August 10th – Key components needed to raise funds: from Out-licensing to Venture Funding a panel of experts (register to attend on the meetup site)

What are the key pieces you need to execute for successful connections from conceptualization of an idea on the bench-top to partnering with investors or funding sources.

– Obtaining the Asset – Out-licensing Challenges
– Funding Early Stage Initiatives – Early Initiatives: prototype development, pre-clinical and sometimes clinical research
– Initial Engagement with Equity Based Funders

Time: 11:00-1:00
Location: NJIT EDC (directions)

Moderator: Sam Kongsamut – Experienced Entrepeneurial Scientist with multiple roles from large pharma to entrepreneurial company

Rick Colosimo: Rick’s diverse legal practice ranges from providing complex, “bet-the-company” transactional and corporate governance advice to independent directors and stakeholders in closely held businesses to structuring new businesses for startup founders positioning themselves to raise capital.

Haro Hartounian: From Chemical Engineering PhD and accademic roles Haro translated science to successful founding role for a series of medical companies: Vyteris, Protagenic Therapeutics and Microislet. Haro is now the Entrepreneur in Residence at the NJIT EDC

Caroline Hoedemaker: The Founder of the tTAp: a Life Science Accelerator. Caroline’s career has branched from engineering to marketing to CEO – all focused on the execution delivering early innovation to the marketplace: both within early startups through Fortune 100 companies.

John Pennett: Eisner Amper’s Partner-in-Charge of the Life Sciences Group and Technology Group. He has 30 years of public accounting experience with a strong emphasis on public and private life science and technology companies