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Boot Camp: Business Essentials for Life Sciences and Cleantech Startups

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020
CO United States

Boot Camp addresses the business essentials + resources for life sciences and cleantech startups.

This program is going virtual for 2020! Join us for the three-part series in June and register today. Registration is complimentary and available to qualified startups in the life sciences or cleantech industries.

Session Dates
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.

Zoom information will be provided to registered attendees in advance. Please contact Tracey if you have questions regarding qualifying attendees or for consideration for attendance if you are not currently a life sciences or cleantech startup.


Time Title Speaker
Wednesday, June 3 Series One: Building Your Company
9:00-9:30am Starting a Life Sciences or Cleantech Company David Giarracco, Experienced Commercial Leader in Corporate Life Sciences turned Start-up Investor and Mentor
9:30-10:30am Company Formation Michael Weiner, Dorsey & Whitney
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-11:45am Building Your Management Team John Kelley, CEO, CereScan


Wednesday, June 10 Series Two: Intellectual Property + Regulations
9:00-10:00am IP – Protecting your Technology Brad Hattenbach, Dorsey & Whitney

Angie Morrison, Dorsey & Whitney

10:00-10:30am Licensing Strategies Kerith Kanaber, Dorsey & Whitney
10:30-10:45am Break
Regulatory Overview + COVID Impact

Terry Dagnon, Chief Operating Officer, President Outlook Therapeutics, The Dagnon Group LLC



Wednesday, June 17 Series Three: Financing
9:00-9:30am State, Grant & Community Resources Jennifer Jones Paton, President & CEO, CBSA

Helen El Mallakh, President, Colorado Cleantech Industries Association

Rama Haris, Advanced Industries Grant Manager, Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT)

Katie Woslager, Senior Manager of Advanced Industries, Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade

9:30-10:30am Early Financing Overview Michael Weiner, Dorsey & Whitney
10:30-10:35am Break
10:40-11:15am Early Stage Fundraising – An Investor Perspective (Cleantech and Life Sciences) Michael Tsokur, Akrasia Capital

Joe Cunningham, Sante Ventures

11:15-12:15pm Company Valuation and COVID Funding Impact Dave Harris, Director of Operations, Rockies Venture Club

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