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Q Sponsored Seminar by Osage University Partners | Ask a VC

When: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT

Where: Online

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

Contact: Sonia Kim   (847) 467-0446

Group: Innovation and New Ventures Office

Category: Academic


Osage University Partners (OUP) is a venture capital fund investing in start-ups that commercialize university research.

Do you have a burning question on venture capital you need answered? Join OUP for our fourth annual 'Ask a VC' webinar, a session where our partner TTOs can ask Managing Partners Marc Singer and Bill Harrington anything and everything as it pertains to venture capital operations, decision-making, and the current investing environment. Since the purpose of this webinar is to answer your questions on venture capital and startups, submit your questions early.

Query areas could include:

• The past year in startup funding - what happened? How difficult is it really to raise a round right now? And how have deal terms changed to reflect this different environment?

• Considering the fundraising environment, recommendations on how to stand out amongst the crowd

• The industry areas that are particularly interesting to VCs right now

• The best ways to get introductions to VCs

• Stages of companies more attractive to VCs in 2023

• The converse - what areas are having a difficult time fundraising right now?

• Downsized funds - what does that mean for the startup world?

Recommendations for first-time academic founders Marc and Bill will also take questions from the audience the day of the webinar but sending your questions in advance will put them at the top of the queue. This webinar is free to all of OUP’s academic institution partners.

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