June 7 2012: How startups can tap into expertise at Universities


How start-ups can tap into expertise at Universities
Thursday, June 7, 2012
5:15pm - 7:15pm
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre (map)

How many hats do you wear in your start-up?  Sometimes it can be difficult to identify a problem, let alone solve it.  Have you ever thought "Wouldn't it be great to work with an expert in _______ from ______ University?" (you fill in the blanks!) 

At the June TecSocial in collaboration with Cape Breton University and Springboard Atlantic we'll have representatives from all 18 institutes of higher education across the region.  Because we want to maximize our time with our guests we'll begin by letting our guests introduce themselves so you can see who is with us.  Sarah Conrod from CBU will provide a brief overview of some of the research collaboration support/funding that is available. Next we'll be inviting companies to make a 3 minute pitch of their company and any particular research challenge they are trying to solve.  When all pitches are complete we'll begin the famous "social part" of TecSocial to mingle and match. 

If you'd like to pitch your company, please download and compete this template and email it to Bob Pelley by end of day on Wednesday.

Join us at the June TecSocial at Membertou Trade & Convention Centre, 50 Maillard Street, Membertou, NS.

TecSocial is a monthly meeting for those with an interest in technology and entrepreneurship. It's free and all are welcome to attend. Appetizers (limited quantities) and door prizes are provided by this month's sponsor, Cape Breton University and Springboard Atlantic.