & Protection

Mobility4All - Sebastien Tavenas
Healthe - Justin Barrett
Open Therapeutics - Jerome Hamilton
Pack 3.0 - Serge Batkam

Start-Up Financing - Speakers TBC

Intellectual Property Protection - Michael J. Remington 

2:00pm Break

2.30pm- American Outbound Program (work abroad) 
Kristin Young, FACCNY & Odile Young, FACCMN

2:50pm Saint Gobain, HR

3:10pm SUEZ Water technologoes & solutions, HR

3.30pm Program ends


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