SoCalBio Boot Camp

SoCalBio Boot Camp for Emerging Company 

Catching The Wave

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

350 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles, California 90017

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

SoCalBio Boot Camp

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This boot camp is designed for biotech, Medtech, Dx and digital health companies selected to make presentations during the Annual SoCalBio Conference. It will provide emerging entrepreneurs and innovators with an in-depth understanding of what it takes to raise early stage capital and/or forge partnerships. Issues covered run the whole gamut from how to make effective presentations and IP protection to reimbursement and meeting FDA regulatory requirements. 



10:00 amWelcoming Remarks by Ahmed Enany, President & CEO, SoCalBio
10:10 amIntroductions
Finding your Voice
10:30 amWhat Constitutes an Effective Pitch: Finding and Projecting your “Mojo,” by Steven Goldman, Investor, Keiretsu Forum SoCal and President & CEO, World Wide Mind
10:50 amPitches & Decks to Elevator Pitches: Mastering the Art of Presenting Science-Based Projects, Presentation by William Dolphin, Ph.D. Investor & Entrepreneur
11:10 amStrategic Communications and Media Relations for Emerging Companies, Presentation by Stuart Pfeifer, Member of the Team, Sitrick & Co.
11:30 amWhat Social Media Can (and Can’t) Do for Your Emerging Bioscience Company, Presentation by Erik Deutsch, Principal, ExcelPR Group
11:50 amLuncheon
Making your Company Irresistible to Investors
12:10 pmBuilding an Entrepreneurial Management Team: Implications for Strategy and Finance, by Stephen Williams, Ph.D., Partner, Catalyst Advisors LP
12:30 pmWhat Every Bio Entrepreneur Must Know about IP and How it Impacts Financing, Presentation by James Hill, MD, Partner, Perkins Coie
12:50 pmRegulatory Planning/Reimbursement Issues and the Implications for Strategy and Financing
1:10 pmGoing Virtual vs Other Bioscience Business Models: Implications for Strategy and Finance
Show me the Money
1:30 pmWhere to Find Investors in Southern California and Beyond, Presentation by Ahmed Enany, President & CEO, SoCalBio
1:50 pmSeed to Series A, B and Beyond: Planning the Capitalization of your Company, Presentation by Adam Bazih, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Kairos Ventures
2:10 pmHow to Leverage Non-Dilutive Funding to Support your Product and Business Development Activities,  Presentation by David Hood, President & CEO, DH3
2:30 pmBreak
 2:50 pmAccounting 101 for Emerging Bioscience Companies & Tapping the R&D Tax Credit, Presentation by Moss Adams
3:10 pmValuation and Due Diligence, Presentation by James Wilson, Managing Partner, Clarion Consulting Group, LLC
3:30 pmThe Terms of Term Sheets, Presentation by George Colindres, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie
3:50 pmConcluding Remarks by Ahmed Enany, President & CEO, SoCalBio
4:00 pmBootcamp Adjourns