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2016 Tuesday, May 17

Presenting companies will be announced May 3.

10:30 AM

Registration, Networking & Refreshments
Presenting Company Exhibits Open Hotel Lobby and Ballroom Corridor

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10:45-11:30 AM

Michigan Venture Partnership Alumni Networking Reception
University of Michigan welcomes alumni in venture capital and angel investors to join and attend the formal launch of the Michigan Venture Partnership. This exclusive networking reception will connect Michigan alumni who invest in a variety of sectors such as finance, pharma/biotech, software, and medicine. Come network and learn about the exciting world of new ventures being developed and launched from University of Michigan and hear from Osage University Partners on how to engage with University Tech Transfer units. Don’t miss this special event hosted by the University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer and the Ross School’s Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance. Light refreshments will be served.

Kirsten Leute, Senior Vice President of University Relations, Osage University Partners
Jack Miner, Director of the Venture Center, University of Michigan Tech Transfer
Manny Stockman, Associate, Osage University Partners

Elizabeth Anne

11:30 AM-1:00 PM


Opening Lunch Reception & Keynote Address

Michigan Venture Capital Association Report
Maureen Miller Brosnan, Executive Director, Michigan Venture Capital Association

Keynote Address
Leveraging Celebrity Influence in Venture Capital Backed Start-Ups

Adam Lilling, Founder & Managing Partner, Plus Capital
Mr. Adam Lilling is the Founder of PLUS and Managing Partner of it's venture fund, Plus Capital L.P.. PLUS manages the venture capital investing, equity driven partnerships, and start-up operations for over a dozen of the top celebrities from Hollywood, Music and Sports. PLUS maximizes their Return on Influence (ROI) by investing their money, time, brand, and social platforms into private companies at every stage from Series A to pre-IPO. Adam is an entrepreneur and start-up innovator, creating pioneering technology companies for more than two decades. Prior to PLUS, Adam co-founded LaunchpadLA, which from 2009-2014 was integral in building LA's "silicon beach" tech community. Prior to LaunchpadLA, Adam founded start-ups BiggerBoat, Pazanga, and Pentagon. Adam is a BBA class of 1992 graduate from the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

1:10-2:10 PM

Salons I & II
Company Presentations - IT & Tech / Media & Entertainment
Facilitator: Michael Cole, Bank of Ann Arbor
1:10 p.m. Autobooks
1:25 p.m. Brideside
1:40 p.m. Neurable
1:55 p.m. ALTality

Elizabeth Ann Room
Company Presentations - Healthcare IT & Tech
Facilitator: Dave Dorner, Rocket Ventures
1:10 p.m. Lucina Health
1:25 p.m. GENOMENON
1:40 p.m. Rexuti Corp
1:55 p.m. Workit Health

2:30-3:20 PM

Salons I & II

Nurturing the University Start-up: Licensing and Venture Investment

This panel will discuss startups spinning out of universities from the perspective of investors and entrepreneurs who have licensed university technologies. Topics covered will include the licensing process from the university, transfer of the knowledge from the lab to the startup, and what venture is looking for in order to invest in university spinouts. Presented by Osage University Partners and University of Michigan Tech Transfer
Matt Bell, Principal, Cultivian Sandbox Venture Partners
Matt Bower, Partner, Varnum
Kirsten Leute, Senior Vice President of University Relations, Osage University Partners (moderator)
Julia Owens, Ph.D. President & CEO, Millendo
Karen Spilizewski, Vice President, RiverVest Venture Partners
David Wentzloff, Co-CEO & Co-founder, PsiKick; Professor, EECS, University of Michigan

Elizabeth Ann Room

Panel: Healthcare 2.0: How Do the Changes Related to Healthcare Reform Impact Your Investment Strategy?
Healthcare is everywhere! Ever since the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was signed into law just over six years ago, the news has been filled with topics such as: high deductible health insurance plans, patients transitioning to be are healthcare consumers, preventative healthcare and arguments about what constitutes healthcare value? During this period, there have been, and continue to be, unprecedented changes at all levels of the US healthcare system. The dramatic pace and degree of change amplify the opportunities and risks for healthcare investors. This panel of seasoned healthcare venture capital investors will discuss how healthcare reform impacts their investing strategy and how the companies they invest in respond to the high level of uncertainty in the industry. Presented by Arboretum Ventures and Baird Capital

Robert Crutchfield, General Partner, Harbert Venture Partners
Michael Liang, PhD, Partner, Baird Capital
Tom Shehab, MD, Principal, Arboretum Ventures (moderator)
Jeffery J. Stolte, Partner, Providence Ventures

3:40-5:10 PM

Salons I & II
Company Presentations - IT & Tech
Facilitator: Mark Horne, Plymouth Ventures
3:40 p.m. ContentOro
3:55 p.m. FuelNow Network
4:10 p.m. GSD Systems
4:25 p.m. Vayu Aircraft
4:40 p.m. Neuvokas Corporation

Elizabeth Ann Room
Company Presentations - Biotech & Pharma
Facilitator: Sara Kruse, Jaffe
3:40 p.m. Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals
3:55 p.m. Life Magnetics
4:10 p.m. Optofluidic Bioassay
4:25 p.m. Stabilux BioSciences
4:40 p.m. SciTech Development
4:55 p.m. Armune Bioscience

5:00-6:30 PM

Networking Cocktail Reception - Hotel Lobby

Back by popular demand, Jazz Guitarist Hal Davis will perform with his Jazz Guitar trio.

6:00 PM

Michigan Venture Capital Association Evening Reception
Downtown Ann Arbor - Please contact the MVCA for registration details (for MVCA Members and Invited Investors)

2016 Wednesday, May 18

7:30 AM

Registration, Networking & Presenting Company Exhibits
Hotel Lobby & Ballroom Corridor

Breakfast Buffet Opens

Follow @ZellLurie on Twitter and use hashtag #MGCS2016 to tweet about the symposium.

8:00 AM

David J. Brophy, Professor of Finance, Ross School of Business

8:10-9:00 AM

Keynote Speaker
James E. Flynn, Managing Partner, Deerfield Management Company
Jim joined Deerfield in 2000, focusing on pharmaceutical companies and gradually assuming broader responsibility throughout the firm. In 2004 Jim began co-managing the firm with Deerfield’s founder, Arnold Snider. Upon Arnie’s retirement in 2005, Jim assumed his current role overseeing Deerfield’s investment activities as well as the management of the firm. Since that time, the firm has expanded its investment capabilities to include private structured financings, developed additional proprietary market research instruments through the Deerfield Institute, and created the Deerfield Foundation to contribute toward the health and welfare of disadvantaged children.

9:20-10:10 AM

Salons I & II

Panel: The Challenges of Medical Software Startups
A lot of recent investment in medical software companies has been predicated on the notion that there is a lot of room for technology to enhance healthcare system productivity and for big data to enable better outcomes. Selling into hospital systems is a challenge as is integrating software into legacy systems. Presented by Draper Triangle Venetures

Jim Evans, CEO, Socrates Analytics
Martin Felsenthal, Partner, Health Velocity Capital
Jonathan Murray, Managing Director, Draper Triangle Ventures (moderator)
Kurt Skifstad, PhD, CEO, ArborMetrix
Rik Vandevenne, Director, River Cities Capital Fund
Mark Woodka, CEO, OnShift

Elizabeth Ann Room

Panel: The Corporate Venture Capitalist Role and Goal in Healthcare Innovation
This panel will discuss how corporate VCs and business development executives are playing a bigger role in healthcare innovation, and what this means for venture-backed companies. Presented by Venture Investors

Scott Button, Managing Director, Venture Investors (moderator)
V. Kadir Kadhiresan, PhD, Vice President, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JJDC, Inc.
David Neustaedter, Vice President, Medtronic Ventures
Bob Smith, Senior Vice President. Business Development, Worldwide Research and Development, Pfizer

10:20-11:20 AM

Salons I & II
Company Presentations - IT & Tech
Facilitator: Adam Kaplan, Kaplan Executive Search
10:20 a.m. Court Innovations
10:35 a.m. Ash & Anvil
10:50 a.m. Groundspeed
11:05 a.m. SurClean

Elizabeth Ann Room
Company Presentations - Medical Devices
Facilitator: Satish Malnaik, NextServices
10:20 a.m. CytoPherx
10:32 a.m. HistoSonics
10:44 a.m. FlexDex
10:56 a.m. LifeBlood
11:08 a.m. Micro Device Engineering

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Elizabeth Ann Room
Company Presentations - IT & Tech
Facilitator: Chris Sing, Rehmann
11:30 a.m. ShapeLog
11:42 a.m. SenSigma
11:54 a.m. PriceLocal
12:06 p.m. AdLuminate
12:18 p.m. HT Mobile Apps

Salons I & II
Company Presentations - University Research Track
11:30 a.m. - Gaylene Anderson, Senior Innovations Officer, Innovations/Notre Dame
11:40 a.m. - Andrew McColm, Managing Director, Spartan Innovations, Michigan State University
11:50 a.m. - Kalpa Vithalani, Ph.D., Licensing Manager, Medical College of Wisconsin
12:00 p.m. - Russ Straate, Associate Director, Venture Center, University of Minnesota
12:10 p.m. - Dan Hasler, President, Purdue Research Foundation
12:20 p.m. - Ken Massey, Wayne State University
12:30 p.m. - Jack Miner, Director, Venture Center, University of Michigan

12:30 PM

Networking Luncheon & Closing Remarks
David J. Brophy, Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance, University of Michigan
Sponsored by Fast Forward Medical Innovation, University of Michigan

2:00 PM

Symposium Ends

MGCS 2017 May 16&17


Marriott Resort Ypsilanti, MI


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