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[NYC session] Lessons in Herding Cats: Business Development Basics for Life Science Companies


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 10:45 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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General Public Apr 17, 2017 $25.00 $2.37
Students/Academic Apr 17, 2017 $15.00 $1.82
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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.

Lesley Stolz | Head, JLABS California, Johnson & Johnson Innovation read bio»

10:45 AM | Registration Opens
11:00 AM | Presentation
12:00 PM | Q&A
12:15 PM | Lunch and Networking
1:00 PM | Program Close

$25 | General Public
$15 | Student/Academic
$35 | On site

New York Genome Center
101 6th Ave
1st floor
New York, NY

Speaker's Biography:
Lesley Stolz, Ph.D. | Head, JLABS California, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS
Dr. Stolz has 20 years of business and corporate development experience working for companies that have been both technology platform and therapeutics focused. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson Innovation, she held executive positions with BioTime, Inc., Sutro Biopharma, Inc., and Sunesis Pharmaceuticals where she was responsible for corporate strategy, fundraising and all aspects of partnering. Earlier in her career, she served as Senior Director, Business Development for Aerovance, Inc. and for GPC Biotech AG in Munich, Germany from 2002 to 2006. She also served in senior management positions at Cell Genesys, Discovery Partners International and Axys Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Stolz 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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Have questions about [NYC session] Lessons in Herding Cats: Business Development Basics for Life Science Companies? Contact JLABS

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New York Genome Center
700 Main St
101 6th Ave, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10013

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 10:45 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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JLABS, part of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC, is a network of life science incubators providing emerging companies many of the advantages of being in a big company, without the capital investment. JLABS offers singular bench tops, modular wet lab units and office space on a short-term basis, allowing companies to pay only for the space they need, with an option to quickly expand when they have the resources to do so. Companies residing at JLABS also have access to core research labs hosting specialized capital equipment and shared administrative areas. JLABS is an open innovation model, and the agreement for space does not grant JLABS or Johnson & Johnson Innovation any stake or rights in the companies, nor will the companies have a guaranteed future affiliation with JLABS. The flagship facility is located in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center, and JLABS has now two established locations in San Francisco - one through a collaboration with the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) and a second standalone facility - one in Boston through a collaboration with Lab Central, one in Houston through a collaboration with TMC, and one in Toronto through a collaboration with MaRS. For more information please visit

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