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Startup Support: Accelerators, Incubators, and other resources to help launch and scale your startup 6-11-20

Startup Support: Accelerators, Incubators, and other resources to help launch and scale your startup 6-11-20Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:00 PM – 12:00 PM- Eastern Standard Time

Business Incubators can help reduce the costs of launching and operating a startup by 40-50%.

These organizations are designed to help startup businesses grow and succeed by providing free or low-cost resources including workspace, mentorship, expertise, access to investors, and in some cases, working capital in the form of a loan.

Incubators provide structured environments and curriculum that help businesses keep focused on positive growth. To engage with an incubator program, you will have to apply, be accepted, commit to a length of time and then follow a schedule in order to meet benchmarks set by the incubator.

 Learn how to take advantage of incubator programs and make the most of your experience.

Meeting Details

Date & Time: Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:00 PM – 12:00 PM- Eastern Standard Time
Location: Web Conference (register to secure log-in/dial-in details)

General Registration & Fees

Fees for the meeting are as follows:

Upon completion of your registration, you will be provided with the meeting dial-in and log-in information.

[Government Agency, Large Prime Contractor, and Resource Provider Representatives (as approved by ASBCC) – Complimentary.]

Kathy Sohar
Director of the Collaboratory for Women Innovators
University of Florida

Dr. Sohar is the Director of the Collaboratory for Women Innovators. Professionally, her experience spans both the public and private sectors, has a strong technology focus, and includes economic development, technology transfer, educational outreach, grant writing, and administration. A seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in the innovation arena, Dr. Sohar was an early employee in two technology start-up companies (both acquired), managed a 20+ land-grant university emerging tech collaborative, and has served as an evaluator and best practice technical trainer for statewide grants. She is also the prior Assistant Director of UF Innovate-The Hub, a 100,000 sq ft technology incubator and co-founder of EWITS a 12-week experiential program designed to educate, inspire and empower women to pursue leadership roles in technology-based companies. She is the immediate past Chair for the AUTM Women’s Inventor Committee (WIC) whose mission is to increase women’s participation in the commercialization process and the past Chair of the AUTM/WIC Metrics committee. In that role led the first baseline survey of university technology transfer offices regarding gender tracking, as well as successful follow up outreach/advocacy efforts to engage more universities to begin innovator gender tracking. In addition to her work with AUTM she has participated in other large-scale team projects including research for the FL Dept of Health and FL DOE and has taught at the university level. She is a mentor for Gainesville Girls Rock Camp a week-long program that teaches girls 8-17 empowerment through music. Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree from UCONN and earned her master’s and doctoral degrees at UF. She has won awards for her work on innovation projects and is a frequent guest speaker on innovation, entrepreneurship, and gender panels.