The SPARK-VT Workshop Series is designed to educate faculty, fellows, and students on how to transition innovative ideas and discoveries into commercial applications.  These workshops are led by founders and leaders of small biotech, large pharmaceutical companies, venture capitalist/angel funders, technology commercialization experts, and patent attorneys. 


Upcoming Webinars 




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DateTitle Presenter(s)
May 10, 2019BioCollaborative: Connecting I-Trep Investigators  and Small BusinessesMercedes Rincon, Ph.D., and Graham Budd
December 10, 2018 Crossing the Bridge from 'Therapeutic Target' to 'Asset' Alex Abuin, Ph.D.
November 27, 2018Driving Innovation: NCATS Programs to Support Small Businesses & Research OrganizationsLili M. Portilla, M.P.A. 
November 12, 2018Introducing the DRIVEN Accelerator HubJulie Coleman, Ph.D.
September 24, 2018The long, arduous, and exciting road for introducing a medical productMark Popovsky, M.D.
May 10, 2018An introduction to venture capital in healthcareRoss Jaffe, M.D.
March 26, 2018Learn what the I-Trep program offers for youMercedes Rincon, Ph.D.
February 22, 2018Journey as an entrepreneurRobert Devore, MS
January 22, 2018De-risking product development for medical devicesRick Greenwald, Ph.D.
December 4, 2017How to monetize your inventions and avoid your competitorsWilliam Rowland, J.D.
November 13, 2017Six simple strategies to strengthen your SBIR/STTR submissionYolanda Nesbeth, Ph.D.
October 10, 2017SPARK Global- A new worldwide initiative to improve translation of medical research to benefit patient healthMichael Wallach, Ph.D.
May 19, 2017Nontraditional Funding for Startups-Revenue and GrantsSeth Finklestein, M.D.
May 1, 2017Giving a Great Startup Pitch: Lessons LearnedDavid Bradbury, M.B.A.
April 17, 2017ABC's of Working with the FDASarah O'Connell Kalil, B.S.

March 2, 2017

Writing a Successful SBIR/STTR Application Martin Mattessich, B.S.

January 23, 2017

Navigating the Stages of Biotech Entrepreneurship: From Discovery to ExitJake Reder, Ph.D.
December 2,2016What investors want from early stage life science companiesRichard Anders, J.D.
November 14, 2016Strategies for submitting a winning SBIR/STTR proposalGeoffrey White, Ph.D.
October 24, 2016I have a patent application, now what?  A discussion on evaluating and commercializing your idea.Todd Keiller, M.B.A.
October 3, 2016Patent basics - an overview of the processMaryDilys Anderson, Ph.D., Esq
Rebecca Christon, Esq.