FirstFridays at OIP-ISR (Theme: Venture Funds - Structure and Operations)
- Business & Professional
- Kinross Building, Westwood CA
STARTUPS 101 - OIP EIR Program Seminar Series
Session 1: “Identifying the Opportunity”
Monday, May 13th, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Led by OIP-ISR Entrepreneurs in Residence
Co-Sponsored by CNSI
Sandra Itkoff and John Gillespie, Entrepreneurs in Residence with the UCLA Office of Intellectual Property, will conduct a series of four lectures for faculty, staff, and students on how to create a successful startup business. Participants will become familiar with terminology used by entrepreneurs, lawyers and investors when forming and financing a new company, and will be better equipped to assess the feasibility of a business concept and communicate that concept. Topics to be covered include market definition, business plan development, legal organization, financial modeling, fundraising/investor presentations, marketing strategy, management team recruiting, corporate governance, managing conflicts of interest and the path to liquidity. Lectures will include case studies (some with quest speakers) and conclude with an opportunity for participants to ask questions. All those interested are invited to attend.
May 20th: “Business Planning and Building a Team”, CNSI Auditorium
May 28th: “Intellectual Property and Incorporation”, CNSI 5th Floor Presentation Space
June 3rd: “Fundraising, Sustaining Growth and Planning Exits”, CNSI 5th Floor Presentation Space
For more information about this program, please contact: Thomas Lipkin, Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship and New Ventures, OIP-ISR, [ thomas.lipkin (at) research.ucla.edu ]
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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