February 14, 2011

Free seminar to focus on equity-based licensing

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Registration is now ongoing for the free seminar “Equity-Based Licensing for Technology Start-up Companies” at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Friday, Feb. 18.

The seminar kicks off with a box lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center, located at 150 E. Pleasant Hill Road in Carbondale. Featured topics include an overview of equity, percent ownership and dilution and implementing agreements.

David L. Gulley, assistant vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois-Chicago, will be the speaker. He has more than 20 years of experience in innovation-based economic development and holds various positions on industry association leadership committees and in organizations at the university, in Chicago, and at the state and national levels. He also has international experience as an adviser for governments, non-profit organizations and universities in France, Israel, Canada, Chile, Poland, Japan, Denmark and other countries. He is very involved with academic-industry collaborative efforts, research, science initiatives and technology transfer and will share his expertise during the seminar.

Gulley is a double alumnus of SIUC, earning his doctorate in higher education and his bachelor’s degree in political science at the University. He also holds a master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech.

There is no charge to attend the seminar but seating is limited and you must pre-register. To sign up, call 618/453-3427 or e-mail kharfst@biz.siu.edu.

Sponsors for the seminar are the University’s Small Business Incubator, the SIUC Vice Chancellor for Research/Technology Transfer Program, the Southern Illinois Research Park and the Illinois Small Business Development Center at SIUC.