AVX January 2020 Update

Ahmet-Hamdi Cavusoglu

January 1, 2020

Happy New Years! I hope you had a great time celebrating the end of 2019 and are ready for 2020.

Once again, thank you for being a valuable part of AVX. In this newsletter, we will tell you a bit about our newest statistics and give you some news and events from around the network.                

As a reminder, you can see all AVX opportunities here at the Feed.

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Conversation Statistics: We are up to 4664 total connections and conversations on the AVX network - 301 more over the last month. We are currently tracking 11 on-going match negotiations and another 70 with multi-month long discussions heading toward possible matches.


AVX Annual Survey: Please keep an eye out for our upcoming survey that should take less than 2 minutes to complete. We would like to take the chance this month to look back at our performance over the past year to discover our community's strengths and needs. This will help AVX establish our goals for 2020 and beyond as we look to improve and expand our team. Many thanks!

Extreme Tech Challenge 2020: XTC is focused around investable commercial ventures that also make a real impact on furthering one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals grouped into these 7 categories: 1) AgTech-Food-Water, 2) Smart Cities-Transport, 3) Cleantech-Energy 4) Education, 5) Healthcare, 6) Fintech, and 7) enabling technologies (like chips, 5G, IOT, AI, etc.) If you'd like to learn more, feel free to ask!


Yale Innovation Summit (May 13, New Haven): Yale’s premier tech and biotech event, with over 1000 attendees, 100 investment opportunities, 160 investors, and dozens of leading corporations. This year we are moving to an even bigger venue – Yale’s brand new science building on “Science Hill”. Hold the date!

Equalize 2020 (June 24-25, St. Louis): Equalize 2020 is a pitch competition and symposium designed to take national action around the disparity of women academic inventors forming university startups.

So long for now! – Hamdi