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University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Universities (AAU) will host the inaugural “University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase,” highlighting university affiliated startup businesses on Monday, November 13 & Tuesday, November 14 during the APLU Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

APLU and the Association of American Universities (AAU) in partnership with the National Academy of Inventors and VentureWell are pleased to present the inaugural "University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Showcase." The showcase aims to highlight the role of federally-funded university research in fueling entrepreneurship, innovation and competitiveness across the nation.

20 university-affiliated startups will have the opportunity to participate in an exhibit feature and celebratory reception sponsored by APLU's Council on Government Relations (CGA) and Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness & Economic Prosperity (CICEP) at the 2017 APLU Annual Meeting on November 13. Then, on November 14, these startups will be featured in an evening exhibition and reception in the Rayburn Foyer on Capitol Hill where their work will be highlighted among members of congress, staff along with other innovation and policy stakeholders in Washington, DC. 

Participating start-up Businesses and Affiliated APLU/AAU Universities:

When and Where

November 13, 2017: APLU Annual Meeting Exhibit Feature and Reception, Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington D.C.

November 14, 2017: Capitol Hill Reception and Exhibition (Evening), Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C. Please RSVP at ShowcaseRSVP@aplu.org. Share the save-the-date.

For questions regarding the Showcase, please contact Carina Márquez or Shalin Jyotishi with APLU or Jessica Sebeok with AAU.