ACS
ENTREPRENEUR SUMMIT

November 15-16 | Washington D.C.
National Education Association
1201 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

The ACS Entrepreneur Summit is an event for startups, small businesses, investors, corporate partners, government officials, students, professors, researchers, and journalists who wish to gain:

Opportunities to network with entrepreneurs, private investors, and corporate innovators

Greater insight into interests, trends, opportunities, and challenges in chemical entrepreneurship

Practical advice and information for chemistry-based startups and small businesses

New ways of approaching operational challenges, value proposition, and customer development

PRICING

*Non-member registrants can opt in to receive a 1-year membership to the ACS.

ACS Student
Member

$20

($25 effective Oct 2nd)

Non-member Student*

$62

($70 effective Oct 2nd)

ACS Regular
Member:

$79

($99 effective Oct 2nd)

Non-member Professional*:

$125

($141 effective Oct 2nd)

SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

David S. Bem, PH.D

David S. Bem

Day 1 

Registration
8:00am

Welcoming Remarks - 9:00am
ACS - 
Thomas M. Connelly, Jr., Ph.D., Executive Director & CEO

Industry Innovation Spotlights:
The Dow Chemical Company
Evonik Industries AG
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. - Mr. Hirofumi Zenkoh, General Manager,
Next Generation Business Development Division
Novartis - Dr. Avi Spier
Procter & Gamble
TOK America - Christopher Rosenthal
The Forbes Funds - Kate Dewey, President
Waters Corporation - Kevin D. Wyndham, Director R&D

Closing Remarks
ACS - Kenneth J. Polk, Esq., Innovation Counsel

Reception Sponsored by P&G
5:30pm to 7:00pm
By invitation only

*Presentation titles may change

Day 2

Registration
8:00am

Rising Star - 9:00am
Rubitection, Inc.
Dr. Sanna Gaspard, Ph.D., Founder & CEO Rubitection, Inc.

Entrepreneur's Journey
X-Therma Inc.
Mark Kline, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Prototype Development

Alabama Innovation & Mentoring of Entrepreneur Center
Dan Daly, Ph.D., Director, Alabama Innovation & Mentoring of Entrepreneur Center

The Culture of Innovating
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
Katherine Gibson, Chief Innovation Officer (Interim)

Licensing
Thomson Coburn, LLC
Raymond Stewart, Esq.

Due Diligence and Term sheets
Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic
Howard Lubert, Area President

The Evolution of the University Startup
National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2)
Tony Stanco, Director, Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer and Commercialization

Better Value Propositions & Pitches

National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2)
Tony Stanco, Director, Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer and Commercialization

Adjourn
4:40pm

*Presentation titles may change

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