The Business of Innovation title

NC Technology Commercialization Event Series

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.

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

HPG logo NC Biotech logo Hutchison logo

Past Events

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University

May 12, 2023

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest University

June 20, 2023

Wilmington, NC

UNC Wilmington

September 26, 2023

Kannapolis, NC

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

November 14, 2023