Fall 2010 Agenda

Technology and Innovation Expo

Agenda

9:00am-10am Welcome and Morning Keynote – Barry Moltz
10:00am-10:20am Coffee Break
10:20am-12:00pm Technology Presentations
12:00pm-1:10pm Luncheon Keynote – Ron Kirschner/Hot Lunch/Exhibits/Networking; Lunch catered by 17th Street Bar and Grill
1:10pm-2:10pm
Technology Presentations
2:10pm-2:30pm Networking Break
2:30-3:30pm Early-stage Investment Panel
3:30-5:00pm Event and Alumni Reception; Catered by La Belle Notte, Wine provided by Starview Vineyards

Technology Presenters

Time Presenter Department Presentation Title, Abstract and Presenter Bio, PDF
10:20 Dr. Peter Filip Professor, SIUC Materials Engineering, Director of Center for Advanced Friction Studies Intermetallic Bonded Diamond Composites ––– New Series of Materials with Enormous Potential: Summary PDF, Presentation PDf (990 KB)
10:40 Dr. Yoginder P. Chugh Professor, SIUC Mining and Mineral Resources Engineering Engineered Lightweight Steel Crib for Use as Mine and Tunnel Support and Dust Aerosol Control around Continuous Miners: Summary PDF, Engineered Steel Crib Presentation PDF (2.33MB), Dust Aerosol Presentation PDF (3.52MB)
11:00 Dr. Bradley Noble Associate Professor, SIUE Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Portable Electrothermal Elemental Analyzer for Clinical Applications: Summary PDF, Presentation PDF (342KB)
Dr. Edward Navarre Assistant Professor, SIUE Department of Chemistry
11:20 Dr. Luke Tolley Associate Professor, SIUC Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry DIABLA – Accelerating Drug Discovery:Summary PDF, Presentation PDF (959KB)
11:40 Dr. Deliang Cao SIU School of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology ARL-1 Antibodies: Summary PDF, Presentation PDF (470KB)
1:10 Dr. David Lightfoot Professor, SIUC Department of Plant, Soil Science and Agricultural Systems Genes for nematode and fungal resistance: Methods to re-duce soybean yield losses by $1 billion annually: Summary PDF, Presentation PDF (1.83MB)
1:30 Dr. Aldwin Anterola Assistant Professor, SIUC Department of Plant Biology, and head of the Bryotechnology Laboratory Anticancer Drugs from Moss: Summary PDF,Presentation PDf (965KB)
1:50 Dr. Sam Spearing Associate Professor, SIUC Mining and Mineral Resources Engineering The development of a novel resin grout anchor system: Summary PDF, Presentation PDF (706KB)

Keynote Speakers

About Barry Moltz:

Barry J. Moltz is a business consultant and acclaimed speaker who has encountered both success and failure in his business ventures. After selling his last business, he successfully founded an angel fund and angel investor group. He was formerly a member of the advisory board for the Angel Capital Education Foundation and was elected to the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

Barry Moltz’s TIE Keynote Topic, BOUNCE!:

Business advocate, internationally touring public speaker and author Barry Moltz has an unusual key to achieving smashing success: gaining true business confidence by moving forward from any event, situation or outcome, good or bad. In his new book, BOUNCE!: Failure, Resiliency, and Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success, Moltz teaches that BOUNCE! is about developing the kind of true business confidence that prepares you for both failure and success.

Conventional business wisdom tells us that there is always something to learn from failure. Not true, says Barry Moltz. Sometimes it just stinks! Failure that offers no real learning value becomes a big jolt to the basic business belief system. Both success and failure are simply outcomes in lifecycle of business where repetition is inevitable and overall process matters far more than any single event or outcome. Moltz demonstrates that developing the resiliency to “bounce” through these cycles determines who ultimately will succeed.

This is a book about finding success as it comes to you. BOUNCE! turns traditional business mantras on their heads and guides the reader with real-life examples, both Moltz’s own and that of other successful entrepreneurs and business executives.

More information: http://barrymoltz.com/

About Ron Kirschner:

Ronald L. Kirschner, M.D. is President of Heartland Angels, Inc. Dr. Kirschner has a broad background in healthcare, start-ups and private equity. Dr. Kirschner practiced medicine for 23 years and anesthesia for 17 of those years. He taught at Illinois Masonic Medical Center and was an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He was President of Irving Park Chapter of the Chicago Medical Society.

While practicing medicine, he started 3 companies of his own in the healthcare field dealing with Nutrition, Managed Care, and Utilization Review. He has been a consultant on healthcare issues to the State government and on funding and market strategies to both entrepreneurs and early stage companies. He was the VP of Technology Development for CDIB Biotech, Inc., a Midwest Biotechnology Venture Fund (started by China Industrial Industrial Bank) where his roles was to assist in the discovery and funding of early stage biotechnology in the Midwest and Canada. He was principal in the funding decisions concerning, among others, Aegera Therapeutics, Immunicon, and VitaGen (now Vital Therapies, Inc.). He was active in advising local companies, e.g., Neuronautics, on options relating to funding opportunities and was involved with the Board of Directors for Phytoceutica. Dr. Kirschner received his BA from Beloit College and was awarded his Medical Degree from St. Louis University. He has completed residencies in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago and in Anesthesia at West Virginia University. He received his MBA in Finance from DePaul University.

Ron Kirschner’s TIE Keynote Topic:

“Funding Challenges for University Spin-outs”

More information: http://heartlandangels.com/

Confirmed Panel Members

Ron Kirschner, President and Founder, Heartland Angels – Moderator

Ronald L. Kirschner, M.D. is President of Heartland Angels, Inc. Dr. Kirschner has a broad background in healthcare, start-ups and private equity. Dr. Kirschner practiced medicine for 23 years and anesthesia for 17 of those years. He taught at Illinois Masonic Medical Center and was an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He was President of Irving Park Chapter of the Chicago Medical Society.

While practicing medicine, he started 3 companies of his own in the healthcare field dealing with Nutrition, Managed Care, and Utilization Review. He has been a consultant on healthcare issues to the State government and on funding and market strategies to both entrepreneurs and early stage companies. He was the VP of Technology Development for CDIB Biotech, Inc., a Midwest Biotechnology Venture Fund (started by China Industrial Industrial Bank) where his roles was to assist in the discovery and funding of early stage biotechnology in the Midwest and Canada. He was principal in the funding decisions concerning, among others, Aegera Therapeutics, Immunicon, and VitaGen (now Vital Therapies, Inc.). He was active in advising local companies, e.g., Neuronautics, on options relating to funding opportunities and was involved with the Board of Directors for Phytoceutica.

Dr. Kirschner received his BA from Beloit College and was awarded his Medical Degree from St. Louis University. He has completed residencies in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago and in Anesthesia at West Virginia University. He received his MBA in Finance from DePaul University.

John Farrell, CEO, Illinois Ventures for Community Action

John Farrell is the Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Ventures for Community Action (IVCA) headquartered in Springfield, IL. IVCA has become a $21 Million state-wide resource for businesses of all types, offering loans and venture capital focusing on “Double Bottom-Line” returns. Born in Monticello and a life-long Illinois resident, Farrell graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana and spent 22 years in commercial banking before joining IVCA in 2001. Most recently, Farrell served as President and CEO of National City Bank/Springfield with assets of $630 Million. Farrell serves on the boards of various state and local organizations including: The Central Illinois Foodbank; The United Way Foundation of Central Illinois; Springfield Urban League; Illinois State Micro-Enterprise Initiative; Chancellors Advisory Committee of University of Illinois at Springfield and Southern Illinois University Entrepreneurship Center.

James M. Schultz, Partner, Open Prairie Ventures

James is Founder and Managing Partner of Open Prairie Ventures and was responsible for the launch of two funds which invested in agriculture technology companies with disruptive technologies. In 1999, Jim founded Open Prairie Ventures I, a $40 million fund focused on Midwest seed and early-stage technology opportunities. In 2008, he launched Open Prairie Ventures II, a fund focused on agriculture and technology companies. Read More…

Jesus Ponce de Leon, Girardeau Ventures, LLC

Dr. Jesus Ponce de Leon, Director and Founder of China4B2B and JPdeL and Associates, holds a Ph.D. and MBA from Indiana University, at Bloomington as well as a Chemical Engineering degree from ITESM in Monterrey, Mexico. He has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience, managing businesses and providing consulting to American, Mexican, and Asian firms. An adjunct professor of Strategy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale who teaches its executive MBA programs in Asia, Dr. Ponce de Leon has made business and academic presentations in Mexico, USA, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and South Korea. He serves as board member of Urbi Desarrollos, the past Chairman of the board of the computer company CMAC, and is also the Chairman of the board of SC Logistics in Hong Kong.

Welcome and Moderators

Welcome:

Dr. Kyle Harfst, Executive Director Southern Illinois Research Park
Dr. John Koropchak, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Dean
SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng

Introduction of Morning Keynote and Afternoon Investment Panel:

Emily Carter, Director of Entrepreneurship & Business Development

Introduction of Luncheon Keynote:

Maryon King, Director of the Center for Innovation

Luncheon:

Annual Patent Award Presentation, Jeff Myers, Senior Technology Transfer Specialist

Moderators:

Morning Technology Session: Dr. Prudence Rice, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Director of the Office of Research and Development Administration
Afternoon Technology Session: Mr. Jeff Myers, Senior Technology Transfer Specialist