PROFILE SUMMARY

Vinit teaches MBA courses on Entrepreneurship at BU Questrom School of Business, over 400 students have taken his courses. Vinit Nijhawan was Managing Director, Office of Technology Development at Boston University where he launched 8 venture-backed spinoffs and successfully executed a patent monetization program.  Vinit has over 30 years experience building five startups: as CEO of three, five were acquired. Vinit was Venture Partner at Key Venture Partners and his one investment was acquired for $430M. Vinit is an advisor and board member to several technology startups and was a Mass High Tech All-Star in 2005. Vinit has participated in over 240 panel discussions and paper presentations, and was a Board Member of Mass Ventures, an early stage, quasi-public Massachusetts venture capital firm, a co-founder of EdTech Accelerator/Incubator LearnLaunch, President of Massachusetts Association of Technology Transfer Offices. Vinit is also on the non-profit boards of the National Academy of Inventors and VentureCafe. Vinit earned a B.A.Sc in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

  • CURRENT COURSESOpen or Close

    GSM HM801 E1 Bench-to-Bedside: Translating Biomed Innvtn from the Lab to the Marketplace

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    JOURNAL ARTICLES:

      Nijhawan, V. (In Press). MAXIMIZE COLLISIONS, MINIMIZE FRICTION: APPLYING PLATFORM STRATEGIES TO ACCELERATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH COMMERCIALIZATION. Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors, (19.1).

  • CONFERENCE ACTIVITIESOpen or Close

      Nantucket Conference, Voice and Artificial Intelligence Workshop, Committee Chair. (June 9, 2017 - June 9, 2017).

      Chief Information Officer Conference, Fireside Chat with CIO of Wyndham, Panelist. (May 16, 2017 - May 16, 2017).

      New England Food Technology Forum, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center, Food Investors and Consumers, Panelist. (May 5, 2017 - May 5, 2017).

      National Academy of Inventors Annual Conference, NAI, Chair Program Committee, Committee Chair. (April 5, 2017 - April 7, 2017).

      Future of Robotics, MassTLC , Path to Commercialization and Partnering Opportunities, Panelist. (December 1, 2016 - December 1, 2016).

      TTS Latin America, TTS Global Initiative, Invited Keynote Speaker, Panelist. (October 22, 2016 - October 25, 2016).

      SBIR Conference at MIT, Small Business Association, Access to Capital & Surviving the Proverbial “Valley of Death”, Panelist. (October 5, 2016 - October 6, 2016).

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