Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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U of M - Best Buy Theater - Northrop 
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Odile Hédoire-Young 
U of M French Club with the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Minnesota 



Thank You to Our Generous Partners



French-American Innovation Midwest

Business & Education Conferences 
"Start Up Innovation Improving Life"

APRIL 10, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
U of M - Best Buy Theater, Northrop

Register Now!Please note that space is limited

This program is FREE for STUDENTS of all campuses
- subject to seat availability -
Pre-registration is requiredA valid student ID is also required at check-in -

* Sponsorship Opportunities Available*
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8:00am Registration opens 
8.30am Program Starts  

U of M French Club & French-American Chamber of Commerce

Opening remarks
French Consul General Guillaume Lacroix

Introductions from Partner Organizations
Minnesota Trade Office
Greater MSP
Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

9.30am Exchange Visitor Intern/Trainee, VIE Program 
Kristin Young, FACCNY & Odile Young FACCMN  

9:50am Education & Incubation

The U of M technology transfer & start up processes
Carol Grutkoski

Supporting Applied Innovation & Entrepreneurship across the U of M
Kirk Froggatt 

From Campus to Company - One Group's Experience of Commercialization
Scott McConnell 

11.00am Break - Networking

12:00pm Development, Funding & Protection

 Mobility4All - Sebastien Tavenas
Healthe - Justin Barrett
Open Therapeutics - Jerome Hamilton
Pack 3.0 - Serge Batkam

Start-Up Financing - Speakers TBC

Intellectual Property Protection - Michael J. Remington 

2:00pm Break

2.30pm- American Outbound Program (work abroad)
Kristin Young, FACCNY & Odile Young, FACCMN

2:50pm Saint Gobain, HR

3:10pm SUEZ Water technologoes & solutions, HR

3.30pm Program ends

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French-American Innovation Midwest
3-Day Program Overview

If you are not purchasing the 3-day pass, you will need to register separately for each day.

           INAUGURAL RECEPTION                                                                               SITE VISITS
                Details HERE                                                                                         Detail & Registration HERE

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     Thank you to our Business & Corporate Members



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