Mind the Gap: University-affiliated Gap Funding Roundtable

WBT is partnering with innovosource to bring you an exclusive, pre-event on gap funding of early stage technologies and start-ups. This roundtable is intended for current/aspiring fund managers and stakeholders across research universities, government agencies, hi-tech companies, and the early-stage investment community.

The capital gap is real...and growing, especially for developmentally-rigorous technologies. Universities and their key innovation partners (high-tech companies, early stage investors, and government agencies) are stepping forward with a solution--gap funding.

Mind the Gap (as link: http://www.gapfunding.org) is a first-of-its-kind resource directed at these translational research, proof of concept, and pre/seed staged gap funds. Join us for our inaugural event that will showcase insights from nearly 100 university-affiliated gap funds, including:

  • Raising and sustaining gap funds
  • Managing the gap fund process (promotion, evaluation, and commercializing)
  • Cultivating programs that incorporate faculty, students, and members of the business, investment, and technical community
  • Understanding and demonstrating fund impact (financial, economic development, community-building)

This event will be an open-discussion roundtable, directed by the leading gap fund managers—both on-site and virtual.

Are you a current or aspiring gap fund manager at an international university, lab, or hospital seeking valuable information to drive you program success?

Are you an early-stage investor or corporation identifying creative investment and research activities that can increase competitive engagement with sources of high-tech breakthroughs?

Are you a state or government tech-onomic development agency charged with launching programs to boost economic development, job creation, and technology commercialization?

This session and associated networking are for you. We guarantees that the information and discussion from this event will provide you with a solid platform for gap fund development or partnering. We will also be announcing a venue following the event to continue the discussion and networking with peers and future partners.

In order to create an intimate atmosphere, we are limiting registration to encourage engaged discussion, ample time for individual challenges, and relationship-building. So, sign up today to guarantee a seat at the table.

Wednesday October 24, 2012


1:00pm - 4:00pm


San Diego Convention Center


Registration to Roundtable Only: $99
Registration/MTG Resource Bundle: $299 (Includes registration to Roundtable, and an organizational license to the MTG Report, figures database, and additional materials)


  • Jacob Johnson, Founder, innovosource

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Jacob Johnson


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