AUA Innovation Nexus Boot Camp: Day 1

Linthicum, MD US
September 22, 2023

A workshop to move innovative ideas from concept to realization! The AUA Innovation Nexus Boot Camp is a 2-day workshop that prepares and empowers attendees to take their innovative ideas and develop them into a marketable product. Day 1 features didactic lecture and other presentations that introduce the concepts and foundation to attendees. Day 2 features small group with individualized feedback from experienced experts.

  • Dates: Thursday, September 22 – 23, 2023
  • Location: AUA Headquarters in Linthicum, MD
  • Chairs: Amarpreet S. Sawhney, PhD & Ganesh Raj, MD, PhD


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Day 1

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NOTE: Day 2 participants will be required to submit 3-5 presentation slides by September 22, 2023.

Learning Objectives

  • Urologists
  • Residents
  • Postdoctoral and clinical fellows
  • Early-career urology researchers
  • Early-stage innovators
  • Office of Innovation professionals
  • Urology-focused small business/start-up professionals
  • Independent Practice/Community Urologists
  • Urology Department Chairs
  • Research Scientist Members
  • Physician Scientists
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/22/2023 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/22/2023 - 7:00pm EDT
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September 22-23, 2023
AUA Headquarters, Linthicum, MD
Chairs: Ganesh Raj, MD, PhD & Amarpreet S. Sawhney, PhD

Friday, September 22, 2023

Day 1: 12:00 pm-7:00 pm



Speaker & Location

12:00 pm



1:00 pm

Welcome & Goals Day 1

Chairs: Ganesh Raj, MD, PhD & Amarpreet S. Sawhney, PhD

1:15 pm

Journey from Academia to CEO of a Start-up

Peter Schul (Dr. Kaplan will reach out)


Alternate Speaker #2

Alternate Speaker #3

1:45 pm

Key Elements of a Winning Idea

 Amarpreet S. Sawhney, PhD

2:15 pm

Case Study - Using a Real World Examples

Chairs: Ganesh Raj, MD, PhD & Amarpreet S. Sawhney, PhD

2:45 pm

Networking Break


3:15 pm

What Do You Look for in a Business Plan?: Investor Perspective & Evaluation


  1. Justin Klein (Vensana Capital)
  2. Michael Ragan (Morgan Stanley)
  3. Kevin Slawin (Rapha Capital Management, LLC)
  4. Alternate Speaker #4: Kirk Nielson (Vensana Capital) & previously Medtronic)


Moderators: Ganesh Raj, MD, PhD & Amarpreet S. Sawhney, PhD

3:45 pm

Commercial Success: Licensing, Selling a Prototype, and Calculating Value

Speaker #1

Alternate Speaker #2

Alternate Speaker #3

4:15 pm

Public Funding: SBIR

Tamar Boghosian, NCI Small Business Program Manager


Alternate Speaker #2: Supriya Munshaw, PhD, Johns Hopkins

Alternate Speaker #3 Daniel Gossett, NIDDK Small Business Program Manager

4:45 pm

How to structure your startup

Amarpreet S. Sawhney, PhD

5:15 pm

Where to House Your Business: Biotech Hubs and Incubators

Panel Suggestions:

  1. Derek Maggard, Virginia Tech Apex Center for Entrepreneurs
  2. Josh Ambrose, Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab
  3. Sally Allain, JLabs in DC
  4. Alternate Speaker #4: Beth Rowley, Biolabs in Princeton
  5. Alternative Speaker #5 Melina, Blees, Biolabs in Philadelphia (Dr. Sawhney has connection)
  6. Alternate Speaker #6: Brian Stansky, Johns Hopkins Fast Forward

5:45 pm

Final Remarks

Chairs: Ganesh Raj, MD, PhD & Amarpreet S. Sawhney, PhD

5:55 pm

Networking Dinner


7:00 pm

Adjourn for the day



AUA Headquarters
1000 Corporate Boulevard
Linthicum, MD 21090
United States


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