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Rocket Ventures

Greg Knudson

VP of Technology - RGP

Director of Rocket Ventures

knudson@rgp.org


Business Opportunities

  • RV has a need to find “Spin-Off” opportunities

    • Small to large companies with technology / non-core segments

  • RV is looking for manufacturing companies for design, proto-type development, manufacturing

    • Lockrey Mfg. and Pinnacle Technologies models – across technologies

  • RV needs to find “JV” partners for start-up companies

    • Leveraging strengths (engineering, manufacturing, technology)


Rocket Ventures - Program Definition

  • Pre-Seed, Early Stage Venture Fund

    • “Entrepreneurial Signature Program” for NWO

  • Program Financing:

    $15.0 Million ODOD

    $ 7.5 Million Private Investors

    $22.5 Million


Program Elements / Client Benefits

  • Enhanced Business Management Services

  • Networking

    • People, Engineering, Manufacturing

    • Distribution, Financing, Partners

  • The Pre-Seed Investment Fund


Portfolio Company Screening Criteria

  • 1. Location - Northwest Ohio

  • 2. Early Stage

  • 3. Scalability - $30M - $50M in 5 to 7 years

  • 4. Technology Cluster:

    • Biomedical,

    • Alternative Energy,

    • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies

  • 5. Intellectual Property (IP) Documented & Owned by / Licensed to Company

  • 6. Exit Strategy


Business Management Services


  • The Pre-Seed Fund

  • $13.5 Million

  • $6.0M State / $7.5M Private Investors


DenDroCo, LLC


Business Opportunities

  • RV has a need to find “Spin-Off” opportunities

    • Small to large companies with technology

  • RV is looking for engineering / manufacturing companies for design, proto-type development, manufacturing

    • Lockrey Mfg. and Pinnacle Technologies models – across technologies

  • RV needs to find “JV” partners for start-up companies

    • Leveraging strengths (engineering, manufacturing, technology, distribution)


Greg Knudson, VP and Director

Rocket Ventures

E-mail: knudson@rgp.org

419.252.2700 Ext. 313

www.rocketventures.org


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