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Polsineli Innovation Competition:  Where Are They Now?



Reservations Required:   

July 10, 2014

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

161 North Clark Street, Suite 4200 
Chicago, IL 60601
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Please join Global Midwest Alliance and host Polsinelli for a special program featuring keynote speaker, Teresa Esser, Manager of Greenpoint Asset Management, who will be discussing the most recent trends in innovation and technology investments. 

We will also present a panel discussion featuring the success of last year's top three winners of the Polsinelli Innovation Competition, Global Green Products, LLC, HE System Technologies and Altium Energy.  Also, learn more about entering the 2014 Polsinelli Innovation Competition.

Join us to network with executives, entrepreneurs, investors, professional service providers, academics and other professionals from a variety of industry sectors. 

Seats are limited. Please register on or before July 9, 2014.

A Program Celebrating Past Winners and Look Ahead to the 2014 Polsinelli Innovation Competition
Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Start-Ups Invited to Enter 6th Annual Polsinelli Innovation Competition 
​Global Midwest Alliance and the Midwest Research University Network (MRUN) are pleased to invite you to participate in the 6th Annual Polsinelli Innovation Competition. The competition is being held during the annual Clean Technology Innovation, Growth and Globalization program on October 23, 2014 at the Union League Club, which will focus on the Midwest's excellence in technology, clean technology innovation, products and services. For more information, visit Polsinelli Innovation Competition.  

About Our Sponsors
Polsinelli is a law firm serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals.  Our attorneys build enduring relationships by providing legal counsel informed by business insight to help clients achieve their objectives. This commitment to understanding our clients' businesses has helped us become the fastest growing law firm in the U.S. for the past five years, according to the leading legal business and law firm publication, The American Lawyer. Our more than 740 attorneys in 18 cities work with clients nationally to address the challenges of their roles in health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation.

Global Midwest Alliance is a business-led, region-wide, not-for-profit education organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally recognized leader in innovation and business growth. The Alliance aligns and integrates resources throughout the Midwest helping businesses to grow by leveraging existing resources to develop new products and find customers throughout the world. The Alliance is the Private Sector Liaison Office for the World Bank and a member of Global CONNECT. Through these and other affiliations, the Alliance facilitates access to global business opportunities for Midwest business. The Alliance offers educational opportunities through a variety of programs and resources designed to promote innovation, technology development and access to global opportunities in the clean technology, energy, food, logistics, manufacturing and water industries.

Registration and Networking

Welcome Remarks
Anthony J. Nasharr, Shareholder, Polsinelli

Keynote Presentation
Teresa Esser, Manager, Greenpoint Asset Management

Where Are They Now? Update on the Winners of the 2013 Polsinelli Innovation Competition
Moderator:  Spencer R. Wood, Shareholder, Polsinelli
Jim McSweeney, General Manager, HE System Technologies
Michael Nickipuck, Chief Technology Officer, HE System Technologies
Larry Koskan, President, Global Green Products, LLC
Rick Van Dyken, General Manager, Global Green Products, LLC
Alexander Tang, Licensing and Commercialization Manager, Gas Technology Institute on behalf of Altium Energy

A Look Ahead to the 2014 Polsinelli Innovation Competition
Allen Dines, Assistant Director, New Ventures, University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Corporate Relations, and Venture Designer, Hybrid Zone X in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

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