The University of Louisville actively supports entrepreneurial efforts by our faculty, staff, and students. The Office of Technology Transfer actively works with our creators and our external stakeholders to support these activities. The University does have certain requirements that must be fulfilled in order to effectively license to a start-up. First, the intellectual property has to be appropriate to a start-up – the OTT works with the creators of that IP to make that determination. Second, the IP must have been properly disclosed to the OTT – this allows us to make certain we are fulfilling any 3rd party obligations that may attach to that IP.
Third, the start-up has to have a viable business plan, which must be provided to the OTT as part of license negotiations, before the OTT is able to execute a license to the start-up. Finally, the start-up has to have in place a business person who is not the UofL Creator under the IP Policy, and must also be actively seeking competent management for the business. The OTT is happy to assist our creators in navigating the requirements of creating a start-up – we actively work with our Office of Research Integrity, our Office of Industry Engagement, and others as needed or helpful.
The company has developed several Blockchain applications and is highly involved in innovative projects such as Fundchain, LabChain and Infrachain. To support our growth, we are currently looking for an ambitious QA Tester. Work within our team of passionate and talented engineers to develop effective test plans. Be involved in the elaboration of actual Blockchain Proofs-of-Concept and Products. Experience as a QA tester or similar role is a plus.
Working knowledge of test management software is a plus. Challenge: work on disruptive Blockchain solutions. As a pioneer in the Blockchain technology in Europe, Scorechain develops a range of products and tools for Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. The aim is to assert the disruptive and amazing potential of blockchains. Scorechain has initiated Fundchain, the Luxembourg Blockchain Consortium and is involved in other Blockchain initiatives.
The first commercial product is Scorechain Bitcoin Tracking platform that provides business intelligence and big data for the Bitcoin Blockchain to help users complying with regulation and avoiding ransomware activities. In 2016, the startup has been awarded ‘Finance Startup of the Year’ while being recognized as a leader for Blockchain technology development.
The Triangle’s Source for Tech & Startup News
Illinois-based AveXis bringing $55M gene therapy factory, 200 jobs to Durham. AveXis, an Illinois-based clinical-stage company developing gene therapies for neurological genetic diseases, is investing $55 million in a new Durham manufacturing facility that will create 200 jobs. Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to Europe for data scandal, fake news. Mark Zuckerberg apologized over how Facebook handled issues related to fake news, foreign interference in elections and the personal information of its users,. Startup Grind and Smashing Boxes will host celebration of women coupled with discussion of challenges female entrepreneurs encounter – and few men are signed up to attend.
With competition for talent fierce, startups getting innovative in order to hire. With unemployment low and tech job openings high, Triangle startups are getting more creative in their search for talent. NCSU, UNC engineers report advance in biomedical prosthetic control. Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands.
Plug and Play Startup Camp
Alireza Masrour is Managing Partner at Plug & Play Ventures, a place where he led more than 100 investments out of over 20,000 startup investment opportunity for the firm since 2008. Some of investments led by him are Kamcord, FiscalNote, Aarki, CreditSesame, HealthPocket which acquired by Health Insurance Innovations, Matcha which acquired by Apple, PasswordBox which acquired by McAfee/Intel, TrustGo which acquired by Baidu, GNS3 which was acquired by Solarwind, Flyr, Shippo, Virool, Skytree, eyeIO and BookingPal to name a few.
Prior to Plug and Play, he was Founder and CEO at NekaTel, one of the large Internet Airtime Distribution Networks, with over 800 retailers and millions of subscribers. Alireza grew NekaTel’s revenue from $0 to over $45M in less than 2 years. He was also Founder of VidaTel, offering mobile airtime distribution technology and sold the technology in 2007. He has prior Chemical Engineering and Management background/ MBA certificate from Tehran University and Sharif/Royal Roads.
Tech For Britain & Tech Talent Conference
Bruce Daisley is in charge of Twitter across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In this presentation Bruce will explore the science of the science of work culture in the tech sector. The digital revolution has changed our approach to work and with that our work culture is fast changing and we need to adopt to keep a productive workforce in operation. Expect insights into the productivity paradox, happiness at work and becoming a better driven workforce. In Nicks mind there is too much time spent on diving hard into tech trends and leaping on buzz words that might not work for you.
Digital transformation is all well and good but what many of us tend to see, when this happens, is additional complexity. Deciphering the single bullet that will crack your talent acquisition challenges has seen billions of dollars being invested with little return.