Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum
Encouraging the GROWTH and SUCCESS of technology-based
entreprenurial ventures in Southern California

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11.11.2017

Entrepreneurs in Neuromodulation

Neurons and Electrons:  Integrating neural devices with the human body

 

Our program will explore the near and intermediate term prospects for researching, developing and implementing devices that interact with the body’s neural network.  These type of devices might affect the five senses, muscle control and other functions within the body.  These devices could include anything from computer chips, electrodes, hardware, electrical signals and other synthetic items that interact with the human body.  Our speakers will share their views on the opportunities and challenges of the field, and give a clearer view of what’s coming our way.

 

Speakers: 

 

Rafael Carbunaru, PhD

Vice President, Research and Development

Boston Scientific Corporation

Neuromodulation

 

Robert Greenberg, MD, PhD

Chairman

Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.

 

Nick Terrafranca, DPM, FACFAS

CEO

NeuroRecovery Technologies, Inc.

 

Zoran Nenadic, DSc

Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of California Irvine

 

Producers:

 

Russell M. Frandsen, The Business Legal Group

 

Ron Perez

Patent Attorney

Steinfl+Bruno LLP  Intellectual Property Law

01.20.2018

e-Gaming and e-Sports: The Opportunities Abound

Nothing in history has changed the way we live, work and play like the Internet. The rise in reliability of streaming video and access to high-speed internet has created a powerful new class of media consumers whose disruptive viewing habits are driving an innovative new market in the field of e-Gaming and e-Sports.

Once dismissed as a fringe phenomenon, e-Gaming and e-Sports has quickly evolved and exploded in popularity through amateur on-line games and professional competitions where thousands of fans attend live events in arena-sized venues as millions of people watch on-line.  A powerful and growing audience has emerged, signaling big changes for the Video Game and Sports Media industries, creating new opportunities for brand sponsorship, media rights, location-based entertainment, advertising and marketing. An influential and highly desirable online audience is on the move. Are you?

Join us for an industry panel discussion on the morning of January 20, 2018 for the opportunity to hear from four e-gaming and e-sports pioneers and entrepreneurs for an insider’s look at this wildly expanding industry. You’ll learn how they started in the business, where are the current industry trends, and what opportunities are out there for game developers and entrepreneurs to enter the e-gaming and e-sports industry.

 

Keynote Speaker: 

 

Chris Heatherly

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Games and Digital Platforms

NBCUniversal Brand Development

 

Speakers: 

 

Michael Brand

Director – e-Gaming

Gameworks

 

Producers:

 

Joe Sichta

Executive Producer

Fortress of Focus

 

Garry Michael Kann

Managing Director

Firebird Partners

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