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Demystifying the biotech startup process

9 Aug 2019 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Alabama is recognized as a growing hub for biotechnology, drug discovery, medical devices, and other life sciences. To demystify the biotech startup process, Bradley and BIO Alabama have organized a morning of informational meetings with highly experienced speakers who offer insight to facilitate successful startup ventures.

Events Details:

Date: Monday, August 19, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. - Noon

Location: Bradley 1819 5th Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203

Cost: $10 / FREE for students

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Speaker Line-Up:

"How you form your company really matters - how to do it right"

James Childs JD, Maynard Cooper and Gale

8:30 - 9:05 AM

James is a member of Maynard Cooper’s Corporate, Securities and Tax practice group and serves as chair of the firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth practices. His clients range from high-tech starts-ups to large, mature manufacturing businesses. Voted “2018 Lawyer of the Year” for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, James draws on his vast experience to offer insightful tips on life science company formation. 

"Federal funding is available — how to win it"

Erik Schwiebert PhD, Discovery BioMed

9:05 - 9:40 AM

Erik is founder and director of DiscoveryBioMed, Inc., where he focuses on overall leadership matters, serves as the principal science consultant in client work, and manages the company’s research and development efforts.

"Your ideas have value - how to protect them"

Nick Landau PhD, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

9:40 - 10:15 AM

Nick Landau works with individuals, universities, startups, growing businesses, and publicly traded companies to procure, protect and litigate all forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. He combines his research background in microbiology with his training in law to strategically serve life science companies.

"Investors are out there - how to find the right ones"

Mike Mullen, CirculoGene

10:15 - 10:50 AM

Mike offers insight from 25 years of experience in executive and financial leadership positions. Currently the chairman and CEO of Circulogene, he previously served as president and CEO of Atherotech, Inc. and received the Entrepreneur of the Year award from Ernst and Young in 2014.

"Capital networks offer guidance and funding - how to use them"

Miller Girvin, Alabama Capital Network

10:50 - 11:25 AM

Miller is CEO of the Alabama Capital Network, which was founded to facilitate the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Alabama. She connects Alabama-based companies with the resources they need to grow, including mentorship and access to capital. 

“Tapping into no-cost local resources for startups, trade, and contracting”

Carolyn Turner, Alabama International Trade Center

11:25 - 12:00 PM

Carolyn is a Licensed Customs Broker and Nasbite Certified Global Business professional. She began working with the Trade Center in 2008, where she uses her import/export experience to counsel Alabama companies.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 (including service fee) through Eventbrite and FREE for students.

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