U-Va. is hosting its third annual Venture Summit on March 3 and 4 and is bringing in an audience of investors from across the country.
The presenting startups must be founded or led by a U-Va. alumnus, faculty or staff member or student, or built around a technology developed at the university.
Participants will present their pitches and face a Q&A and feedback session from a panel of experienced investors.
U-Va. said the attending investors represent roughly $20 billion in active capital funds.
Here’s a blurb about each presenting company:
BioBehavioral Diagnostics: maker of a diagnostic tool that helps assess attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Columbia Power Technologies: looking to develop generators that capture energy from ocean waves.
HemoSonics: developer of an ultrasound-based medical device that assesses patients’ blood for abnormal clotting characteristics.
Ozmosis: developed an online network that connects doctors to answer one anothers’ questions and share insights.
TRUE linkswear: developed a new type of spikeless “performance golf shoe.”
ZyGEM/Microlab Diagnostics: maker of “lab-on-a-chip” technology for biochemical analysis for DNA testing.
Nearly all of the U-Va.-based startups that presented in the past two summits found funding, the school said in its release announcing the event.
The university said that since 2005 U-Va. researchers reported the invention of 885 technologies, 302 of which have been licensed for further development.
The school’s Patent Foundation was awarded 32 patents in 2010.
Attendance to the summit is free, but registration is required. The event will also feature panel discussion, presentations and networking sessions.