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[Irvine] Lessons in Herding Cats: Biz Dev Basics for Life Science Companies

JLABS San Diego

Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Public Jun 13, 2017 $25.00 $2.37
Other student/academic Jun 13, 2017 $20.00 $2.09
Volunteer   more info Jun 7, 2017 Free $0.00
Media/Press   more info Jun 7, 2017 Free $0.00
At the door Not Started $35.00 $2.92
UC Irvine employee, student or faculty Jun 13, 2017 Free $0.00

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The business development professional's purpose is to optimize optionality and long term value at each stage of a company's life. As a company grows and gains traction, it's easy to get enticed and overwhelmed by the numerous opportunities that arise. How do you determine the direction that will add the most value to your company? How do you avoid the constant pursuit of "shiny objects?" How do you know when it's the right time for a strategic partnership?

In this workshop, you'll learn fundamental business development skills to help you successfully evaluate and manage strategic alliances and other potential growth opportunities.

Topics will include:

  • Strategic alliance process management
  • Concepts in valuation
  • Importance of IP and IP diligence
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Basic components of a contract

This workshop is geared towards business development professionals and management teams of life science startups.

This workshop takes place in Irvine. Interested in attending the same event in LA? More info here

Lesley Stolz, Ph.D. | Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, California
Lesley has been working in corporate and business development roles for the last 17 years for companies that are both technology platform and therapeutics focused. Her most recent executive positions have been with BioTime, a publicly traded stem cell technology and therapeutic company, and Sutro Biopharma, a platform technology company working in cell-free protein synthesis. Prior to Sutro, Lesley served in BD positions for a number of biotech companies in the U.S. and Europe. Lesley received her Ph.D. in chemistry, and conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology.
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11:30 AM | Registration Opens, Networking, and Lunch
12:00 PM | Presentation
12:45 PM | Q&A
1:00 PM | Program Close

$25 | General Public
$20 | Student/Academic
$35 | Onsite

The Cove @ UCI
5141 California Ave. Ste. 200
Irvine, CA

Have questions about [Irvine] Lessons in Herding Cats: Biz Dev Basics for Life Science Companies? Contact JLABS San Diego

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The Cove @ UCI
5141 California Ave. Ste. 200
Irvine, CA 92617

Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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JLABS San Diego

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) is a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators to create and accelerate the delivery of life-saving, life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world. JLABS achieves this by providing the optimal environment for emerging companies to catalyze growth and optimize their research and development by opening them to vital industry connections, delivering entrepreneurial programs and providing a capital-efficient, flexible platform where they can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare solutions of tomorrow. At JLABS we value great ideas and are passionate about removing obstacles to success to help innovators unleash the potential of their early scientific discoveries. JLABS is a no-strings-attached model, which means entrepreneurs are free to develop their science while holding on to their intellectual property. JLABS is open to entrepreneurs across a broad healthcare spectrum including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and digital health sectors. The JLABS flagship opened in 2012 in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center, and since then has grown to eight locations including the Bay Area, Boston & Lowell, MA, Houston, Toronto and a ninth location, New York City, launching in 2018. For more information please visit

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