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Monday, May 15 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Business First, Invent Second? Turning the Innovation Model on Its Head FILLING

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You can start a business around an innovative idea -- or should you establish your business first, then innovate? Let's explore the chicken-or-the-egg relationship between technological innovation and successful business in an interactive conversation that will stimulate the minds of new and established technologists alike. Discussion topics will include:
- Innovate first!...keeping the business end goals in mind
- Value of a patent for a startup?
- Process of growing a startup -- parallels to the process of obtaining a patent
- Stories from the field
- Process of invention: How does one go about inventing?

Moderators
avatar for Yoriko Morita

Yoriko Morita

Founder and President, Patents Integrated
Are your business, technology, and legal strategies integrated? Are you sure? I can help you achieve your goals aligning your product development, intellectual property, and business strategies. I'm also a professional cellist and soccer mom of two active kids. Having lived in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Russ Krajec

Russ Krajec

CEO, BlueIron
Russ Krajec is the author of "Investing In Patents", which explains the patent process to angel and VC investors. The book has many best practices for startups, including strategies for getting and using patents in their business. | Russ is the CEO of BlueIron IP, an investment... Read More →
avatar for Seth Miller

Seth Miller

President, Heron Scientific, Inc.
Seth Miller is a technology leader, inventor, and entrepreneur.  His firm, Heron Scientific, Inc., assists both large and small clients in technology strategy, IP planning, and early stage innovation, and performs technical diligence for investors.  In his previous roles, Seth has served as CTO of Technology Reserve, a private equity firm spinning out technologies from multinational corporations; and as founding CEO of ClearMark Systems, a company developing vision systems software solutions for supply chain security... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

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