URES is an invitation-only one-day conference established to bring world-class technologies from university research to Boston to showcase them before a group of New England’s top entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. The event will feature breakthrough technologies in three focus areas – information technology, life sciences and deep technology.
Over the past 5 years, 110 projects from nearly 40 universities – including Boston University, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, NYU, Purdue, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Tufts, UCLA, University of Kansas, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin, Yale – have presented to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists at the event resulting in 13 companies receiving nearly $100 million in funding to date.
Flybridge Capital Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm whose mission is to assist talented entrepreneurs in growing innovative, global companies. With $560 million under management, the firm is focused on investing in technology markets and is led by a team with domain expertise and more than half a century of combined experience in venture capital. For more information, visit www.flybridge.com
Atlas Venture is a leading early-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology and life sciences companies. Since inception in 1980, we have helped build over 300 companies in more than 16 different countries. In the past decade, 48 portfolio companies have been acquired and 47 are now public companies with an aggregate market capitalization of over $15 billion. The firm is currently investing from its seventh fund and manages over $2.5 billion in committed capital. For more information, please visit www.atlasventure.com
General Catalyst Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in exceptional entrepreneurs who are building the technology-based companies that will lead innovation and transform industries. Founded in 2000, General Catalyst Partners leverages its principals’ extensive operational, business development and technological expertise to provide portfolio companies with a catalyst for success through business-building and partnership development assistance. General Catalyst is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. For more information, please visit:www.generalcatalyst.com
Goodwin Procter LLP, with 850 attorneys and offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., provides corporate law and litigation services, with a focus on matters involving private equity; technology companies; financial services; real estate, REITs and real estate capital markets; intellectual property; and products liability and mass torts. For more information, go to www.goodwinprocter.com.
The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) is an organization of entrepreneurial universities creating and funding university startups.
With a network of over 200 research universities, NCET2 promotes best practices in the creation and funding of university startups by supporting entrepreneurship and providing entrepreneurial education. Its Research Commercialization and SBIR Center and Faculty Startup Program provide information and assistance to faculty members, postdocs and entrepreneurs creating startups around their research and assists them in applying for SBIR funding. NCET2 connects investors, economic development organizations, public and private funds and tech transfer professionals in building centers of innovation at universities. NCET2 hosts an annual conference for innovation stakeholders to share experiences and create a constructive dialog on how to best work together.
The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) is a research and software innovation campus located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The NERD vertical campus spans two buildings with its primary presence and conference center located at One Memorial Drive and a recently renovated and expanded space located at One Cambridge Center. NERD is home to some of Microsoft’s most strategic teams including Microsoft Research New England, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), SharePoint Workspace, Microsoft Technical Computing, Microsoft Advertising, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office 365 and more. NERD has become a hub of activity for the local tech community and has hosted more than 800 events and welcomed more than 60,000 visitors during the past two years.