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Bio-Entrepreneurship

Welcome! This segment is for those interested in the translation of medical/life science research into applied products, the commercialization of technologies, and the development of early stage companies… it is for Bio-Entrepreneurs.We appreciate the following organizations for their sponsorship of these activities:

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Stanford Summer Program on Bio-Entrepreneurship 2009

This 3-part seminar series was developed in collaboration by the School of Medicine Career Center and the law firms of Morrison & Foerster (2009) and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (2008), to provide insights into the most important aspects of technology company formation and development.

Session 1: Let's Get it Started!

Stephen Thau, Partner (Life Sciences), Morrison and Foerster
George F. Tidmarsh, MD, PhD, Founder of Threshold Pharmaceuticals and Horizon Therapeutics, among other companies

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Session 2: Crown Jewels and War Chests: All About IP

Jonathan Dickstein, Partner (Life Sciences), Morrison and Foerster
Kirsten Leute, Sr. Licensing Associate, Stanford University's Office of Technology Licensing (OTL)

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Session 3: It's Not All Medicine: CleanTech Meets BioTech

Michael Ward, Partner (Life Sciences), Morrison and Foerster
Greg Ikonen, General Counsel, Mendel Biotechnology

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Stanford Summer Program on Bio-Entrepreneurship 2008

Session 1: A Company is Born: Cytokinetics Case Study

James Sabry, M.D., Ph.D., Founder and Chairman, Cytokinetics, Inc.
and Michael O'Donnell, J.D., Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Session 2: Bio-Entrepreneurship: How the Pieces Fit Together

Ian Edvalson, J.D., Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
and Michael O'Donnell, J.D., Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Session 3: Life (Science) Happens in Stages: How to Plan for the Future Funding of a New Biotechnology Company

Vern Norviel, J.D., Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Michael O'Donnell, J.D., Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Got an idea for a company or wondering about the patent process? Stanford is renowned for innovation, and consistently ranks near the top when it comes to company spin-outs and technology commercialization activity.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule for a consultation surrounding your bio-entrepreneurship interests and ideas.

Email: somcareers@stanford.edu
Phone: (650)725-7687

Bio-Entrepreneurship Educators
We are pleased to be working closely with the ‘National Bio-Entrepreneurship Education Consortium’ to ensure that the full spectrum of stakeholders from across the country - including research universities, investors, and business and legal professionals – can conveniently share and exchange resources and information. Here is a list of participating NCBE members across sectors and regions, with links to their sites:

Resources for faculty and administrators

Associations, Societies & Groups

The Angel Capital Summit
http://www.angelcapitalsummit.org/content/virtual-conference-business-clinics

Bay Bio Institute - Network for Entrepreneurial Strategies & Tactics (NEST)
http://www.baybio.org/institute/wt/page/index

FountainBlue
https://www.bigtent.com/groups/fountainblue

ENT Resources, Inc. (ENTRI)
http://entrinet.com/ENTRIpreneurs2.aspx

Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE)
http://www.sopenet.org/

Society for Entrepreneurship in Latin America
http://sela.stanford.edu/index.html

National Bio-Entrepreneurship Education Consortium
'Linked-In' serves as host for this group. To join, simply establish a linked-in account here: http://www.linkedin.com/

Stanford Bio-Entrepreneurs
A listserv for Stanford bio-entrepreneurs to connect with one another and exchange ideas, information, and interests: bioentrepreneurs@lists.stanford.edu.

To subscribe click on the subscribers page and complete the online form.


Useful Links

Venture Quest - on-line technology/market assessment tools for inventors and investors
http://venturequestltd.com/tools.html


Additional Stanford Resources
Here are some additional resources and programs across campus that help support such activity:

Office of Technology Licensing
Technology Ventures Program
Summer Institute for Entrepreneurship
Coaches on Call
Biodesign Program

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