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SDEE has a number of truly fantastic events that range from our monthly happy hours to expert-led workshops and networking events.

  • Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 08:00 AM
    Green Acre Campus Pointe in San Diego, CA

    Investor Day with Vida Ventures

    Apply for SDEE’s Investor Day with Vida Ventures

     

    Pitch Your Healthcare Startup and Network with Other CEOs/Founders

    Submissions due by June 7, 2018

    Event Sponsor:

    Alexandria

     

    Arjun Goyal, M.D., Co-founder and Managing Director, Vida Ventures

     

    Vida Ventures is a next-generation life sciences investment firm founded in 2017 by a group of scientists, physicians, entrepreneurs and investors passionate about building and funding breakthroughs in biomedicine. Together they form an independent, bold investment group bound together by a simple word – life. Its mission is to bring science to life and advance transformative biomedical innovations that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. Vida has a bicoastal presence and currently manages approximately $295 million.

    To be considered for this event, please submit a single page executive summary, or non-confidential slide deck (less than 25 slides) by June 7, 2018 via email to: dhayes@sdentrepreneurs.org

     

    You will be notified by June 14 if your company has been selected for a 1:1 meeting. ALL APPLICANTS are invited and encouraged to attend the networking breakfast and introduction & discussion with Illumina Ventures. The event is only open to SDEE members.

    (Join here: http://www.sdentrepreneurs.org/join_sdee)

     

    Agenda:  
    8:00am – 8:30am:  Breakfast
    8:30am – 9:30pm:  Introduction to Vida Ventures and discussion
    9:30am – 12:30pm:  1:1 Meetings

     

    Wouter

    Arjun Goyal, M.D., M.Phil, M.B.A

    Arjun Goyal is a Co‐Founder and Managing Director of Vida Ventures.

    From 2014 through 2017, Arjun was an investment professional at 5AM Ventures, a life science focused venture firm. Arjun was a Board Observer at Aprea AB, Spyryx, Pear Therapeutics, Portal Instruments, Entrada, and Homology Medicines (NASDAQ: FIXX). At 5AM Ventures, Arjun was part of the founding team of Homology Medicines, a genetic medicines company and he also served as Acting VP of Business Development at Pear Therapeutics. Prior to joining 5AM Ventures, Arjun was Co‐Founder and CEO, Foresight Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company developing hormonal treatments for infectious diseases.

    Arjun received his B.S. in Medical Science, Diploma in French and his M.D. degree from the Universities of Melbourne and Oxford. He completed his postgraduate medical training in Internal Medicine at the University of Sydney. He received his M.Phil. in Bioscience Enterprise from Cambridge on a Commonwealth Scholarship and his MBA from Harvard Business School. Arjun has received several awards for his work including the American Australian Association Education Fellowship, Robert Kaplan Life Science Fellowship, Oxford Clarendon Scholarship, Gates Cambridge Scholarship and Reg Waite Award for Young Australians. He is a co‐inventor on one patent and has served on the editorial board of an international scientific journal.

    Arjun is a Board Observer at Pionyr Immunotherapeutics and serves on the Committee for the American Australian Association Education Fellowship and LifeTech Advisory Board of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, and was on the 2016 NCI Review Committee for SBIR grants.

  • Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 44 rsvps
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    June 21st Happy Hour Sponsored by Medical Minds and Certara

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour held at the New English Brewing Company in Sorrento Valley. This month's Happy Hour is sponsored by member companies Medical Minds and Certara. SDEE members - stop by the SDEE table first, make a name tag, then exchange your business card with the sponsors for one free drink ticket and one free food ticket. This month's food vendor is Street Chef California food truck. They'll be serving gyros, burgers, vegetarian and more!

    You must be a member to receive the food and drink tickets. Everyone is welcome and the registration is free! SDEE members get a 10% drinks discount. Not a member yet? Ask for details and member perks at the SDEE table.

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    JLABS in San Diego, CA

    SDEE Workshop: The Art of Effective Negotiation

    SDEE at JLABS: The Art of Effective Negotiation

     

     

    David Johnson, JD, JSM

    Lecturer, Stanford Law School and Stanford d. School

     

    Thursday, July 12, 2018 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

     

    Location:

    JLABS San Diego

    3210 Merryfield Row

    San Diego, CA

     

    Sponsored By:

              

     

     

    Agenda:

    5:00 PM | Registration & Networking Reception*
    6:00 PM | Presentation & Case Study 
    8:00 PM | Q&A 
    8:30 PM | Program Close 
    *Hors d'oeuvres provided 

     

    SDEE members          $25

    Non-members            $45

    JLABS members        free (sponsored by JLABS)

     

    This workshop will give you skills to apply directly to improve outcomes of all types of negotiations. Whether you are negotiating a founders’ agreement, an investor term sheet, corporate partnership, or a new hire, you will come away with useful techniques and insights. Negotiation is part of everyday life, though most people have not had access to the knowledge and training in this important skill. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of successful negotiation and have the opportunity to practice using an engaging case study. Join us for an informative and interactive workshop with David Johnson.

    David is an experienced negotiator and has lectured annually at the Stanford Law School since 2006.  He also a lecturer at the d.school where he teaches  Negotiation by Design. David has had a full-time law practice since 1996. In addition to negotiation, he has expertise in corporate governance, strategy, IP, litigation, employment, and compliance.

    David also has substantive experience in several other areas including biotech, design and innovation, software, strategic analysis and decision-making. He served as Deputy General Counsel for Xenogen and Caliper Life Sciences, and held executive roles at other companies.  In Silicon Valley, he has litigated scores of patent, copyright, trade secret, antitrust, and business cases, and worked on corporate transactional and governance matters. 

    He currently serves on the California State Bar Executive Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, and its subcommittee on Education and Inclusivity. David is a regular speaker at conferences, seminars and panels on various subjects in law, science and technology, as well as negotiation. 

     

    Register for this event here.

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 13 rsvps
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    July Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour held at the New English Brewing Company in Sorrento Valley.

    Everyone is welcome (registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.

  • Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    August Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour held at the New English Brewing Company in Sorrento Valley.

    Everyone is welcome (registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    September Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour held at the New English Brewing Company in Sorrento Valley.

    Everyone is welcome (registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    October Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour held at the New English Brewing Company in Sorrento Valley.

    Everyone is welcome (registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    November Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour held at the New English Brewing Company in Sorrento Valley.

    Everyone is welcome (registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.


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in order to provide a voice for the early stage start-up, to support new entrepreneurs and their companies,
and to sponsor networking and educational events
to help develop the skills necessary to bring funding, business, and jobs to the San Diego area.

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