Sponsors

Thank you National Sponsors!

Partners

FLC is the formally chartered, nationwide network of over 300 federal laboratories, agencies, and research centers that fosters commercialization best practice strategies and opportunities for accelerating federal technologies from out of the labs and into the marketplace.

The Georgia Research Alliance grows Georgia’s economy by expanding university research capacity and by seeding and shaping startup companies around inventions and discoveries.

The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is committed to strengthening U.S. manufacturing. It has had a profound impact on the growth of well-paying jobs, development of dynamic manufacturing communities, and enhancement of American innovation and global competitiveness.

The Technology Commercialization Office at The Ohio State University supports creativity, innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship as essential components of an academic research institution and crucial factors needed to accomplish the mission of a land-grant university. At Ohio State, the assembly of 15 different colleges on one campus offers possibilities for multidisciplinary teams to address complex technological and social issues, achieve novel solutions, and breakthroughs possible only by incorporating multiple perspectives, backgrounds, and sources of expertise.

Rev1 is a venture fund that helps entrepreneurs build great companies. Combining investment capital with a unique blend of services through our startup studio, we propel innovation for startups and corporate innovation teams. Our seasoned, data-driven team helps lay the foundation for scalable growth with the skills to evolve a product, sell to customers, and build the right team. Named a top VC investor in the Great Lakes Region, Rev1 manages a continuum of financial support from corporate and community partners, as well as the Ohio Third Frontier. Rev1 was named the Most Active VC in Ohio in 2016 by CB Insights. For more information, visit rev1ventures.com.

TechGROWTH Ohio is sponsored by Ohio University and the Ohio Third Frontier program. Through TechGROWTH, entrepreneurs and technology start-up companies in southeast Ohio can access business assistance and sources of capital.

Supporters

Innovation Policyworks enables economic development officials at state, regional and local levels make better, data-driven decisions by providing expert research, analysis and recommendations. Its clients see innovation and entrepreneurship as critical elements of their economic development strategy, and are developing new programs or policies, and/or evaluating existing ones.

EPIcenter is a collaborative and community-wide strategic initiative that is helping entrepreneurs conceive, launch and scale businesses in the Memphis region. EPIcenter serves as a central point of contact for the region’s ecosystem and coordinates resources from various organizations in the community such as accelerators, incubators, mentors, investors, networking programs, and technical assistance programs for entrepreneurs. EPIcenter also represents the complete picture of the region’s entrepreneurial activity and resources in high-growth, scalable startups and businesses.

The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is a catalyst for regional, state and national collective impact in the areas of entrepreneurship, energy and the environment, and public and social engagement policy areas. By blending real-world problem solving and government, nonprofit sector and industry partnerships with education, students are offered unique learning opportunities as they prepare for careers serving the public interest in Ohio University’s rural region and beyond.

TEConomy Partners is a global leader in research, analysis and strategy for innovation-based economic development. Today, TEConomy Partners is helping nations, states, regions, universities, institutions and industries blueprint their future and translate knowledge into prosperity.

Friends

Ben Franklin are partners guided by a singular purpose; to guide the region’s technology community to new heights. Through their unique model, Ben Franklin provides the capital, counsel and connections that empower innovators to accelerate their ideas and investors to expand their impact.

The Launch Place strives to foster an environment for new and serial entrepreneurs to raise capital and garner the support system needed to take their products and/or solutions into the market place.

Conference Builders

Dean Amhaus, The Water Council
Charlie Brock, Launch Tennessee
Ivy Estabrooke, Utah Science, Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR)
Mark Harris, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition and Institute
Michele O’Connor, West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust
Paula Sorrell, Economic Growth Institute, University of Michigan | Office of Research

Become a sponsor!

Is your organization part of the national innovation ecosystem? Download the 2017 Sponsor Opportunities prospectus or contact Jason Rittenberg [ 614-901-1690 or rittenberg@ssti.org ] today!