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Q Founder Series | How VCs Perform Due Diligence in Deep Tech

When: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CT

Where: 1801 Maple Avenue, Suite 1400, Evanston, IL 60201 Evanston map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sonia Kim   (847) 467-0446

Group: Innovation and New Ventures Office

Category: Other, Lectures & Meetings


Northwestern University's Querrey InQbation Lab is featuring the Q Founder Series, focused on key topics that early-stage startups face.

This Q Founder Series seminar will focus on how to prepare for due diligence with venture investors for deep tech startups.  The presentation will cover issues such as understanding your technology readiness level, communicating your product-market fit, and properly assessing manufacturing and scale-up challenges as well as practical steps such as how much information to share at different stages of diligence and preparing your data room.

Please register in advance.  Session will be in person with a remote option.



Manny Stockman joined Osage University Partners in 2015. At Osage, he has invested in core technology areas across software, computing, and hardware. He has held Director or Observer roles at Everactive, NuMat, SiFive and IonQ. Prior to joining Osage, Manny was at Lockheed Martin ATL and Skunkworks. As an engineer executing on the transition of early-stage technologies into the defense industry, he often joined university researchers with his industry team to develop unique technology solutions across the materials, applied physics and photonics domains. 

Manny holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Physics and a B.S.E in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University. 


Nii Dodoo-Amoo is a part of the deep tech investment team at Osage University Partners (OUP). Prior to joining OUP, he spent four years at an emerging markets focused fund, investing in late-stage startups. Before embarking on his career in investing, Nii held multiple business development and technical roles within the Semiconductor industry where he worked with companies such as Intel, Samsung, Micron, and TSMC, on various sub-7nm chip manufacturing technologies. Additionally, Nii was a post-doctoral fellow in Physics at the Cavendish Labs, University of Cambridge, where he conducted research in condensed matter physics.

Nii has with a Ph.D. in Semiconductor Physics and a BSc in Electrical Engineering degree from Leeds University in the UK. He also earned an MBA in Finance and Operations from the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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