UCLA-WSGR Entrepreneurs Boot Camp
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
As a finale to the 2013 Entrepreneurship Week, UCLA Engineering and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati are proud to present the Entrepreneurs Boot Camp. Please join us for a half-day program that will provide students, alumni, friends, and faculty in the process of – or considering – starting a new venture with an opportunity to learn the business, legal, and practical issues facing today's entrepreneurs.
Topics will include:
- Overview of Entrepreneurship & Valuation
- Forming and Organizing the Startup Entity
- Business Plans and Fundraising
- Intellectual Property (Patents & Licensing)
- Breakout workshops: Life Sciences, IT, and Cleantech topics
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
11:30 am Registration and Networking
12 pm – 1pm Entrepreneurship Overview and Valuation
This session will provide an overview of the start-up process and financing of new entrepreneurial ventures, including methods commonly used to value companies and how investors adapt these methods to value early-stage companies and technology projects.
1:00 -2:00 pm Networking Lunch (lunch provided)
2:00 -2:45 pm Forming and Organizing the Start-up Entity
We will explore the decision-making process involved in forming the start-up, including timing, documents, and issues related to determining the capital structure of the business organization. We also will discuss strategies regarding the allocation of founders stock and the composition of the board of directors.
2:45 -3:30 pm Business Plans & Fundraising
This session will include a discussion of how to organize the business plan as a critical planning tool and provide practical guidance for preparing an executive summary, including financial projections and budgets. The presenters will also discuss strategies for approaching the investment community and understanding alternative sources of funding.
3:30 - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 5:00 pm Intellectual Property (Patents & Licensing)
The presenter will discuss the importance of developing an IP strategy that fits the business. This session will focus on patents, their role in your IP portfolio, the relationship between IP protection, and the commercialization objectives of your business. This panel will review also licensing strategies.
5:00 – 6:00 pm Breakout workshops (Life Sciences, IT/Technology, and Clean Technology)
6:00 – 7:00 pm Networking Reception