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MRUN Newsletter Fall 2014

Welcome to the Fall 2014 edition of the MRUN Update.  As you will see below MRUN has been active this year with several new initiatives as well as with building on the base we have established over the last dozen years since MRUNs inception.  MRUN has always been about regional cooperation to support local commercialization […]

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 […]

Marblar taps crowdsourcing to translate IP into commercial applications

Marblar uses challenge-driven innovation to crowdsource market applications for dormant and emerging technologies Marblar is a new platform that creates competitions around IP, and encourages Marblar members from around the world to find market applications for the technologies.  Since launching in late Oct-2012, Marblar has registered thousands of people from over 100 countries.  These users have […]

2012 – MRUN looks back on a year of change

2012 marks a year growth and change for MRUN.  In the parlance of so many of our friends engaged in startups – 2012 was a year that MRUN pivoted.  We have expanded our network to include 14 Midwest States and two provinces in Canada. To match our expanded geography, we have broadened our membership focus beyond the […]

Crowdfunding Comes to Academic Research

Financial innovators have gone to work on the gap funding problem that many university researchers face: how to get their promising projects past the discovery stage to a point where they might have a chance for commercial availability.   Enter crowdfunding which is being advanced as a means to finance projects by university researchers on near […]

WBT, Rady School of Management seek students who are commercializing university technologies

Last Day is today! The WBT Showcase is working with the UCSD Rady School of management to offer a special opportunity for Graduate Level Business Students seeking to commercialize university-based research at this year’s WBT Innovation Marketplace in San Diego October 24-26 at the San Diego Convention Center. The Rady School of Management Student Venture […]

BIO Opens Call for BIO2013 Session Proposals

BIO2013 Returns to Chicago – Now is the time to think about getting in front of that crowd   The deadline for submitting a session proposal for the 2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago (April 22–25, 2013) is September 27, 2012 at 5:00 PM ET. In preparation for your submission, please download BIO’s Call for […]

MAHVF Company Showcase Application Deadline is Oct. 15, 2012

Mid-America Healthcare Venture Forum (MAHVF) solicits applicants for this year’s Company Showcase MAHVF has 30 slots available for privately held MidAmerica based companies to present their product, business model and investment opportunities. To qualify, the company must meet the following criteria: * MidAmerica based company with a product/innovation in medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare IT, agri-health, […]

CATTEC V – Sneek Peek at investment-ready companies that Presented Oct 11-12

Presenting companies at CATTEC V Twelve emerging investment-ready companies associated with Midwest universities, accelerators, and seed incubators showcased their opportunities to investors from across the region at CATTEC V Oct 11-12.   Each presenting company had 5 minutes to provide a fast pitch on their opportunity. The fast pitch presenters provided an overview of their organization with […]