Panel Agrees IP Is Key To Earn Interest From VCs

Few seminar topics engage a startup audience as wholly as intellectual property, given that it’s viewed as one of the most critical components to success. Not only does it protect a company and allow it to compete among larger players, but it raises a startup’s profile among investors. In fact, 85 percent of medical device VCs say they view patents as a critical factor for funding consideration.

From the Innovator’s Workbench: Jason Field, President and CEO, Shares How W. L. Gore & Associates Combines Innovation With Culture to Achieve Success

From rugged outwear to groundbreaking medical devices, W. L. Gore & Associates, a diversified material science company, serves virtually every industry you can think of.

That creativity of application can only be built by one thing – a focus on innovation.

Building a Successful Roadmap to Commercialization – Recent Fogarty Institute Workshop Offers Insight on Taking Devices to Market

One of the most strategically important topics for a startup is commercialization – the point when a company transitions from research focus to generating revenue, scaling the organization, and potentially driving toward an exit. As part of its educational series, the Fogarty Institute recently hosted an impressive panel who offered their thoughts on managing this important phase of a company’s lifecycle.

The Combination of High Touch and High Tech are Imperative: How Soft Skills Contribute to Leadership Success

Virtually every business talk or news story today emphasizes the revolutionary new technological advances that will transform the job landscape. And it’s true – technologies such as artificial intelligence, robots and digital platforms are already enhancing the way we work.

But often lost in the focus on these shiny new objects, is the need for workers to nimbly adapt to new environments,

Inside Tips on IP: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

“Innovation is a discipline that can be both taught and honed,” is one of the mottos behind the Fogarty Institute educational workshop series. These sessions are designed to inspire both early-stage and seasoned entrepreneurs, but also give them insight into the best practices that will help them succeed as they take their ventures to the next level.

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