Quantum At Maryland

Investment Summit

Powered by the Quantum Startup Foundry

College Park, MD (by invitation) and streaming online

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

All times in Eastern Daylight Time

October 12

Summit Intro and Welcome Address
(10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)

Welcome and keynote speech:
“The Quantum Investment Opportunity”

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

Start-up CEO Panel Discussion
(12:45 p.m. – 1:45pm)

Moderated panel featuring CEOs from showcased Quantum companies.

Lunch: In-person guests only

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

Founders from Quantum companies share developments. Four companies present for 15 minutes each.

CEO Panel Discussion
(3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.)

Moderated panel featuring CEO’s from showcased Quantum companies.

October 13

(9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

Topic: Global Quantum Ecosystem Overview

Panel Discussion 1
(10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)

Topic 1: Investing in Quantum 101 – opportunities and risks

Panel Discussion 2
(11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Topic 2: Business case for Quantum – Near term commercialization opportunities

(12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Closing Keynote Fireside chat – Investor and founder discussion

Want to pitch your startup to investors?

Apply to pitch

Contact us if you need additional information about the summit or QSF


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