Webinar: Angel & Accelerator Funding for University Startups

Join OUP for a webinar discussing models, structures, and best practices in raising pre-seed and seed funding for university startup companies from angels and accelerators. Our panel of experts will review their own models, which are distinct from each other in both the areas in which they invest as well as the additional value they provide. Other topics covered will include raising pre-seed and seed amounts, timing and structures for the raises, how to meet with these types of investors, the roles potentially played by these investors with the startups, and much more.

Webinar: Venture Capital & University Startup Financial Trends of 2018

We’re almost halfway through 2018, which means it is once again time for OUP’s annual financing trends webinar. Which sectors have had the greatest investment and which are facing funding challenges? How do these trends apply to advancing academic technologies? What does the beginning of 2018 imply for the rest of the year and what lies over the horizon?

Webinar: University In House Therapeutics Development

Recently, several universities and research institutions have set up internally driven and funded therapeutics development programs providing faculty the opportunity to push high impact translational research projects further than has been typically seen within an academic setting. These programs can oversee all stages of therapeutic discovery and development, from lab-based discovery to clinical trials. Why did these institutions decide to start these programs? How are these programs administered? What multi-disciplinary talent is needed and where did each institution find it? And perhaps most importantly, how much do these programs cost and who pays the bill?

Webinar: Venture Investment in Healthcare IT Startups

In 2014 venture funding in healthcare IT shattered records, surpassing $4.1 billion, followed by an equally impressive performance in 2015 with $4.5 billion invested in the sector. While investment in digital healthcare cooled slightly in 2016 compared to previous record highs, investment in the sector remains significant with $4.3 billion invested in 2016. It’s a diverse, emerging sector with a barrage of startups competing in a broad marketplace to improve healthcare delivery as the nation’s $3 trillion healthcare delivery system gradually transitions from volume-based to value-based care.

Webinar: Cybersecurity Startups

Cyber threats and attacks have arrived in full force. More than ever before, they threaten not only individuals, but corporations and nation states. Within corporations, the types of cyber threats and the various methods of protection have exploded. At universities, the level of research around security detection, prevention, and encryption has significantly increased. This webinar aims to decipher the increasingly complicated cybersecurity space from a startup and investment perspective. OUP will provide a brief introduction to the market and investment activity for the past 15 years, followed by a conversation and Q&A with Amir Ben-Efraim of Menlo Security and Jake Flomenberg of Accel Partners. Our panelists will cover current areas of interests for investment, provide an informed analysis of the cybersecurity market dynamics and trends, and offer their suggestions on how to advance university-originated cybersecurity concepts, inventions, and startups.

Webinar: Diagnostics Startups

While investments in biotech have reached record highs in recent years, investment in the diagnostics sector from traditional VCs has cooled. This is despite a rapid decline in the cost of sequencing and increased public interest in the potential of precision medicine. In this webinar, Osage University Partners explores the unique challenges facing diagnostics with Garheng Kong, a Managing Partner at HealthQuest Capital, a LabCorp director and active diagnostics investor, and Doug Fisher, CBO of Sera Prognostics and partner at InterWest Partners, also active in diagnostics.

Webinar: Medical Device Startups

A lively discussion about the changing investment and development opportunities for early stage startups in the medical device sector. Osage University Partners briefly reviews investment activity from the past 15 years, followed by a conversation and Q&A with Mike Carusi of Lightstone Ventures and Hanson Gifford from The Foundry. Mike and Hanson have been active in the medtech space for many years and between them amount some of the largest exits the sector has seen. Our panelists cover current areas of investment interest, provide an informed analysis of global medical device market dynamics and trends, and offer their suggestions on how to advance university-originated medical device concepts, inventions, and companies.