“Small Business Thread”
October 13-17, 2007
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Who Should Attend
Small business administrators and CEOs of small companies that are in the Medical Device industry, Biotechnology industry, Pharmaceutical industry, and Healthcare industry;
University faculty members thinking about creating a start-up company
University administrators working with small, technology companies
Learn about all the topics listed below by bringing a colleague or student to attend the sessions!
What You Will Learn
The Small Business Thread presents a blend of Federal and non-federal, national and international, speakers, who are experts in topics on university start-ups, small business funding opportunities and university partnership opportunities, conflicts of interest issues, technology transfer, intellectual property, venture capital, and translational research.
Attending the Small Business Thread sessions listed below, you will learn about best practices, funding and partnership opportunities for innovative research with commercial potential, available resources, and how to get started. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to listen to innovative concepts and network with people creating new knowledge and technology. Don’t miss this chance to meet with subject matter experts and to ask questions about your issues. We hope you will be able to join us. This session will give you practical tools and bring you information about how to tap into $2.2 Billion of Federal funding for innovative research with commercial potential.
Monday, October 15, 9:45 – 11:15 am
“Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs”
Bruce Lynskey, Clinical Professor of Management, Vanderbilt University
Have you ever considered starting a company? Wonder what is involved? Join us to learn how to organize a start-up; the different kinds of entities; the pros and cons of selecting one kind over another; key issues to consider in setting up a board of directors, intellectual property and financing; lessons learned; and case studies. As more and more universities spin off start-up