Innovating Together: I-Corps Northeast Hub and Foundation Venture Capital Group

Sep 14, 2022, 3:00 pm4:00 pm


Event Description

For researchers exploring commercialization pathways and funding for their research or innovations, students and post-docs interested in learning more about innovation and entrepreneurship, and community startups looking to connect with our community, join us for the next special event in the Innovating Together Series hosted by the Northeast I-Corps Hub!

Come learn about how NSF I-Corps, Foundation Venture Capital GroupFoundation for Health Advancement, and New Jersey Health Foundation can help you bring your research/technology closer to solving real-world problems, follow-on funding, and impacting lives! Whether you're far along in your commercialization journey or just starting out and wanting to learn more about innovation, all are welcome!

We will hear from the Foundation Venture Capital Group panel:

  • Scott Alpizar, Director of Venture Commercialization will discuss the missions of Foundation Venture Capital Group, Foundation for Health Advacement, New Jersey Health Foundation, the programs that each has to offer, and what he looks for in terms of making investment decisions
  • Mark Siracusa, Founder & President of NemaGen Discoveries, and Associate Professor in the Rutgers Center for Immunity & Inflammation, will introduce his startup company, and how his experience with I-Corps and NJHF & FVCG impacted the trajectory of his technology and his business

To participate in I-Corps, check out the I-Corps Propelus program. The next program will take place 9/29, 10/4, 10/13, 10/20 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm ET, with required Office Hours/Mentor Meetings scheduled weekly. Go to for more info or to apply. Deadline is Sept 16th.