Featured Speaker – Elyse Ball, CFO, Akron Ascent Innovations

As Assistant Counsel for the University of Akron Research Foundation, Elyse Ball works on technology licensing and supporting startup companies in the polymer science and biomedical fields. She is currently a board member and/or officer for five early-stage Akron companies.

Ms. Ball leads UA’s NSF I-Corps Site. She is a licensed attorney, an instructor at UA, and the co-author of How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers. Prior to joining UARF, Ms. Ball worked for health care policy organizations and an Akron-based law firm.

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