Title

UND Entrepreneur Forum presents medical technology inventor and author Patrick Kullmann

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

2-14-2013

Campus Unit

College of Business & Public Administration

Abstract

Patrick Kullmann, a successful medical device inventor and author, is the next Entrepreneur Forum guest speaker. The forum is hosted by the University of North Dakota Center for Innovation's Entrepreneur Forum. The Center is part of the UND College of Business and Public Administration.

Kullmann will present "From Napkin to the Market" at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Idea Lab at the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center.

Kullmann is the founder and lead strategist at CG3 Consulting and author of the book: "The Inventor's Guide for Medical Technology." The first 50 attendees will receive a free copy of the book signed by Kullmann.

About the speaker:

Patrick Kullmann, MBA, is a 30-year veteran of the medical technology field who has successfully exited two start-up medical technology companies for a combined value of $220 million. Kullmann was a senior director at Medtronic as well as a leader at Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson and Baxter International. He founded CG3 Consulting in 2008 with offices in Minneapolis, Boston and San Diego. Kullmann also contributes to the Minnesota Angel Network and the Minnesota Technology Cup as a business plan reviewer, mentor and coach.

Kullman's presentation covers various topics that impact the success or failure of early stage companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical, Biotech and healthcare IT spaces. He provides a clear and concise understanding of the ''make or break'' issues for startup companies in the life science areas from concept to market and beyond.

About the Entrepreneur Forum:

The Entrepreneur Forum is a series of events hosted by the Center for Innovation to provide inspiring speakers and networking opportunities for the community. The UND Center for Innovation is a division of the College of Business and Public Administration at the University of North Dakota that provides assistance to innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to launch new ventures, commercialize new technologies, and secure access to capital from private and public sources.

About the UND Center for Innovation:

The Center for Innovation at the University of North Dakota was among the first entrepreneur outreach centers in the nation when formed in 1984. The Center provides assistance to innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to launch new ventures, commercialize new technologies, and secure access to capital from private and public sources.

The Center manages two tech incubators in the UND Tech Park, provides SBIR outreach to the state's tech community, and has formed three angel networks in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck. It is also home to the only student managed venture fund in the nation where students make the actual investment decisions, Dakota Venture Group. The Center has fostered more than 400 startups, which employs more than 4000 people and have attracted more than $110 million in investment. The Center was named a Center for Excellence in Economic Development in 2003 while securing funds for the $4.2 million Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center.

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