TechStorm Draws National Interest: More Than 100 Innovative Technologies From 26 Universities Will Be Featured

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Inaugural Technology Transfer event and $250,000 seed funding program positions attending serial entrepreneurs to launch startups around promising university technologies

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TechStorm, a national event focused exclusively on matching innovative university technologies with entrepreneurs and seed funding opportunities, today announced it has attracted more than 110 emerging technologies from 26 universities and research labs, as well as dozens of pre-vetted entrepreneurs and corporate in-licensing professionals – demonstrating significant potential for startup creation and funding.

TechStorm, which will take place June 2, 2011 in Fairfax, Virginia and is hosted by George Mason University, will feature more than 110 of the nation’s most promising University and research lab technologies from fields including therapeutics, diagnostics, cyber security, mobile media, nanotechnology and information technology. Examples of technologies that attendees will have access to with the goal of creating startups include:

Life Sciences

  •     Vaccine for Multiple Sclerosis and Other Autoimmune Diseases from East Carolina University
  •     Skin Probiotics from James Madison University
  •     Bladder Distension Monitor from Old Dominion University
  •     Cold Plasma Pencil from Old Dominion University

Software and Mobile Apps

  •     Privacy Aware Data Loss Prevention from Virginia Tech
  •     Fog Bank Technique for Image Separation from National Institute of Standards and Technology
  •     Exploiting VOIP Silence from William and Mary

Technologies including Security, Nanotech, Greentech and Electronics

  •     Microfabricated Preconcentrator For Enhanced Detection from Naval Research Lab
  •     Benthic Microbial Fuel Cell from Naval Research Lab

TechStorm will feature pre-vetted entrepreneurs with an established track record starting successful businesses, a pre-event matching program and a first-of-its-kind seed funding program for pre-vetted, attending entrepreneurs to launch startups around university technologies showcased at the event.

“The strong interest TechStorm has generated confirms that our event and seed funding program is filling a critical market void for matching University and research lab technologies with proven entrepreneurs, corporate in-licensing professionals and investors,” said Gerard Eldering, producer of TechStorm and founder of InnovateTech Ventures. “By featuring more than 100 innovative technologies, I full expect that multiple startups will result from TechStorm and the $250,000 seed funding program being led by Jonathan Aberman at Amplifier Ventures.”

The event is produced by InnovateTech Ventures, and co-hosted by Amplifier, George Mason University, and The Academic Licensing Community of Virginia (ALCOVe). Participating universities and entities representing nine states already committed to participate include:

George Mason University
Princeton University
Georgetown University
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Pennsylvania
Naval Research Lab
Old Dominion University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech
University of Maryland, Baltimore
William and Mary
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institutes of Health
George Washington University
East Carolina University
Binghamton University
University of Louisville
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Arizona State University
Liberty University
James Madison University
Henry M. Jackson Foundation

About InnovateTech
InnovateTech focuses on delivering services that connect promising new University inventions and technologies with the entrepreneurs, investors and businesses interested in commercializing and creating startups around these technologies. InnovateTech leverages its extensive venture capital, seed investor, and entrepreneur relationships to unlock the potential of university technologies so that they can provide commercial value and benefit the public. InnovateTech was founded by Gerard Eldering, a technology transfer executive who spent more than a decade in the non-profit commercialization industry and launched three startups. Visit for additional information.


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