Join NCET2 and be part of a membership network of university Startup Officers (SOs). SOs are the backbone of any university's research commercialization program. They work to support the world's most transformative companies created at their university by students, researchers, alumni, faculty, and staff. SOs are instrumental in coordinating with national and regional angels, VCs, and corporates that help fund, mentor and support university startups.
NCET2 aims to professionalize and highlight the importance of university Startup Officers to the university and national innovation ecosystem. NCET2 provides venues for networking and education to help SOs as they support and fund university startups.
Annual University Membership
The annual membership is $2500, and is per institution.
University-Corporate-Startup Market Alignment Project: Using data derived from the submissions for the University Startup Demo Days, universities and corporates work together in this project to create metrics and processes to ensure that University Startups are "market-pull" rather than "technology-push"
Congressional Office Visits/"Fund the Gap" Project: Participate in this important public policy project to have Congress fund University Startups from where R&D funding ends to where private funding begins, along with providing infrastructure funding (indirects) to the university
Corporate intelligence of market needs: Hear from corporate open innovation and venture groups what they are looking for in the way of technologies and startups through the corporate webinars and the University-Corporate Dialogues
New member dinner with corporates
Corporate letters of support for SBIR applications of your university startups
Leadership Opportunities: Add volunteerism and leadership skills to your resume by serving on committees. Members are encouraged to serve on various committees, task forces and award judging panels to help guide and support the association
Startup Buzz: Publicity for your University Startups on our website. Connect University Startups with university PR personnel and local and national media to create important "buzz" around the winners of the Best University Startups Demo Days
NCET2 Career Center: Member rates for job postings for Startup Officers, research and commercialization personnel
Discounted rates: Special member rates for professional development programs and NCET2 annual meetings
Professional development: Improve education and skills through development programs. Stay up-to-date on best practices without leaving the office by attending webinars throughout the year.
Opportunity to network with peers: Share ideas and insights with peers through several facilitated and casual networking events
Monthly Newsletter: Members only newsletter with SO trends and special information