Cat TEC IV Conference December 6 in Chicago

On December 6th, the Midwest Research University Network will be holding a conference at the Illinois Technology Association(ITA) offices in Chicago.  This is a good opportunity for you to interact with and learn about research and cutting edge technology being produced by scientists locally in our top research universities.

Here is a link to the affair. Quite a few people have attended past events.

If you are an investor in early stage companies you will get a first look at a lot of new stuff.  Here are the details.

CATTEC IV – Partnering Midwest Investment Opportunities
CATTEC IV convenes in Chicago – December 6, 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Illinois Technology Association, 200 S. Wacker Dr. 15th Floor. 
CATTEC – “Catalyzing Angel Technology Investing” – is about catalyzing early stage investing in the Midwest. CATTEC is a means toward creating a Midwest network of early stage investors and ‘producer s’ of deals. 


Steve Burrill, Chief Executive Officer, Burrill & Company on Angels, VCs and a Changing World. In his more than 40 years at the center of the biotech industry, Steve has been honored as a Biotech Visionary multiple times. His firm has more than $950 million under management.

Dan Broderick co-founder and past president of the Midwest Healthcare Investor Network, will moderate Creating a network of region-wide early stage investors, participating in this armchair discussion are Lawrence Hayward, Managing Director, Cornerstone Angels and the Venture Lab and Leanne Tourtellotte, Vice President, ITA

Jeff Carter, a co-founder of Hyde Park Angels and an economic commentator will speak on the Midwest economy and the investor outlook


Showcasing Universities will collectively present snapshots on twelve emerging university startups.

University of Minnesota Venture Center

Univers ity of Notre Dame

University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical Innovations

University Technology Park at Illinois Institute of Technology

Six Midwest Accelerators will introduce more than 15 of their emerging technology startups as well as highlight how they work with investors.

94Labs, Milwaukee and Madison, WI

BioGenerator, St Louis, MO

Jumpstart, Cleveland, OH

Propel, Chicago, IL

TechNexus, Chicago IL

The Minnesota Angel Network Incubator, Minneapolis, MN

These accelerators will be an increasingly important source of deals for investors because they bring together seasoned mentors, some seed funding and can complete proof of relevance work that washes out some of the risk with emerging technology ventures. 

9:00 am Registration and coffee
9:30 am Welcome – Allen J. Din es, MRUN and University of Wisconsin-Madison
9:40 am
Keynote, Angels, VCs and a Changing World – G. Steven Burrill, CEO, Burrill & Co.

10:15 am University showcase presentations
11:45 am

12:30 pm
The Midwest Economy: Investor Outlooks – Jeff Carter, Co-founder Hyde Park Angels and Economic Commentator 

1:15 pm Panel: building region-wide early stage investor relationships – Dan Broderick Moderator, BioSTL and Founder, Global Agtech Investor Network
2:00 pm Incubator/Accelerator showcase presentations
4:30 pm Wrap up remarks, Allen Dines, President MRUN and Dennis Serio, Founder MIN.
4:45 pm Closing networking reception
6:00 pm Departure
To register go to Please pass this on to others you believe should know about CATTEC IV. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you have not made arrangements already, the time is NOW

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