First Look Forum showcases marketable academic research

Innovators seek funding for potential startups

Posted by Molly Dill from BizTimes on April 27, 2018

Seven Milwaukee-area academic researchers presented their technologies, inventions and startups at the First Look Forum held Thursday at the University Club in downtown Milwaukee.

The annual event is a collaboration among the Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research Foundation and Marquette University to present marketable research to potential investors.

Here are the seven ideas that were presented at the event:

A panel of experts responded to the presentations to give the researchers advice. They were: Lisa Johnson, chief executive officer of BioForward Wisconsin; Steve Mech, managing director of CSA Partners LLC; Paul Weiss, managing director of Venture Investors; and Edward Barthell, CEO of EmOpti.

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