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How To Build Companies Based on IP: Lessons from Life Sciences and Technology Ventures

  • Wharton San Francisco 2 Harrison Street San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)

This panel will explore the challenges in building companies based on IP, whether it spins out of a university research lab, corporate research lab, or home grown.  We'll dive into the challenges scientific or tech inventors face as they transition from researcher to entrepreneur to executive.  Enterprises based on IP are increasingly facing the challenge of selecting the appropriate business model while overcoming regulatory hurdles.  They also face unique challenges in how to balance keeping their IP protected while also communicating to the world what they are doing to attract customers and investors.  Learn from leading investors, entrepreneurs, and institutions on how to navigate these challenges. Panel Organizer and Moderator: Deirdre Olynick, Staff Scientist, Molecular Foundry, WG' 16, 

Who Should Attend:

  • Entrepreneurs interested in partnering with universities or research institutions
  • Investors interested in IP based companies
  • Scientists or researchers interested in becoming entrepreneurs
  • Companies interested in spinning out IP to partner with entrepreneurs and investors
  • Tech transfer offices interested in building relationships with the entrepreneurial and investor eco-system