I directed tech transfer offices for 39 years, first at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and then at the University of Florida. While I was at UF, the Milken Institute ranked our tech transfer and incubation operation No. 3 in the nation. We started 200 new companies and raised billions of dollars in investment capital. Through the Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research, I co-founded another 80 companies, established with $23 million of matching capital from the State of Florida.
Because of my time at UAB, UF, and the Institute, I have an extensive network of investors, corporations, entrepreneurs and others. I also co-founded and operated the Southeast BIO Investors Forum (SEBIO), now joined with Southeast Life Sciences with a combined super conference and other periodic regional meetings.
My network continues to expand, and I want to help, not hurt. Can we talk?
My expertise includes:
Helping new and established companies find investment and other forms of funding
Linking to strategic partners
All matter intellectual property from licensing to portfolio management
Writing startup business plans
Crafting winning fundraising pitches
Writing SBIR/STTR commercialization plans
Legal services representation with the best/most experienced startups law firm in the Southeast
Infringement funding, including full contingency