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GRASSHOPPER by Milwaukee Institute
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
Technology Innovation Center, Room 121
Serial Entrepreneurs (or is there a second [or third act] after an exit event?)
Is there a way to position an exit event so that there is an opportunity for a follow on second, third or even more startups? According to Rich Stevens and Elissa Coyer the answer is a resounding YES! In an acquisition, not all of a company’s intellectual property need be sold or is even desired by the acquiring entity. It could be very likely that another business could be formed around this “orphan” technology. Or, as in the case of university-based technology commercialization, there may be other innovations “on the shelves” at the laboratories where the initial technology came from. True entrepreneurs are rarely satisfied with just one success. Come hear how to become successful serial entrepreneurs.
Richard Stevens, Founder and CEO of Medical Advances and Molecular Specialties will discuss building startups, experiencing exits and serial entrepreneurship.
Rich will be joined by Elissa Coyer, Marketing Director at Third Wave Bioactives -- and a veteran of two other startups, Agtech Products and Agro Biosciences.
TIC Holiday Party (Save the Date)
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Technology Innovation Center, 5th Floor
8,000 sq ft office space starting at $12/sq ft
3,000 sq ft lab space starting at $19/sq ft
4,000 sq ft light manufacturing starting at $8/sq ft