4th Annual Nanotechnology Venture Forum Nano Ventures meet Wall Street

"2005: the year the Nanotech Revolution hits Wall Street"

Date: Friday, January 28, 2005
Location: Jones School, Rice University 

Click Here Keynote Address: "Nanotech Myth and Reality: The Real Opportunities for Entrepreneurs"
Matthew Nordan, Lux Research 

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Sponsored by: Winstead Sechrest & Minick, P.C. 

9:00 AM - Registration
10:00 AM - Tech Briefing & Company Updates
Noon - Lunch & Networking
1:00 PM - Keynote Address & New Venture Presentations ( from 5 New Ventures)
5:00 PM - Technology Company Showcase & Networking Reception

This year tiny science gets down to business in a big way–meaning Wall Street – as Matthew Nordan of Lux Research reports on nano’s viable investment opportunities. Plus briefings on how nanotechnology will impact energy, life sciences, and computing. Plus a New Venture Forum for seven new ventures, followed by feedback from leading venture capitalists. It’s a big day for miniscule subject matter, complete with networking and a company showcase.

10:00 AM: Tech Briefing: Research Innovations in Energy
- Dr. Michael Wong
- Dr. Doug Nattelson
- Dr. Howard Schmidt
- Dr. Kevin Ausman

11:30 AM: Progress Updates from last year's presenters:
- C Sixy, Inc., Russ Lebovitz
- Carbon Nanotechnologies, Inc. (CNI), David Karohl

Noon: Lunch and Networking

1:00 PM: Keynote Address: Matthew Nordan, Vice President, Lux Research 2:00 PM: New Venture Presentations from 5 nanotechnology start-up companies
- Applied Nano Fluorescence
- Nano Composites
- NanoRidge Materials, Inc.
- NanoLign
- Nano Science Diagnostics, Inc.

4:00 PM: Panel: "Financing Nanotechnology Start-ups"
- Jay Campion, Access Venture Partners
- Dan Colbert, NGEN Partners
- Rob Miles, Maple Fund and 10Charge
- Dan Watkins, DFJ Mercury Venture Partners

4:25 PM: Investor Feedback Panel

5:00 PM - Nanotechnology Company Showcase & Networking Reception

Hosted by: Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology (CNST), and Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN). Supported by the Nanotechnology Foundation of Texas and the National Science Foundation.

A special thanks to Winstead, Sechrest, & Minick, P.C. for sponsoring this event!

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  • Acquired by Home Depot, Black Locus (2011) serves as the Innovation Hub for the retail giant
  • Making a spectacular exit, Auditude (2005) is sold to Adobe for $110M 
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  • Soko (SasaAfrica, 2012) chats with Forbes about fashion-tech 
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