Quantum At Maryland

Investment Summit

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                               Thank Your for Your Participation in the First
Quantum Investment Summit!

"I don’t think I’ve ever been to a quantum event as good as the one you put together."
               - whurley

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 Growing a vibrant quantum ecosystem and effectively commercializing innovative research require the right preparations. The Quantum Startup Foundry Investment Summit will bring together top quantum private investors, thought leaders, experts and executives from the most innovative corporations, startups, academic institutions and government entities with two goals:

  1. Increasing access to financial and talent resources for startups
  2. Developing a broader, globally connected ecosystem to support and accelerate the advancement and commercialization of innovative quantum technologies

The central focus is on linking the most promising early- and growth-stage companies with investors and informing key stakeholders about the unique aspects of investing in quantum.

The event includes both an on-site option for exclusive, invitation-only activities and a virtual format to facilitate broader participation. To accommodate audiences from different time zones, the morning sessions will consist of livestreamed keynote talks and panel discussions. All online events will be free, but reservations will be required.

Event Highlights

  • Opening remarks on the state of quantum technology development and commercialization
  • Investor and startup matchmaking (invitation-only, one-on-one conversations between investors and startups)
  • Panel discussions featuring investors and industry thought leaders
  • Lunch keynote speeches
  • Company showcases
  • Investor pitch opportunities (application coming soon)
  • Small group discussions on quantum-related topics
  • Networking dinner parties based on quantum interests
  • Quantum lab tours

October 12 – 13, 2021

College Park, MD (by invitation) and streaming online

Please note the virtual agenda is different from the in-person agenda. This is the livestream agenda. All times in Eastern Daylight Time.

Tuesday, October 12 - Day 1 (virtual streaming agenda)

Summit Intro and Welcome Address
(10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)

  • Welcome Remarks by Julie Lenzer, Director, Quantum Startup Foundry
  • Remarks by David Iannucci, President and CEO, Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation
  • Keynote Address: Whurley, Founder and CEO, Strangeworks

Program Break

(11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Company Showcase - Part I
(11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

  • Founders from the most promising Quantum companies share developments featuring QSF’s TraQtion companies:
    Yuval Boger, Classiq; Kevin Callaghan, QuantFi;
    Alan Salari, Quaxys; Mehdi Namazi, Qunnect

Program Break
(12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.)

Start-up Panel Discussion Part l
(1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.)

  • Sharing Insights and Discussing Trends featuring QSF’s TraQtion companies:
    Yuval Boger, Classiq; Kevin Callaghan, QuantFi;
    Alan Salari, Quaxys; Mehdi Namazi, Qunnect; Moderated by Vince DeFrancisci, MD Department of Commerce

Program Break / Networking
(1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Company Showcase – Part II
(2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

  • Promising Quantum companies share developments featuring:
    Mark Nicholas Jones, Molecular Quantum Solutions; Sella Brosh, NVision Imaging Technologies; Rob Hays, Atom Computing; Henning Schiel, Patero

Startup Panel Discussion Part II
(3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.)

  • Quantum companies Sharing Insights and Discussing Trends featuring:
    Sella Brosh, NVision Imaging Technologies; Rob Hays, Atom Computing; Henning Schiel, Patero; Moderated by Piotr Kulczakowicz, Director, Quantum Innovation and Commercialization, Quantum Startup Foundry

Program Break
(3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Fireside Chat
(4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)

  • Scott Faris, CEO of ColdQuanta, interviewed by Ben Solomon, Founder, FedTech

Closing Remarks and End of Program Day One
(4:45 pm - 5:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, October 13 - Day 2 (virtual streaming agenda)

Welcome Remarks
(9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)

  • Welcome and Introduction
    Julie Lenzer, Director, Quantum Startup Foundry
  • Dr. Amitabh Varshney, Interim Vice President for Research and Dean, College of Math and Natural Sciences, University of Maryland

(9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

  • Global Quantum Ecosystem Overview,
    André M. König, Entanglement Capital

Panel Discussion 1
(10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.)

  • Investing in Quantum 101 – Opportunities and Risks featuring panelists:
    Chloe Holzinger, The Engine; Yan Zheng, In-Q-Tel; Dave Moehring, Cambium Capital; Moderated by Mark Danchak, Quantum1 Group

(10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)

  • Introduction, Julie Lenzer, Director, Quantum Startup Foundry
  • Dr. Darryll Pines, President, University of Marylan

Panel Discussion 2
(11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.)

  • Business Cases for Quantum – Near Term Commercialization Opportunities featuring panelists:
    Materials/Chemistry, Denise Ruffner, IonQ; Defense Applications/ Algorithms, David Coar, Lockhead Martin; Quantum Sensing, David Hopper, The MITRE Corporation and Engenuity; Moderated by Amanda Stein, Director of External Relations, Quantum Technology Center/ Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland

Program Break
(11:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

Closing Keynote Fireside Chat (12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

  • Peter Chapman, President/CEO, IonQ, interviewed by Julie Lenzer, Director, QSF

Closing Remarks
(1:00 p.m.)

  • Julie Lenzer, Director, Quantum Startup Foundry

End of Program Day Two

Thank you for your interest - we are no longer accepting applications to present in the company showcase.

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