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Agenda

Time Activity
8:00 AM Log On
8:05 AM Welcome
8:15 AM First Keynote by Jason Eichenholz, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Luminar Technologies
9:00 AM Hidden Gems in a Special Place – Student Experience (Panel Discussion)
9:45 AM Break (15 minutes)
10:00 AM Hidden Gems in a Special Place – Research Experience (Seven 10-minute Presentations + Q&A)
11:10 AM Break (5 minutes)
11:15 AM Hidden Gems in a Special Place – Alumni Experience (Five 10-minute Presentations + Q&A)
12:05 PM Break (5 minutes)
12:10 PM Hidden Gems in a Special Place – Investor Experience (Panel Discussion)
12:40 – 1:10 PM Lunch
1:10 – 1:40 PM Second Keynote Address – Kevin DiMarzio, Vice President of Business Development, Made in Space
1:40 PM Break (10 minutes)
1:50 – 2:40 PM Parallel sessions begin on the following topical areas 2 parallel tracks via Zoom Breakout Rooms with 2 sessions, 25 min each
Track A – Starting-up in Central Florida
  • I-Corps
  • Blackstone Launchpad
Track B – Searching for Hidden Gems
  • Innovation in Focus: Data Analytics (six speakers)
  • License at UCF
2:40 PM Break (10 minutes)
2:50 – 3:40 PM Parallel sessions begin on the following topical areas 2 parallel tracks via Zoom Breakout Rooms with 2 sessions, 25 min each
Track A – Starting-up in Central Florida
  • SBIR/STTR Proposals
  • How to Pitch Your Idea
Track B – Searching for Hidden Gems
  • Innovation in Focus: Optics (five speakers)
  • UCF Incubator/Tech Grove
3:40 PM Break (10 minutes)
3:50 – 5:20 PM Track C (Start-Up Pitches)
5:20 PM Event Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

Registration

On February 17, 2021, we will hold the inaugural UCF Technology Ventures Symposium (UTVS), a virtual conference. The fundamental objective of this symposium is to showcase the little know HIDDEN GEMS within UCF research, faculty and alumni for advancement and potential investment.

We welcome UCF alumni, faculty, and students to attend this symposium. We also welcome interested industry stakeholder, government stakeholder, as well as interested entrepreneurs, investors, community leaders to attend.

The UTVS is cost-free. If you are interested in attending the cost-free symposium please fill out the registration form below. When you register for the symposium you will get the dial-in information that is needed to attend the virtual conference.

Wednesday, Feb. 17
8 a.m. — 5:20 p.m.

To be held via Zoom (When you register you will get an e-mail with the dial-in information for the zoom UTVS meeting)