Thursday, June 30, 2011
NanoBio Executive Roundtable Series
Risk vs Reward: Financing Early-Stage, Emerging Technologies
Date: July 14, 2011
Registration begins: 5:00pm
Event: 5:30 to 7:30pm
Place: Piedmont Club (200 W. 2nd St., Winston-Salem)
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For this July Roundtable event, COIN invites our entire nanobio community to join us in a discussion on Risk vs Reward: Financing Early-Stage, Emerging Technologies. The "Valley of Death" is critical funding gap common in many industries. COIN, on behalf of our members, will host a dialogue with several seasoned investors and entrepreneurs to provide a better understanding from the investor's perspective of the balance that is struck between risk and reward when making funding decisions for early-stage technologies. Because nanobiotechnology is an emerging field where many technologies are platform technologies with applications across mutliple industries, there are unique challenges and opportunities.
This panel session will be moderated by Andy Dreyfuss, a Fund Executive at the Piedmont Angel Network. Panelists include Scott Albert, a Venture Partner with Aurora Funds, Christy Shaffer, a Venture Partner and Managing Director with Hatteras Venture Partners, and Steven Walsh, a serial entrepreneur at the University of New Mexico. More
Monday, June 27, 2011
Triad BioSummer Program Concludes July 1 with Student Presentations
Triad BioSummer is hosted by Wake Forest University, the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Council and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, and students attend free due to support of the programs sponsors: Platinum – Reynolds American; Diamond – Banner, Cook Medical, and Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice; Gold – Bank of America, BB&T, Coach America, JFK Consulting, O’Brien Atkins, and Shelco; Silver –Champion, NC Biotechnology Center - Piedmont Triad Office, Piedmont Triad Research Park, Pura Vida Promotions, and Targacept.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
New Venture Incubator -- Frameworks Seminar
Presenter: Mack Arrington, PCC
All of us are interested in the trajectory that our careers will take us. However, how seldom do we include a formal analysis of our talents and strengths to see if we are pursuing a good career fit. Mack is a leading business and life coach who incorporates self-analysis and network building into his presentation. This is a session that should not be missed. Do a favor for one of your collogues and bring her/him.
Tuesday, June 28 @ 7:30am
Piedmont Triad Community Research Center Auditorium
115 Chestnut Street Winston-Salem, NC
Frameworks is a monthly seminar series brought to you by the Wake Forest University New Venture Incubator.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Two Construction Projects Planned for Piedmont Triad Research Park
Construction on Research Parkway will begin in August after a years-long process of securing permits, federal and state grants and environmental licensing. Read more.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Atala Featured on "The Innovators" a Bloomberg News program
The program discusses how Atala engineers human organs and the latest organ (the liver) to be tackled after his work with urethras, kidneys, and bladders. Atala concludes by asking a question that defines the true mission of his work: "How can we increase the number of tissues we bring to patients and how can we make more patients benefit from these technologies?"
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Nominate Your Business for Cook Innovation Award!
PTRP Seminar Series
Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Location: PTCRC Building Auditorium
115 S. Chestnut Street, Winston-Salem
Time: Wednesday June 15, 9am–10am
The PTRP Seminar Series is a free, educational program hosted by the Piedmont Triad Research Park to help tenants in the Park get to know each other. The goal is to provide an opportunity for business owners and departments to share and discuss their services, products or skills with others.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Technology and Innovation Series Highlights Downtown Development
The session concluded with audience Q&A. From the size of the audience and the nature of the questions, interest in learning more about technology, downtown development and innovation continues to be strong. Visit this blog to keep updated on events in our community and learn more about technology initiatives.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Do Your Employees Qualify For Free Computer Training, Low-Cost Home Computers?
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Tech Series to Feature Research Park Updates!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
WFU Professor Training Digital Ants
As the nation’s electrical power grid becomes more interconnected through the Internet — from the nuclear power plant in California to transmission lines in Texas to the microwave in your kitchen — the chances of cyber attacks increase as well.
Professor of Computer Science Errin Fulp is training an army of “digital ants” to turn loose into the power grid to seek out computer viruses trying to wreak havoc on the system.
If the approach proves successful in safeguarding the power grid, it could have wide-ranging applications on protecting anything connected to SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) networks, computer systems that control everything from water and sewer management systems to mass transit systems to manufacturing systems.
More news about digital ants:
From TG Daily: Digital ants check networks for viruses
From Tech2: Virus protection takes inspiration from ants
From InfoSecurity: Can digital ants protect computer networks?
From Gather Technology: Researchers hope to use digital ant antivirus to protect the grid
From International Business Times: Researchers working on digital ants to flush out virus in computer networks
Fulp is working this summer with scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Wash., on the next steps in the digital ants technology, developed by PNNL and Wake Forest over the last several years. The approach is so promising that it was named one of the “ten technologies that have the power to change our lives,” by Scientific American magazine last year.Learn more.