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Online Lecture series: From Lab to IPO info..

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:15 pm
by Emil Chuck
If any of you are interested in the business/IPO side of science, please feel free to register for this ONLINE lecture series. Tell them you heard about it here! :)

\"From Lab to IPO\": The High-Impact Venture-Backable Startup

A Free Online Lecture Series on What Grad Students, Researchers, Faculty and Inventors Need to Know to Commercialize Intellectual Property in a Biotech or Hi-Tech Startup


Whether planning a startup or just being a strategic employee who receives stock options, this online lecture series deals with what you need to know to succeed. It discusses the practical and legal issues that you will deal with every day in taking a great idea from the lab and creating (or working for) a successful high-impact, venture-backable biotech or hi-tech company. Attendees are provided with online lectures and readings to enable them to identify the major issues in organizing a business venture around intellectual property, including employment agreements, stock options, angel and venture capital, IPOs and tech transfer from university/government labs.

This lecture series is appropriate for attendees who have started a new company, intend to start one, or are (or plan to be) in a senior management position such as CIO, CTO, CSO, COO, CEO or strategic employee with stock options. Leading angels, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, consultants and government officials are invited to guest lecture throughout the lecture series.

The series is primarily intended for researchers, post-docs, grad students, and startup entrepreneurs. Tech transfer employees, faculty, staff, services providers, non profit and government employees are also welcome to attend.


Lecture 1: Patents
Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 1:00-2:30pm ET/10:00-11:30am PT

Lecture 2: Copyright and Trademarks
Thursday, April 24, 2008, 1:00-2:30pm ET/10:00-11:30am PT

Lecture 3: Trade Secrets and Licensing Agreements
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 1:00-2:30pm ET/10:00-11:30am PT

Lecture 4: Founders and Employment Agreements, Stock Options, Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs); Non-Competes
Thursday, May 1, 2008, 1:00-2:30pm ET/10:00-11:30am PT

Lecture 5: Partnerships, Corporations and LLCs Shareholder Agreements; Directors and Executives
Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 1:00-2:30pm ET/10:00-11:30am PT

Lecture 6: Angel Capital
Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 1:00-2:30pm ET/10:00-11:30am PT

Lecture 7: Venture Capital
Thursday, May 15, 2008, 1:00-2:30pm ET/10:00-11:30am PT

Lecture 8: Negotiating Angel/Venture Capital, Terms Sheets and Stock Purchase Agreements
Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 1:00-2:30pm ET/10:00-11:30am PT

Lecture 9: Exits: M&As and IPOs
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 1:00-2:30pm ET/10:00-11:30am PT


The online series is a complement to the National University Startups Competition 08, where over 100 VCs and angels from around the country will select the top 10 University Startups for 2008 with awards to be presented at our annual University Startups Conference October 2-3 in Washington, D.C. The National Competition will give valuable information and feedback to universities and startup entrepreneurs on creating high-impact startups that can actually be funded by the venture and angel communities. To be eligible for the National University Startups Competition 08, startups need to be entered on the University Startups List \'08. See The University Startups List.

Free, but registration required. [Long distance charges from your phone company may apply depending your phone plan]. To register, go to

This series is online. You need a computer with web access and a regular phone line. Q&A is conducted by a chat box to the speakers.

For more information, please visit: