Tech Transfer Events

Tech Transfer is dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. As a result, Tech Transfer takes an active role in participating and sponsoring networking events, speakers, and business outreach within the Ann Arbor region and throughout the State of Michigan.

Celebrate Invention
Celebrate Invention is an annual event that honors and showcases U-M inventors who have contributed to discoveries, issued patents and licensed technologies . . . MORE

Start MI Up
As part of this multi-day event beginning in Detroit, attendees will then visit Ann Arbor, Wednesday, October 3, for several events highlighted below:

Panel Discussion: Driving Innovation in Michigan
Panelists include Kelly Sexton, University of Michigan Tech Transfer, Chris Rizik, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, Denise Graves, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Richard Chylla, MSU Technologies, Michigan State University, Joan Dunbar, Wayne State University, and Jim Baker, Michigan Technological University.

U-M Venture Accelerator Tour:
Following the panel discussion is the opportunity to tour the University of Michigan Tech Transfer and Venture Center – the hub for all University of Michigan startups, entrepreneurs, and venture firms looking for U-M startup opportunities. The Venture Center offers talent, funding, and other venture creation resources including lab and office space. This is a great opportunity to connect with Michigan’s best innovative early-stage companies.

UnDemo Day:
During the afternoon, UnDemo Day will offer attendees an opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings with either investors and/or startups. Select startups will be featured at tables throughout the room for open networking with interested investors.

Other Events

Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC)
AMIC is an international business competition in Southeastern Michigan featuring top tech companies and investment opportunities supported by both the public and private sector.

Ann Arbor New Tech
Ann Arbor New Tech meetup seeks to foster tech entrepreneurship by facilitating communication, providing access to resources, and creating community.

Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE)
ACE is an annual event where Great Lakes region entrepreneurs gather to network, learn, and connect.

A2Geeks is a non-profit group, which sponsors a series of technology events and provides coordination for tech groups around Ann Arbor.

BioArbor hosts free life science networking events 6 times a year in the greater Ann Arbor area.

Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB)
MCSB brings together the resources of collaborative partners and supporters so that they may raise the profile of small businesses in Michigan, build a network of entrepreneurial companies, and tell the stories of successful, growing Michigan entrepreneurs

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS)
The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium is the premier venture event that annually showcases nearly 40 ‘Best of the Midwest’ high-growth companies in new businesses and emerging technologies.

New Enterprise Forum (NEF)
NEF is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1986 to help link entrepreneurs to management expertise, potential joint venture partners, mentors, business services, capital, and other critical resources.