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Commercialization A-Z Series
This webinar series addresses background information and common stumbling blocks for researchers and entrepreneurs in taking discoveries to patients.

Session 1 - Bench to Bedside: Taking Research to the Market
November 28, 2017 • Click for Recording

Presenter: Vinit Nijhawan, Managing Director, University Patent Monetization Program,
UnitedLex and its subsidiary iRunway.

About Our Presenter:  Prior to UnitedLex Vinit was Managing Director, Office of Technology Development at Boston University where he launched 8 venture-backed spinoffs and successfully executed a patent monetization program. He teaches MBA courses on Entrepreneurship at BU Questrom School of Business, and more than 450 students have taken his courses.

Vinit has over 30 years experience building five startups: as CEO of three, five were acquired. He was Venture Partner at Key Venture Partners and his one investment was acquired for $430M. He is an advisor and board member to several technology startups and was a Mass High Tech All-Star in 2005. He has participated in over 240 panel discussions and paper presentations, and was a Board Member of Mass Ventures, an early stage, quasi-public Massachusetts venture capital firm. He was a co-founder of EdTech Accelerator/Incubator LearnLaunch, and President of Massachusetts Association of Technology Transfer Offices. He is also on the non-profit boards of the National Academy of Inventors and VentureCafe. He earned a B.A.Sc in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Host: Joanne Gere, Executive Director, Westchester Biotech Project
Associate: Christopher Kinzel, Associate for Communication, Westchester Biotech Project