University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Entrepreneur Forum Feb. 20 features medical technology inventor and author

The Center for Innovation’s Entrepreneur Forum features Patrick Kullmann, who will present “From Napkin to the Market” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Idea Lab at the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center. Kullmann is the founder and lead strategist at CG3 Consulting and author of the book The Inventor's Guide for Medical Technology. The first 50 attendees will receive a free copy of the book, signed by Kullmann.

Patrick Kullmann is a 30-year veteran of the medical technology field who has successfully exited two start-up medical technology companies for a combined value of $220 million. Kullmann was a senior director at Medtronics as well as a leader at Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson and Baxter International. He founded CG3 Consulting in 2008 with offices in Minneapolis, Boston and San Diego. Kullmann also contributes to the Minnesota Angel Network and the Minnesota Technology Cup as a business plan reviewer, mentor and coach.

Kullman’s presentation covers topics that impact the success or failure of early stage companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare IT spaces. He provides a clear and concise understanding of the ''make or break'' issues for startup companies in the life science areas from concept to market and beyond.

The Entrepreneur Forum is a series of events hosted by the Center for Innovation to provide inspiring speakers and networking opportunities for the community. Space is limited and participants are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early. The Entrepreneur Forum is free and open to the public.

The Center for Innovation is a division of the College of Business and Public Administration that provides assistance to innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to launch new ventures, commercialize new technologies, and secure access to capital from private and public sources.

-- Center for Innovation, 777.3132,

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