WSGR Entrepreneurs Bootcamp
In partnership with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR), the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) presented its 1st annual Entrepreneurs Bootcamp on February 25, 2015.
The George Washington University (GW) faculty inventors now participate in relationships with startup companies via research and licensing more than ever before. The Entrepreneurs Bootcamp provides an opportunity for the GW community to increase understanding of commercial partners. Increasing GW's business IQ will help us build the new relationships necessary to bring GW inventions to end-users.
The Entrepreneurs Bootcamp was a one-day program that provided the university community, including clinicians and scientific faculty in the process of – or considering – getting involved in a new venture the opportunity to discuss the business, legal and practical issues facing today’s technology and life science entrepreneurs. Local experienced business entrepreneurs were in attendance, so valuable entrepreneurial networking opportunities was apart of the program.
Stay tuned for the upcoming Bootcamp! Email us for more information.
Topics of Discussion
- Developing an Intellectual Property (IP) strategy that fits the business in relation to and the relationship between IP protection and the commercialization objectives of your business.
- Early decisions related to formation of the startup entity, including timing, documents, and choice of entity, and (ii) strategies for allocation of founders’ stock and composition of the board of directors.
- Business Plans & fundraising, plus strategies for approaching the investment community and understanding alternative sources of funding.
- Valuation & term sheets and how investors utilize them to value early-stage companies and technology projects.
- Key issues related to liquidity and exit opportunities including current trends in mergers and acquisitions, plus expectations from investors and the public capital markets.