MEDTECH 2016

BREAKOUT SESSION 2

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY TRACK: Bridging the Startup Gap

Governor C

In addition to the innovation process itself, startups need to be able to make the fluid transition into a growing business. While there are many resources and self-education tools available, the task of finding these can be overwhelming. This panel will explore startup development stages and the support available through public initiatives, academic institutions and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Discussion Points:

- How are startups using creativity and innovation to move ahead quickly?
- What resources are available to startups?
- Where in the state is best for startups to incubate and grow?

Speakers:

  • W.K. (Bill) Rader - Moderator
    President & CEO, Efferent Labs
  • Ben Burton - Panelist
    President and CEO, iuvo BioScience
  • Kurt Lozier - Panelist
    Co-Founder, Somml Health
  • Kim Grant - Panelist
    Business Development Executive , University of Buffalo Center of Excellence for Bioinformatics and Life Sciences
  • M. Jack Rudnick - Panelist
    Director, New York State Science & Technology Law Center at Syracuse University