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From Idea to IPO: The Technology Venture Course (13 week course)

From Idea to IPO: The Technology Venture Course (13 week course)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by the Science Alliance


Course Description

Increasingly, science researchers are engaging in or starting entrepreneurial ventures. Unfortunately, traditional education in the sciences and technology does not include practical information about translating scientific research into viable commercial ventures. This 13 week course is specifically designed for graduate students, postdocs and science entrepreneurs who want to build businesses that commercialize university-owned intellectual property or have a deeper understanding of the issues involved in taking the right idea from the laboratory to the marketplace.

About the Instructor:

David Anthony is the founder of 21 Ventures and an experienced entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and educator.
Since 2002, Anthony has been entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Alabama Birmingham, School of Business. At UAB, David has taught: "From Idea to IPO - The Technology Venture," "Technology Ventures Business Planning," and "Negotiating Technology Agreements." Since 2004, David has taught "From Idea to IPO—The Technology Venture" at the New York Academy of Sciences.

Spring 2009 – Course Syllabus

Module 1: Intellectual Property
1/20/09: Intellectual Property and protection of ideas (part1)
1/27/09: Intellectual Property and protection of ideas (part2)

Module 2: Enterprise Potential
2/3/09:  Technology Transfer and the licensing of Intellectual Property
2/10/09: Scientific Due Diligence
2/17/09: Market Due Diligence

Module 3: Enterprise Organization
2/24/09: Employee Incentives and Non-competes
3/3/09: Corporate Structure: taxes and governance

Module 4: Enterprise Finance
3/10/09: Structuring the Business Plan
3/17/09: The Venture Capital Fund
3/24/09: Term Sheets and Valuation

Module 5: Technology Marketing
3/31/09: New Product Introduction
4/7/09: Initial Public Offerings

Module 6: Enterprise Exit
4/14/09: Scientist as CEO

All course materials are included in the registration price.