From: The Honorable Ben Ray Lujan
Sent By:
brian.crone@mail.house.gov

Date: 9/20/2016

Dear Colleague,

Congressmen Gus Bilirakis and Ben Ray Luján, in cooperation with the National Council for Entrepreneurial Technology Transfer, invite you to the following event:

University Startups Demo Day at Congress

Best University Startups 2016
“American Universities Are Uniquely Positioned To Ensure U.S. Leads Socially and Economically”

September 20, 2016

3 PM to 7 PM

Russell Senate Office Building 325 (Kennedy Caucus Room)

 

Hosted By:

National Council for Entrepreneurial Technology Transfer (NCET2)

In Cooperation With:

Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE)

Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)

 

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2), an association of university Startup Officers, will hold its first University Startups Demo Day at Congress on September 20, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Universities create over 800 startups each
year around the country, and 200 companies were submitted and screened to find the “Best University Startups 2016”. These companies are the most exciting early-stage companies presented by the country’s great universities.

 

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ria Ancheta-Adrias at
ria@ncet2.org
. For more information on the House Technology Transfer Caucus please contact the office of Congressman Ben Ray Luján (Brian.Crone@mail.house.gov) or Congressman Gus Bilirakis (Joe.Millado@mail.house.gov).
For more information from the Offices of Senator Coons or Senator Fischer, please contact Eric Wall at
Eric_Wall@coons.senate.gov or Jamie Susskind at
Jamie_Susskind@fischer.senate.gov.

 

Members of Congress and staff should feel free to attend to meet with startups from their state or to see the innovative work startups are doing around the country.  Attached is a list of startups that will be showcased during the Startup Demo Day.
Sincerely,

 

Gus Bilirakis

Member of Congress

Ben Ray Luján

Member of Congress

 

 

 

Best University Startups 2016

COMPANY UNIVERSITY STARTUP OFFICER STATE
Garwood Medical Devices University at Buffalo Brian McIlroy NEW YORK
ZOETIC Pharmaceuticals University at Buffalo Brian McIlroy NEW YORK
Celvive Rutgers University Christopher Pflaum NEW JERSEY
XPEED Turbine Technology Rutgers University Christopher Pflaum NEW JERSEY
EpiCypher University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Donald Rose NORTH CAROLINA
Renovion University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Donald Rose NORTH CAROLINA
Rhizoform University of Alaska Anchorage Helena Wisniewski ALASKA
Nanochon The George Washington University Steve Kubisen DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
LytPhage Temple University Steve Nappi PENNSYLVANIA
Praeventix Temple University Steve Nappi PENNSYLVANIA
PolyCore Therapeutics Drexel University Bob McGrath PENNSYLVANIA
Calidum University of Nebraska Medical Center Michael Dixon NEBRASKA
Orion BioScience University of Nebraska Medical Center Michael Dixon NEBRASKA
Claridge-Culp Texas A&M University Balakrishna Haridas TEXAS
Curtana Pharmaceuticals UC, San Diego Briana Weisinger CALIFORNIA
3Bar Biologics The Ohio State University Cheryl Turnbull OHIO
Neurxstem The Ohio State University Cheryl Turnbull OHIO
Avisa Pharma Inc University of New Mexico Elizabeth Kuuttila NEW MEXICO
Building Energy Efficiency Solutions Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Esther Vargas NEW YORK
HiberSense University of Pittsburgh Greg Coticchia PENNSYLVANIA
LumiShield Technologies Carnegie Mellon University Reed McManigle PENNSYLVANIA
Uniqarta North Dakota State University David Wells NORTH DAKOTA
Nventi University of California, Berkeley Suzanne Levi CALIFORNIA
Viewpoint Molecular Targeting University of Iowa Paul Dymerski IOWA
GreenScale Technologies University of Vermont Corine Farewell VERMONT
SimUCare University of Delaware Joy Goswami DELAWARE
Tethis NC State University Wade Fulghum NORTH CAROLINA
FORGE Life Science Princeton University Tony Williams NEW JERSEY
Anvyl University of California, Irvine Kathleen Eiler CALIFORNIA
Sanyal Biotechnology Virginia Commonwealth University Ivelina Metcheva VIRGINIA
Acera Surgical Washington University in St. Louis Nichole Mercier MISSOURI
Adipomics Children’s National Medical Center Greg Baker DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Minnepoura Technologies University of Minnesota Russ Straate MINNESOTA
Innotronics University of Minnesota Russ Straate MINNESOTA
Red5 Case Western Reserve University Stephanie Weidenbecher OHIO
NeuroLucent Rosalind Franklin/ Chicago Medical School Dora Espinosa ILLINOIS