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 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.