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Tech transfer and the Startup

The topic of our meetup is Tech transfer and the Startup. We have wonderful guest speakers: Daniel Broderick, Manager of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will talk about technology transfer at Caltech. Nick Bassill, Entrepreneur, Author and Coach will be speaking about Tech Transfer for startups.

Daniel's bio:

Daniel Broderick is the Manager of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, an operating division of the California Institute of Technology. He is responsible for the management and negotiation of intellectual property matters ranging from patent filing decisions, patent prosecution
management, licensing negotiations, startup assistance, NASA compliance, and maintaining and monitoring license agreements. Dan also manages the Caltech Entrepreneurship Forum.

Dan began his career at Motorola where he designed microprocessor systems, and later joined Rockwell
Telecommunications to design telecommunications hardware. He transitioned into technology transfer at Northwestern University, and went on to assist with the start-up of the Technology Transfer Office at the University of California San Diego. He joined Wesley Jessen Vision Care as the Director of Business

Development, where he managed a very large intellectual property portfolio and negotiated a wide range of
medical device and ocular pharmaceutical business agreements. After Wesley Jessen was purchased by Novartis, Dan became the Director of Business Development at Apovia Inc., a biotechnology company in San Diego that developed recombinant vaccines. Dan has been patent agent since 1995.

Dan received his Bachelor of Engineering degree at the University of Michigan, his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, and his MBA in finance and marketing from the  University of Chicago.

Nick Bassill – Entrepreneur, Author and Coach

Empowering Entrepreneurs to Build Successful Businesses: Nick Bassill is the founder and managing director of Launch America, LLC. Launch America was established to provide the educational, mentoring and financial support to help entrepreneurs actualize their American Dream. His startup, Launch America.org, is a networking site for entrepreneurs and promotes legislation for tax incentives for all types of investors that fund and mentor these startups.

Nick Bassill is an entrepreneur, inventor and startup coach who initiated his startup experience while at Stanford and UCLA. With his electrical engineering degree and MBA he has built a number of successful businesses and been instrumental in the formation of several new industries. His innovative concepts and strategies have helped many businesses successfully launch and increase their sales and profits.

He is the founder of the Entrepreneur Empowerment Series of workshops which help entrepreneurs through interactive coaching and mentoring develop and validate their business models, marketing plans and a compelling business presentations. His trademark is the ability to provide inspirational coaching to participants to enable them to create success by focusing their vision, developing and validating their business model and then perfecting a pitch that has the power and captivating message that can attract funding.

Nick Bassill is also the creator of Startup Therapy, a biweekly series of fun and in depth discussions of what is and is not working with your startup, your team or your own blocks that may be keeping you from creating the success you want.

His book, Launch America! Reviving the Americana Dream and the Launch America websites, outline his bold plan to create new jobs all across the country and economic growth through the formation of hundreds of thousands of business startups. To provide more funding for these startups, Bassill presents the Launch America Initiative for a unique startup investment incentive plan (SIIP) with royalties and tax credits for the investors who fund startups and mentoring for the entrepreneurs.

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  • Dorisa S.

    Great presentation. Thanks for all the great work Sophia!!!

    September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dorisa - thank you very much. Our group has grown so wonderfully. People enjoy attending, listening to talks and networking.

      September 16, 2013

  • Diane

    Thank you, Sophia for putting together a fantastic event!

    September 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Diane - thank you for your kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again soon

      September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic meetup! Looking forward to next week.

    September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Case Cortese and Dan Broderick of Caltech/JPL Office of Technology Transfer for an awesome talk and great Q&A session. Thanks to Nick Bassill for giving an insider perspective on how OOTT IP could be utilized and a university startup successfully created. Great talks, and Nick - great personal success story – thanks all!

    September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As always, an outstanding meetup. Great topic and speakers, and great participants. Best meetup in the LA area IMHO.

    September 13, 2013

  • Gordon M.

    Excellent meeting. The information was presented beautifully and in a way that really made sense and was very useful! First class presenters!

    September 13, 2013

  • Gordon M.

    Excellent meeting. The information was presented beautifully and in a way that really made sense and was very useful! First class presenters!

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent information on patents and intellectual property, and Nick Bassill perspective on tech transfer as an entrepreneur was priceless. Dan Broderick and Case Cortese from Caltech/JPL OOT were wonderful.

    September 13, 2013

  • Richard G.

    Another great meetup - thanks for putting this together, Sophia.

    September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Zoe, Ingin - you are correct. Couple of days ago we found out that our speaker from Caltech/JPL technology transfer is able to make it this Friday. So topic for our meetup is reflecting Nick Bassill's experiences with intellectual property and starutps as well as Caltech/JPL tech transfer point of view on startups. Nick Bassill will be having more talks with us, he has a series of great topics and he is brilliant. And it'll be awesome to hear Office of Tech Transfer talk about their work at Caltech/JPL.

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to learning more from Nick Bassill this Friday!

    September 9, 2013

    • Zoe

      Hi Sophia: I thought this Friday's topic was "Creating a compelling business model, pitch & presentation that can get funded"

      Did I get the date wrong or has the topic been changed? Please let us know

      September 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's what I thought too.

      September 12, 2013

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