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New Meetup: Nuts and Bolts of Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

From: Lihua Z.
Sent on: Monday, August 17, 2009 9:34 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for NYC Bio Meetup!

What: Nuts and Bolts of Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

When: September 2,[masked]:30 PM

Stony Brook Manhattan
401 Park Avenue South (between 27th and 28th Streets), 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

NYC Bio and the Center for Biotechnology announce a new seminar series, the "Nuts and Bolts of Biotechnology Entrepreneurship" to take place in four sessions from September to December.

Building on the New York City area's exceptional strengths in academia, medicine, business and finance, this series is designed to explore the practical legal and business aspects of technology commercialization. We aim to present the most important knowledge that every venture-minded innovator, academic faculty member, postdoctoral or graduate student needs to transition their ideas into companies. The four sessions are
1. "Entrepreneurship in the Biotechnology Industry," on September 2nd, 2009
2. "Intellectual Property and Technology Licensing," on October 7th, 2009
3. "Business plans 101: making the pitch," on November 11th, 2009
4. "Crossing the Valley of Death: guides to transitional, pre-seed and seed funding," on December 9th, 2009

Venue: Stony Brook Manhattan
401 Park Avenue South (between 27th and 28th Streets), 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM on September 2, October 7, November 11 and December 9, 2009.

The registration fee of each session is $ 10 (students/post docs) and $ 20 (everyone else) payable upon registration. If you register for all four sessions at once, the package price is $30 (students/post docs) and $60 (everyone else). Please RSVP and send registration fee payments to our PayPal account: [address removed]. In your RSVP, please provide your
? Full name
? Affiliated institution/company
? Interested session (1, 2, 3, and/or 4)
? Amount paid
? Payment Email address

We will confirm your registration upon receiving your payment.

The first session "Entrepreneurship in the Biotechnology Industry" will be held September 2 and feature panelists:
? Alan Paau, Vice Provost for Technology Transfer and Economic Development at Weill Cornell Medical College;
? Mark Wilson, President of Initiatives Consulting;
? Jeff Yablon, VP of Sales and Marketing at Sciformix Corp.;
? Jim Chinitz. CEO of Population Diagnostics; and
? Lorrence H. Green, President of Westbury Diagnostics.

See also details online at NYC Bio's Meetup website,

NYC Bio is a private not-for-profit organization to facilitate collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship in the NYC bioscience community. Our goal is to build and sustain a thriving NYC biotech cluster. Through networking and educational events, we draw together people and resources from the NYC pillars of academia, medicine, business and finance.

The Center for Biotechnology (CFB) is a cooperative research and development partnership between universities, private industry and New York State. Our mission is to catalyze the translation of basic biomedical sciences into diagnostic and therapeutic technologies that benefit human health and society, and fuel economic growth.

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