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From Start to Finish: Legal Basics and Strategies for Your Healthcare Startup

September 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm



This interactive workshop is dedicated to giving you the keys to a successful business, from creation to exit. The lawyers presenting these workshops have extensive experience working with life sciences companies ranging from very early-stage ventures through to multi-national public companies.

Session 1 | Introduction to Legal Basics for Start-ups and Protecting your Intellectual Property

You’ve always been a successful scientist and now you want to become a successful entrepreneur! However, keep in mind that your science plays a key part in your life sciences business. You want to share the secret sauce, but only on your terms. How do you make this happen?

This practical session will give a brief overview of organizing your venture with an eye to the future & how intellectual property (IP) can be used in your life science business:

-How to establish an appropriate foundation for your venture and anticipate future legal issues
-How to address common legal issues for early-stage companies
-Identifying the types of IP relevant to your business
-Protecting and managing IP of your business
-What investors look for in IP due diligence and how to avoid common pitfalls

Session 2 | Venture Financing: What to Expect and Strategies for Success

You’re past the initial stages in establishing your venture and are ready to take it to the next level – raising capital. What should you expect during the course of a pivotal early stage company financing round and what are the strategies for ensuring your objectives are met and your interests are protected?

This session will focus on how to approach a major financing round:

-Common types of deal structures
-Strategies for protecting your interest
-Strategic investors v. venture capital
-Deal terms that are commonly subject to heavy negotiation


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September 24, 2019
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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