FirstFridays at OIP-ISR (Theme: Venture Funds - Structure and Operations)
- Business & Professional
- Kinross Building, Westwood CA
OIP First Fridays Event: April 05, 2013 |
Theme: PortTechLA - Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Business Incubator
Join us for coffee, bagels and networking!
The UCLA Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) is pleased to host a new monthly educational series and mixer called First Fridays @OIP.
The continental breakfast event will occur on the first Friday of every month from 9:00-10:30 in our conference room Suite 210, the Kinross Building.
The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for the campus and local communities to come and meet with our staff and interns, to hear a brief presentation on a variety of topics relevant to intellectual property and entrepreneurism at UCLA and to ask questions and network.
We hope that you can join us!
Feb. 01 | Theme: "Research Funding Resource"
Guest Speaker: Jill Sweitzer, Strategic Research Initiatives, UCLA
Dec. 7 | Theme: "How UCLA can become an Entrepreneurial School"
Guest Speakers: Howard Marks, StartEngine and Paul Kessler, Bristol Companies
Howard Marks is the founder and co-chair of StartEngine, Los Angeles' largest startup accelerator, determined to make LA a top tech entrepreneurial city. Marks was the founder and CEO of Acclaim Games (now owned by Disney), and the co-Founder of Activision and Chairman of Activision Studios (1991-1997). In 1991, Marks and a partner transformed ailing video game giant Activision into a $14B market cap video game industry leader. Marks has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, is bilingual and is a triple national of the U.S., United Kingdom, and France, and has over 30 years of experience as a veteran of the technology industry.
Paul Kessler is Co-Chair of Start Engine and is Principal and Founder of Bristol Capital Advisors, LLC. Mr. Kessler has extensive experience in all aspects of financing emerging growth public/private technology and bio technology companies. Mr. Kessler is recognized as a prolific investor, financier, venture capitalist and operator having completed over 500+ investments. Companies that he has directed investments in, founded, or provided early seed capital to include Allis Chalmers, Contango, Cheniere Energy, Derycz Scientific, The Los Angeles Film School, Genesis Biopharma, Miller Energy, Gamzee, and Filter Foundry.
The UCLA Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research (OIP-ISR) hosts and co-sponsors seminars, conferences, and networking events designed to help guide UCLA inventors form startups, protecting intellectual property, and develop collaborations with industry.
OIP-ISR events also provide unique opportunities for entrepreneurs and industry executives to meet UCLA faculty researchers developing the next wave of innovation at UCLA.
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