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Oct 26, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

UNHI Co-Working Space

Our Speaker:

Kevin Short, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics at UNH
Founder of Setem Technologies (Now XMOS)

About October’s Seminar:

For October’s Wildcatalyst Seminar, we’ve invited Dr. Kevin Short, Professor of Mathematics at UNH, to share his experience and expertise in research commercialization and entrepreneurship. In 1999, Dr. Short licensed patented intellectual property developed through his research activity at UNH and started Chaoticom, the university’s first ever spin-off company. Chaoticom was acquired in 2008 and in 2012, Dr. Short launched yet another spin-off company called Kaonyx Labs, followed by its affiliate Setem Technologies. Dr. Short’s research from UNH is a foundation for products that enhance voice clarity and audio signals in today’s voice and speech recognition products (i.e.-cell phones, headsets, hearing aids, voice-activated electronics). Setem was acquired earlier this year by XMOS.

Dr. Short is a research commercialization trailblazer at UNH. We look forward to learning more about how his business ventures took shape and about the challenges he faced/lessons he learned while launching and selling successful businesses, specifically ones based on university research-born intellectual property.

Topics include:

  • Funding
  • Customer research
  • Faculty founder lessons learned
  • Finding the right business partners
  • Commercializing university IP (from the perspective of both the licensee and the licensor)
  • Thinking about an exit strategy
  • And more!

Who should attend:

  • Anyone interested in start-ups, early stage ventures, or curious how to convert an idea into
  • Anyone interested in innovation and UNH research
  • Industry professionals
  • Students, faculty, and staff
  • Seasoned business leaders who would like to meet the next generation of business leaders
  • The entire NH community interested in supporting, promoting, and encouraging new companies to start and stay in NH

The official Twitter hashtag for this event is #Wildcatalyst