5th Annual Nanotechnology Venture Forum

See the most promising early-stage nanotechnology-related technology companies. Meet leading venture capitalists. Hear about cutting-edge research.

The Forum is the leading conference at which to learn about emerging nanotechnology companies. Over 400 attendees participated in 2005.

You should attend the forum if you are seeking:
- investment opportunities in emerging nanotechnology companies
- customers or strategic partners in the nanotechnology industry
- management opportunities
- assistance to start an entrepreneurial enterprise
- news about leading edge nanotechnology technologies

Six early-stage companies present their technologies to an audience of investors, industry leaders, mentors and service providers.

Plus, emerging nanotechnology companies from all aspects of the nanotechnology industry will showcase their technologies at the forum. In the morning session, leaders from the academic community will present their research in various areas of the nanotechnology industry.

9:00 - 10:00 am - Registration
10:00 - noon - Technology Updates & Company Briefings
noon - 1:00 pm - Lunch & Networking
1:00 - 2:00 pm - Welcoming Remarks & Keynote Presentation
2:00 - 4:00 pm - New Venture Presentations
4:00 - 5:00 - Venture Capital Feedback Panel
5:00 - 6:30 pm - Technology Company Showcase & Networking Reception


Cost: $45 advance registration by Noon on Thursday, January 19, 2006; $55 late registration. No Charge for Rice Alliance members and full-time Rice faculty, staff, and students.

Keynote Speakers:

Candace Stuart
Editor-in-Chief, Small Times magazine

Sean Murdock
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Alliance - the leading industry association dedicated to the business of nanotechnology.

The Forum is co-hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship, the Rice Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) and the Rice Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN). 

Supported By: Houston Technology Center


Organizer Timmie Wang


Fri, Jan. 20, 2006
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. US/Central


McNair Hall, Jones Graduate School of Management
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas