Tech Transfer Central

Partnering with Your University’s Alumni Relations Department to Nurture Innovation Partnerships and Funding Opportunities

Format: Live Webinar, On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD
Thursday, January 28, 2021 ~ 1:00-2:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Coronavirus update: Orders for all live programs will include up to five additional lines at no additional charge for staff within your organization who can attend remotely, and all live programs will include our digital package. Click here for more details.


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Your university has thousands of cheerleaders on the sidelines. Alumni are by far your biggest supporters, and with the right outreach and engagement strategies you can tap into that “fan base” to connect with potential research partners, angel and VC investors, local business connections, and start-up support. Skilled and experienced alumni can be crucial not only to faculty and student founders through mentoring and networking, but as that all-important link for introductions to the right people at the right time to move innovations forward.

But too many TTOs are left siloed away from these key potential contacts and supporters. That’s why it’s so important to strike up a solid relationship with your alumni relations department. They are best equipped to capture the attention of alumni, provide key intelligence on their interests, and make critical connections that could be vital to your commercialization projects and your start-up founders.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with members of Rutgers University’s Innovation Ventures and its Corporate Engagement Center to bring you this insightful webinar:

Partnering with Your University’s Alumni Relations Department to Nurture Innovation Partnerships and Funding Opportunities

This session will describe successful tactics to use in collaborating with your alumni relations partners to identify successful alumni in key positions to assist with your funding, start-up support, mentoring, and corporate outreach. By evolving traditional methods such as alumni events to showcase the university and its research commercialization efforts, your alumni relations partners can help to identify high-level alums in corporations and elsewhere who can help foster innovation opportunities, from start-ups and scale-ups to research partnerships and licensing. Our team of presenters will share their experiences and lessons learned in their successful efforts to leverage alumni relations and strengthen the opportunities for collaboration within the Rutgers Innovation Ventures team. Here is a sneak peek at the program agenda:

  • Overview of how Rutgers University is structured, and how that structure helps feed collaboration across departments
    • Corporate Engagement
    • Innovation Ventures
  • Alumni Engagement Strategies
    • How to identify alumni/corporate targets
    • Best practices on partnering with your Alumni Relations and Development Offices
    • Key roles for alumni, and how to nurture long-term alumni relationships
    • How to leverage alumni networks and corporate ties
  • Success Stories
  • Lessons learned

Plus: Get your questions answered during the interactive Q&A portion of the program.

Meet your presenters:

Dan BenderlyDan Benderly, Assistant Director, Rutgers Innovation Ventures. Dan has more than 25 years of management and entrepreneurial experience in commercializing innovative technologies with both small and large companies across the world. In his role with Rutgers Innovation Ventures he focuses on engineering, software and copyrighted works, and is part of the Rutgers I-Corps site leadership and teaching team.  In addition to consulting with various companies over the course of his career, Dan has held senior strategy and corporate development positions with The College Board in their Digital Solutions Group, and with NICE Systems, EMC, Cyota, The BCS Group, and Global Wireless Holdings, a wireless data operator in Latin America and Asia which he co-founded.  

Kara MooreKara Moore, Director of Corporate Intelligence and Assessment, Rutgers Corporate Engagement Center. Kara is a business information professional with a decade of successful experience in higher education. She specializes in researching business critical information about companies and industry. As the Director of Corporate Intelligence and Assessment, Kara identifies corporate targets for faculty, administrators, and her team for effective partnerships. She also analyzes internal data for insights into opportunities for corporate engagement. Prior to joining Rutgers, she was at Northwestern University in business information roles within the Corporate Engagement Center and Kellogg School of Management. 

Coronavirus update

In response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and our customers’ efforts to minimize exposure through travel restrictions, at-home work, and reductions in internal gatherings for training and education, we are temporarily expanding our distance learning offerings to make all programs more accessible. Orders for all live programs will include up to five additional lines at no additional charge for staff within your organization who can attend remotely, and all live programs will include our digital package – the on-demand video and print transcript. These will be delivered soon after the live program with no extra fee. In the current climate resulting from pandemic control efforts, we hope these additional access options will help your organization continue to receive important professional education and training safely and regardless of travel and social distancing restrictions.

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Registration is $197 and allows access to one web connection and phone line for an unlimited number of people to listen in your organization. Gather your entire staff for maximum benefit.

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The on-demand digital package of this program includes the online video and digital transcript from the live program as well as the original program materials. Just choose your preferred format at checkout. A DVD copy of the program is also available as a $50 add-on.

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CLP Credits are also available.

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