From Idea to IPO: The Technology Venture Course
Tuesday, March 8, 2005 - Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Presented by the Science Alliance
Speaker: David Anthony, Partner, 21 Ventures LLC
All entrepreneurs face a series of challenges in launching and growing a successful technology venture, but PhD students and postdocs in the sciences face additional hurdles in trying to translate their scientific research into viable commercial ventures. Unfortunately, traditional education in the sciences does not include practical information about starting and running a business. Yet, increasingly, science researchers are starting or joining entrepreneurial ventures without a real understanding of how these businesses will work, what the role of venture capital is, how to negotiate intellectual property rights, how to structure deals and partnerships, or when and how to build a winning management team.
This course is specifically designed for science entrepreneurs who want to build businesses that commercialize university-owned intellectual property. The course will give PhD students, postdocs, and other professionals a deeper understanding of the issues involved in determining how to take the right idea from the laboratory to the marketplace.
Module 1. Intellectual Property
Module 2. Enterprise Potential
Module 3. Enterprise Organization
Module 4. Enterprise Finance
Module 5. Technology Marketing
Module 6. Enterprise Exit
The class will meet one day per week over a 13-week period. There is a registration fee, and the course is open to both current NYAS members as well as nonmembers.