The Business of Innovation

Early stage innovation-based businesses face a unique set of foundational challenges as they get off the ground and grow. The “Business of Innovation” is a workshop series offered in multiple locations throughout North Carolina that highlights the unique needs of innovation driven companies, including university spinouts.

Learn from experts in the areas of dilutive and non-dilutive funding, legal & IP, business development, and university tech transfer, and network with successful innovation-oriented entrepreneurs.

Event Location

North Carolina Biotechnology Center – 15 TW Alexander Dr, Durham, NC


There are two registration tiers for this event. If you work for a University, click the University Staff button, otherwise click Non-University.

University Staff Non-University



Agenda and Speakers

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Topics Covered

  • SBIR/STTR Program Overview
  • Funding resources specific to North Carolina
  • Equity capital insights from angel funders
  • One NC Small Business Match and Incentive Programs
  • Legal considerations of setting up an Innovation business
  • Accounting requirements and management
  • Patent landscape analysis
  • Logistics of university and business collaborations
  • Success stories from local innovation businesses

Thanks to our statewide sponsors

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