Aug 22, 2017

Tech Council Innovation Network: Erik Iverson to reflect on first year at WARF

Presented by:  Wisconsin Technology Council
Location:  Sheraton Hotel Madison   (706 John Nolen Drive, Madison)
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm

A little more than a year into the job, managing director Erik Iverson will reflect on developments at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and talk about the organization’s plans at the Tuesday, Aug. 22 luncheon meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Madison.

Iverson formally joined WARF in July 2016 after serving more than a dozen years in key leadership roles within the Infectious Disease Research Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, both in Seattle.

A native of Moorhead, Minn., Iverson succeeded Carl Gulbrandsen in WARF’s top spot. Among initiatives Iverson may discuss are WARF loan guarantees to stimulate banks to lend to promising startups; non-dilutive grants to mature technology projects with prospects for commercial applications; direct investments through a new $10 million seed fund and a $50 million fund for syndications; and WARF’s creation of a position of Chief Venture Officer.

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