University of Vermont

Office of Technology Commercialization

Invention 2 Venture (I2V)

2017 UVM I2V Conference

Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 - 5:00 pm

University of Vermont, Dudley H. Davis Center
Silver Maple Ballroom

Map and Directions


This is the 12th year of our half-day conference!

The conference pulls together dynamic experts, academic researchers, students, entrepreneurs and business leaders from across Vermont and New England to talk about how to protect, develop and finance your ideas. They share resources, what's worked for them... and what can work for you.

The conference will feature twelve roundtable discussion topics designed to increase networking and discussion.

1:00 Welcome & UVM Research Awards
1:20 Keynote: Scott Bailey (UVM Alumnus & Executive Director, North America at MassChallenge), "Creating an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem"
2:00 Roundtable Session 1
2:30 Networking & Snacks
2:45 Roundtable Session 2
3:15 Networking & Snacks
3:30 Roundtable Session 3
4:00 Mixer (1 drink ticket provided)

"Creating an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem"

Scott BaileyScott Bailey
Executive Director, North America at MassChallenge / UVM '09

Scott Bailey is executive director, North America at MassChallenge in Boston. In that role, he oversees all of MassChallenge's activity in North America including new program development and geographic expansion.

Over the past two years, he launched MassChallenge’s R&D lab, MADE@MassChallenge, and its digital health accelerator, PULSE@MassChallenge. He is a strong advocate for the Boston entrepreneurial ecosystem and supports many local programs and organizations based on his work at MassChallenge.

Following college, Scott served as Director of Client Programs at the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET). During his time at VCET, Scott prospected early stage companies for the $5 Million Seed Capital Fund and joined a student run startup, BlirpIt, as Director of Sales & Marketing.


ROUNDTABLES are to be announced — there's still time to suggest a topic!


If you have any questions about this year's conference, please contact the UVM Office Of Technology Commercialization at 802-656-8780 or