URES Features Eleven Midwest Presenters in its Showcase of Top University Research for 2013 | MRUN

URES Features Eleven Midwest Presenters in its Showcase of Top University Research for 2013


Entrepreneurs from Midwest research institutions will be well represented at the sixth annual University Research and Entrepreneurship Symposium (URES) set for April 3 at the Microsoft New England R&D Center in Cambridge MA.  The URES has evolved into a national venue for bringing world-class breakthrough technologies from top research institutions to a forum of early stage investors and entrepreneurs.  The one-day invitational event helps to highlight the challenges and the opportunities faced by entrepreneurs seeking to commercialize university-owned technology.  URES is organized and hosted by  Flybridge Capital PartnersAtlas Venture, and General Catalyst Partners along with sponsor Goodwin Procter and partner organizations NCET2 and Microsoft New England Research and Development Center.

Fully eleven of the total of 30 presentations  will be from entrepreneurs associated with seven Midwest institutions.  The selected presenters were drawn from more than 80 applications from across the UW.  Midwest entrepreneurs presenting are from:

Mayo Clinic (two presentations)
Northwestern Univ.
Washington Univ.
Univ. of Kansas
Univ. of Kansas Medical Center
Univ. of Pittsburgh (three presentations)
Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (two presentations)
Here is the full agenda.

10:00 am – 10:30 am       Registration

10:30 am – 12:00 pm       University Presentations

Track 1: Information Technology

  • Ultralow-power Watchdog Preprocessor: University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Qazzow: Sales, Savings, and Insights for E-commerce: University of Washington
  • Betavoltaic Batteries and Sensor Platforms: Cornell University
  • EUTalk – A Mobile App to Help You Talk: University of Pittsburgh
  • 3D Print Parts Containing Electronics: Northeastern University


Track 2: Life Sciences: Med Tech

  • Diamond NV Magnetic Sensor for Rare Cell Detection: Harvard University
  • Easy-to-Use Ultrasound Guidance for Needle Procedures: Johns Hopkins University
  • Xcede Technologies: Mayo Clinic
  • Remote Image Guided Endoscopic Surgical (RIGES) Platform: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • RETECTIX, LLC: Nanofabricated, Suturable Surgical Mesh: Washington University in St. Louis


Track 3: Life Sciences: Bio Tech

  • Roundhouse Therapeutics: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
  • Vigeo Therapeutics: Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Nurr1 as a Druggable Target of Parkinson’s Disease and Beyond: McLean Hospital/Partners Healthcare
  • CONTINUUS Pharmaceuticals: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Radiosensitizing Small Molecule for Radiation Therapy: Medical University of South Carolina


12:00 – 1:30 pm                  Breakout lunch sessions (attendees to pick up boxed lunch and go to room of choice for interactive lunches)

  • Negotiating Terms for University Spinouts: Shaun Ryan, Goodwin Procter
  • Building Hardware Software Companies Today: Bilal Zuberi, General Catalyst Partners
  • Building Successful Biotechnology Companies: Case studies and discussion: Ankit Mahadevia , Atlas Venture and Kevin Bitterman, Polaris Venture Partners


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm             University Presentations

Track 1: Deep Technology

  • CarKnow: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • GeckoCap: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Specialty Chemicals Biorefinery: Yale University
  • Cirasys, Inc.: University of Texas at Dallas
  • Stratio – World’s First Portable Hyper-Spectral Sensors: Stanford University


Track 2: Life Sciences: Med Tech

  • BriteSeed, LLC: Northwestern University
  • MatriDisc – An Inductive, Scaffold Based Device for Reconstruction of the Temporomandibular Joint Meniscus: University of Pittsburgh
  • Urine Assay to Detect Ovarian Cancer: University of South Florida
  • Isomark: University of Wisconsin- Madison
  • Building a World Class Rapid Diagnostics Company: California Institute of Technology


Track 3: Life Sciences: Bio Tech

  • Breaking Barriers to Quality Protein Production: University of Kansas
  • CHAPRx “Using Nature’s Sentries to Capture the Seeds of Destruction”: University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Sequence Optimized Antibiotic Peptides – SOAPs: University of Pittsburgh
  • NexImmune: Artificial Antigen Presenting Cells for Treating Cancer and Other Diseases: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Chemotherapy optimization (Novel Algorithm for Individualized Cancer Therapy): Mayo Clinic