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SoCalBio Networking Forum: Crowdfunding for the Biosciences: A Real Prospect or Pipe Dream

Southern California Biomedical Council

Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)

SoCalBio Networking Forum: Crowdfunding for the...

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Topic
 
Crowdfunding for the Biosciences:
A Real Prospect or Pipe Dream
 

Spurred by the passage of the Jobs Act, crowdfunding is the latest platform for companies and entrepreneurs to raise money. It is a way of raising capital that involves getting small amounts of money from a large number of investors. The Jobs Act has transformed the formerly "donate-to-my-cause" industry into a popular way for raising capital. This new source of money pushes behind some of the traditional sources like family and friends, angel investors and venture capital.

Crowdfunding promises to give some startups access to capital they wouldn’t have had otherwise, but it could also set up unprepared entrepreneurs for a headache.  This SoCalBio mixer will provide a primer on this source of funding and discuss all the legal, accounting, and business strategy aspects of crowdsourcing for bioscience commercializatrion projects.

Our Speakers and panelists will touch on: 

  • How to crowdfund by reaching out to people in your network
  • How to tap into their desire to support your project and believe in your claims
  • How to keep crowdfunding legal
  • Are there crowdfunding best practices?
  • Is it realistic to crowdsource for biotech or medical device projects?
  • Will crowdsourcing hurt your chances of tapping into institutional money? 

Speakers

 

Howard Leonhardt

Chairman & CEO

CA Stock Exchange

Carl Esposti

Founder

Crowdsourcing.org

David Harvilicz

Founder & CEO

WhenYouWish.com

Panel Discussion

Joseph A. Boystak

President & CEO

Brightwaters Capital

George Colindres

Sr Counsel

Perkins Coie

Eric Miles

Partner

Moss Adams

Roger Zickfeld

Managing Director

Zickfeld Capital Advisors


Thanks to Mixer Sponsors & Underwriters

Airgas

Berliner & Associates

Bolton Company

Perkins Coie

Replenish, Inc.

VWR


The SoCalBio Networking Forums bring together leaders from all segments of the life-science industry to share insights and learn about:

  • Innovation best practices
  • Device and biotech business trends
  • Technology convergence opportunities, and 
  • Broad-reaching public policies shaping the commercialization of innovations and healthcare service delivery in the U.S. and abroad.
Have questions about SoCalBio Networking Forum: Crowdfunding for the Biosciences: A Real Prospect or Pipe Dream? Contact Southern California Biomedical Council
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CNSI Auditorium at UCLA
570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)


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Organizer

Southern California Biomedical Council

 
The Southern California Biomedical Council is a nonprofit, member-supported trade association that supports and promotes life-science research, development, manufacturing, job creation and overall economic growth in the six counties that comprise the Greater Los Angeles region (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Bernardino). The Council’s programs help local firms gain access to capital, potential partners and business support services. SoCalBio also promotes technology transfer and workforce training, while informing policy makers and the public at-large about the benefits of the region’s life-science industry.  SoCalBio is open to membership by firms and organizations engaged in life-science technology development and commercialization. More information is available at http://www.socalbio.org
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