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7:30 - 8:15 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:15 - 8:45 AM

Welcome by LaunchFuel
Opening Remarks by Eugene Huang, Deputy Secretary of Technology, State of Virginia
and by Steve Walker, Walker Ventures

8:45 - 10:00 AM

Panel I: Optimal Commercialization Strategies
Garry Grossman, Fenwick & West
Kathryn Doyle, Morgan Lewis
Dan Gordon, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Cathy Cottel, Naval Research Laboratory
Steve Fredrick, Novak Biddle Venture Partners

10:00 - 10:15 AM


10:15 - 11:15 AM

Meet The Tech. Transfer Offices
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties
The MITRE Corporation
University of Virginia Patent Foundation & Spinner Technologies
Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Johns Hopkins University

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Case Study I: Reactive NanoTechnologies / Luna Technologies
Omar Knio, Co-Founder, Reactive NanoTechnologies
Steve Fritz, Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)
Christian Stich, Toucan Capital
Doug Juanarena, CEO, Luna Technologies
Jeff White, Columbia Capital

12:15 - 1:20 PM

Lunch with Kent Murphy, Founder & CEO, Luna Innovations

1:20 - 2:20 PM

Panel II: Funding Options for Technology Transfer Ventures
Matthew Caplice, Academy Funds
Roger Widing, SpaceVest
Ezra Felker, BTG Ventures
Rami Habal, Mohr Davidow Ventures
Rex Pelto, Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology
Steve Walker, Walker Ventures

2:20 - 3:20 PM

Meet The Tech. Transfer Offices
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
University of Maryland
National Security Agency (NSA)
Virginia Commonwealth University
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

3:20 - 3:30 PM


3:30 - 4:30 PM

Case Study II: Riptech / XtremeSpectrum
Amit Yoran, Co-Founder & CEO, Riptech
Martin Rofheart Ph.D., CEO and Co-founder, XtremeSpectrum
Steve Frederick, Novak Biddle Venture Partners

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Panel III: For-Profit Technology Transfer Companies
Richard DiRocco, BTG
Ryan Schwarz, Carlyle Venture Partners (representing The Innovation Factory)
Kent Murphy, Founder & CEO, Luna Innovations
Don Spero, Ph.D, Dingman New Markets Growth Fund
Gary Evans, ANGLE Technology Group

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Cocktail Reception


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