‘Wolves Den’ Kicks Off With Info Session Feb. 7

‘Wolves Den’ Kicks Off With Info Session Jan. 31


SOCORRO, N.M. – New Mexico Tech is organizing the Second Annual Inventors and Entrepreneurs Workshop for April 7 and 8 on campus. The two-day workshop culminates with New Mexico Tech’s own “Wolves’ Den,” which is similar to the popular Shark Tank television show. Student inventors will present their ideas to a panel of successful, experienced investors and entrepreneurs – the Wolves. Presenters will be selected based on invention summaries submitted to a New Mexico Tech committee.


Students interested in learning more about participating should take part in the Wolves Den Kick-Off event at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Cramer 124. (This is a second kick-off event. The first was Tuesday, Jan. 31).


This competition, which requires an application (details on the website) is open to all New Mexico college and university students and all Socorro County residents. To apply to be a presenter or to register to attend, visit the website at http://management.nmt.edu/invent/. The deadline to apply to present is March 10. 


The basis for the Wolves’ Den is intellectual property (IP). All presenting inventors will be showcasing commercialization ideas that are built around IP that is either protected or protectable. Students interested in learning more about the Wolves Den should attend the January 31 kick-off event in Cramer 124.


The Workshop kicks off Friday, April 7, with three keynote talks and two panel discussions. After a Western barbecue dinner, participants will be treated to a special keynote address. The session on Saturday, April 8, starts with a panel discussion and a keynote talk. More details about keynote speakers and panelists will be released in coming weeks.


After a lunch break, the main event kicks off – the Wolves’ Den. Presenters will be competing for funding and/or legal in-kind services that may be used to advance their innovation to commercialization. The Wolves’ Den panel is set to consist of six members who are prominent investors and early- stage commercialization experts who come from New Mexico, New York City, and Palo Alto, Calif.

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