Pilot 2.0

Alan Thomas

March 5, 2017

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Academic Venture Exchange’s second pilot.  Our overriding goal is to match early stage ventures with entrepreneurial talent.  We’re contacting you in case you may have a direct interest in connecting with some of the listed emerging ventures, or else may be able to connect them to other entrepreneurial talent you are aware of.  We are also delighted to get other connections, leads, and feedback.  Our member universities don’t guarantee all the pieces of these stories fit together, but they all include world class research and researchers, interesting data, and a hunch by licensing officers that they have potential if connected with the right business development talent.

Feedback on our evolving platform is also welcome.  Specific changes from our last listing:

-Files to which we have embedded links are hosted on a service called DocSend. This should ask you for your email ONCE ONLY.  It will help us track which opportunities attract traffic.

-We’ve added tags to help searching.  These are listed in the second attachment.

-We’ve added “AVX Notes” where we are aware of potentially useful additional context

-We continue to add brief video “pitches” from faculty based on feedback so far.

The AVX concept continues to gain momentum.  This listing is almost double the size of our first effort in the Fall. We welcome your help as we try to make the process of connecting university ventures to entrepreneurs and vice versa much more effective.

With thanks.