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Opportunities and Events

September

Sell Your Science - Best Practices for Developing an Effective Non-Confidential Pitch Deck

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Location: John P. McGovern Campus - 2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite J, Houston TX 77021
Cost: Free

It can be tricky to communicate the full potential of your discoveries without spilling the secret sauce. Join us for a session on learning the tricks of the trade in preparing a non-confidential deck and executive summary. Experts of the craft will share practical tips on becoming more effective in communicating your story to Angel investors and VCs, increasing your chances of successful fundraising.
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Hosted by: JLABS @ TMC

It Must Be PitchCraft

Thursday, September 15th, 2016
Location: John P. McGovern Campus - 2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite J, Houston TX 77021
Cost: Varies

Have you ever wondered why you didn't get the investment? The potential funders loved the idea. They loved the team. They thought the market would be receptive... But, they wanted to think about it a little longer.
In this enlightening session with world renowned Communications & Leadership Expert, John Bates, you will learn the secrets behind pitches that succeed. You will leave ready to apply the secrets of PitchCraft to all of your pitches. From internal presentations to fundraising and client pitches you will learn not only what works, but why it works.
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Hosted by: JLABS @ TMC

Inspiring Leaders: Derek Herrera - Rebuilding Mind, Body and Business

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Location: John P. McGovern Campus - 2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite J, Houston TX 77021
Cost: Varies

Being an entrepreneur takes resilience, perseverance, determination - all qualities that a decorated, Marine Special Operations Team Leader would embody. Meet Derek Herrera, Marine Captain turned entrepreneur - a man who epitomizes the idea of turning a problem into an opportunity, and a truly inspiring leader. In June 2012, after a six year career building and leading teams of Marines all over the world, Captain Herrera was shot and paralyzed by enemy small arms fire while leading his Marine Special Operations Team on patrol in Afghanistan. Derek returned to work just 7 months after his injury, and 4 months after that completed his first para-triathlon.

In true entrepreneur fashion Derek "pivoted," and after pursuing an MBA from UCLA founded Spinal Singularity, whose first product, the Connected Catheter™, is the world's first semi-permanent, fully internal, smart catheter system. Derek has led the Spinal Singularity team to win numerous business plan competitions including being a top 20 finalist in the MedTech Innovator program and winner of the primeUC competition.

Join us for a fireside chat with Derek and experience the lessons he's learned about selflessness, resilience and recovering from seemingly insurmountable odds.

The Inspiring Leaders series provides unrivaled access to been there done that industry leaders in an intimate and unique setting. The highly sought after, featured speakers share their forecasts and vision for the future as well as lessons learned from the trenches. The series is designed to be an interactive and highly educational experience for all who attend.
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Hosted by: JLABS @ TMC


October

Lessons in Herding Cats: Business Development Basics for Life Science Companies

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
Location: Austin Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 535 E 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Cost: Academic Registration-  $20.00

The business development professional's purpose is to optimize optionality and long term value at each stage of a company's life. As a company grows and gains traction, it's easy to get enticed and overwhelmed by the numerous opportunities that arise. How do you determine the direction that will add the most value to your company? How do you avoid the constant pursuit of "shiny objects?" How do you know when it's the right time for a strategic partnership?
In this workshop, you'll learn fundamental business development skills to help you successfully evaluate and manage strategic alliances and other potential growth opportunities. Topics will include:

  • Strategic alliance process management
  • Concepts in valuation
  • Importance of IP and IP diligence
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Basic components of a contract

This workshop is geared towards business development professionals and management teams of life science startups.
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Hosted by: JLABS @ TMC

Sell Your Science - Best Practices for Developing an Effective Non-Confidential Pitch Deck

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
Location: John P. McGovern Campus - 2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite J, Houston TX 77021
Cost: Free

It can be tricky to communicate the full potential of your discoveries without spilling the secret sauce. Join us for a session on learning the tricks of the trade in preparing a non-confidential deck and executive summary. Experts of the craft will share practical tips on becoming more effective in communicating your story to Angel investors and VCs, increasing your chances of successful fundraising.
Register

Hosted by: JLABS @ TMC

Crash Course: Life Science Research Grants for Small Businesses

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Location: John P. McGovern Campus - 2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite J, Houston TX 77021
Cost: Free

The U.S. government provides hundreds of millions of dollars a year to advance small business research, development, and commercialization. Much of this non-dilutive funding comes from research grants for which only small businesses are eligible. If your small business performs research and development, it is vital to understand what grants are available and what it takes to obtain this non-dilutive funding. This introductory seminar aims to familiarize life science entrepreneurs with the variety of grants available for research and development and the necessary steps to obtain this attractive form of funding. The seminar will focus on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) small business grants (SBIR/STTRs) but will also identify additional grants that small businesses are eligible for. Other topics to be covered include: federal registration requirements, budget preparation tips, and grant-writing advice specific to small business grants.
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Hosted by: JLABS @ TMC


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