The 6th annual F50 Global Capital Summit® Austin 2021 welcomed Kimberly Gramm as a featured speaker.
“We’ve launched 24 startups to date. Much of them have intellectual property that has been licensed to the startup and been classified as a university spinout. We are really a hub for the entire region of West Texas. We monitor the support that we give. To date, we usually get about 15,000 people coming through our facility”, said Kimberly Gramm in her featured presentation, linked below.
Kimberly serves as the primary point of contact for Texas Tech innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development initiatives, facilitating strategies, collaborations, and activities on behalf of the Office of Research and Innovation.
About Kimberly Gramm
Experienced executive leader with proven success and 12+ years in implementing community, industry, startup creation, economic development and university-wide collaboration activities for innovation-based entrepreneurship (I&E) through the encouragement of technology commercialization. Leads the visioning for the Texas Tech Innovation District effort with the City of Lubbock and Lubbock Economic Development Alliance. Areas of expertise include but not limited to: entrepreneurial program development, university venture capital fund development, Board development and active leadership positions, strategic corporate relationships, tech transfer, project & fiscal management, small business public policy, community & academic program development, implementation of sustainable and collaborative internal and external relations strategy, expert in securing significant federal, state, industry sponsored grant and philanthropic funding, expert in communications, marketing, & branding initiatives to advance strategic visibility and organizational reputation, and extensive experience commercializing university technology.
Goal and performance-oriented leader with a high degree of business acumen and strong abilities to negotiate, successful coordination of internal departments establishing performance goals and objectives, high-impact team management, and founder of two University accelerators. Highly collaborative, team-oriented, creative, excellent written and verbal communication skills, flexible, self-directed, self-starter, critical thinking leader with a passion to help others align with institutional goals striving for excellence. Under her leadership, TTU was awarded a $3.4M National Science Foundation Node I-Corps partner grant as well as an NSF I-Corps Site award of $257K focused on supporting lab-to-market innovations to de-risk technology. December 2018 she was awarded the Department of Commerce Regional Innovation Strategies Seed Competition grant to create a $3-10M Ag-Tech venture fund, the first in West Texas.
Specialties: Entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation, Education, Public-Private Partnerships, Econ Dev. Business Development, Community Engagement, Marketing & Branding Strategy, Board Development, University Venture Funds
About the F50 Global Summit
The F50 Global Capital Summit® is one of the most sought-after events for VCs, Angels, LPs, Family Offices, Corporate Ventures, Successful Entrepreneurs, Investors, and industry leaders, connecting the next generation of world-changing innovators with strategic partners to power their growth. The event will be hosted online and the content will be featured on F50 Global and SVE Youtube Channels, Clubhouse, and our social media channel.
About the F50, LLC
F50 identifies the most promising early-stage technology companies in North America by leveraging the collective intelligence of its deep roots of startup communities, the large reach of corporate partners and investor network, and industry experts. We support the growth of these companies with corporate partnerships, market development, and venture financing; together with our global network. F50 is based in Austin Texas, and Silicon Valley.
F50 Ventures is an early-stage investment firm focus on Silicon Valley and Austin, invested in 30+ startups. .Our portfolio: Knightsope (IPO 2021), Doc.AI (IPO 2021), Plastic, Flirtey, Oculii, Voke VR (Sold to Intel), Invi (Sold to Google), Gummicube.