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Welcome to San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange! 

The San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization run by local entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and pre-entrepreneurs interested in Life Sciences, Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices, Tech and Alternative Energy. SDEE was founded to provide a voice and resources for early stage startups, to encourage new entrepreneurs, and sponsor networking and educational services to help develop skills necessary to bring new businesses and funding to the San Diego area. 

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SDEE PLATINUM SPONSOR

ALT logo

Struthers Family
Trust

SDEE GOLD SPONSORS

Alexandria

Ted Jacobs
Executive Managing Director
Global Life Sciences Practices Group

SDEE SILVER SPONSORS

Takeda San Diego

SDEE BRONZE SPONSORS

Duane Morris MaxCyte Wagenknecht Law Group Barney and Barney



  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    BDO in San Diego, CA

    Lunch and Learn with Wagenknecht IP Law Group

    Protecting & Enforcing Trademarks Complimentary Lunch & Learn June 26, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm Location: BDO, 3570 Carmel Mountain Rd., #400, San Diego, CA 92130  What You Will Learn: When to use TM and when to use ® Creative approaches for expanding trademark rights beyond brand names & logos What to do if someone registers your trademark before you How to expand a trademark registration internationally Different approaches for policing your trademark Steps to stop trademark infringement Inexpensive strategies for enforcing trademarks on Amazon & eBay Who Should Attend: Entrepreneurs interested in building and protecting their brands in the U.S. & abroad Corporate & General Counsels looking to develop a more in-depth understanding of U.S. & foreign trademark practice Advertising & marketing professionals that generate advertising copy & advise clients about the selection & proper use of trademarks About our Speakers:              Ray Wagenknecht is a patent attorney with strong ties to San Diego's research and development community with 15 years of experience protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights.  Ray's practice includes comprehensive patent and trademark representation, including patent and trademark prosecution, due diligence, freedom to operate (FTO) analysis, and trademark opposition proceedings. Ray received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from the University of San Diego School of Law (USD), and his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).              Antony Novom is a patent attorney with more than 18 years of experience counseling clients in all areas of intellectual property protection, prepares and prosecutes patent applications in a wide range of technologies, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, clean tech, biofuels, and electronic hardware. Antony received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from California Western School of Law, San Diego, and his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  Wagenknecht IP Law Group is a full-service intellectual property boutique law firm representing corporations, universities, and nonprofit institutions. The Firm has consistently been recognized as a "Top Patent Firm" by Intellectual Property Today Magazine and was awarded "Best for Medical Device Patent & Trademark Protection" from Acquisition International.   **One hour of MCLE Credit is on request with the State Bar of California, pending approval** This is a free event!  RSVP to: “Andy” Kotner   Andy@WagenIPLaw.com Please indicate food preference for Box Lunch – Chicken, Beef, or Vegetarian  
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 6 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. This month's happy hour is sponsored by Longfellow. SDEE members - stop by the SDEE table, make a name tag, and receive one free drink ticket and one free food ticket. You must be an SDEE member to receive food and drink tickets.  Not a member yet? Just ask SDEE about the benefits of joining and/or ask members at the event about the benefits they've received from joining. Our members are happy to spread the word!  Everyone is welcome (registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.
    Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe

    Summer Social

    Save the Date! Tuesday, August 6th 5:00pm - 9:00pm We're planning our first annual Summer Social that you won't want to miss. Mark your calendars for this fabulous & fun event. Free for SDEE Members / Non-members $35   Sponsored by  
    Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 3 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. Not a member yet? Just ask SDEE about the benefits of joining and/or ask members at the event about the benefits they've received from joining. Our members are happy to spread the word!  Everyone is welcome (registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.

  • Meet SDEE Community

    Tips from the SDEE Angel Investor Panel

    By Amy Duncan, Goldfish Consulting Have a great team and access to mentors that can help pivot from failure. That was one piece of advice from the SDEE Angel Investor Panel held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Green Acre Campus Pointe and sponsored by ALT, Morrison Foerster, and Alexandria. The panel included Sam Ellis, member of Tech Coast Angels and Life Science Angels, Jay Goth, Managing Partner of Forentis Fund, and Randy Berholtz, Sr. Fund Advisor and Fund Counsel with Mesa Verde and a Member of the Investment Committee, and was moderated by Jim Krenn, Partner from Morrison & Foerster LLP.
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    Opportunities for Entrepreneurs: Collaborating with Disease Foundations

    Discussion with Richard (Rick) Winneker, PhD, Life Sciences Executive and Consultant Formerly Senior Vice President, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)   By Marilyn Ferrari, Cesira, Inc.   I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Rick Winneker about collaborating with disease foundations. Rick has held several pivotal roles in his career, most recently as SVP for Research at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). While at LLS, he built and led a research group focused on improving the standard of care and accelerating cures for patients with blood cancers. He expanded and strengthened LLS’ research staff and portfolio adding more therapy related strategic partnerships and further engaged the academic and biopharma community. Rick is currently using his pharmaceutical R&D and non-profit venture philanthropy experience as an independent consultant based in the Philadelphia area. Here are some highlights and advice for entrepreneurs from our discussion:
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  • News From SDEE Members

    Neuropore achieves $5 million (USD) milestone from UCB collaboration

    Neuropore announced advancement of UCB0599 to next phase.  UCB0599 is an orally bioavailable, brain barrier penetrant small molecule that prevents the oligomerization of alpha-synuclein. Alpha-synuclein oligomerization and aggregation is implicated in Parkinson’s disease and other degenerative diseases. By inhibiting misfolding and oligomerization of alpha-synuclein, it is believed that the progression of Parkinson’s disease can be slowed or halted. UCB0599 belongs to a series of molecules discovered by Neuropore, which were licensed to UCB in 2014 (Press Release)
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    Neuropore introduces a 2nd drug into the clinic. Has an eye for Parkinson's disease and ALS.

    Neuropore Therapies announced that it has initiated a Phase 1 clinical trial in healthy volunteers with NPT520-34. This Phase 1 study is designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of NPT520-34. NPT520-34 is an orally bioavailable, blood-brain barrier penetrating small molecule. Its mode of action is attenuation of neuroinflammation and reduction of neurotoxic misfolded proteins in the central nervous system, key features of neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease (PD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Full press release: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190508005227/en/Neuropore-Initiates-Phase-1-Clinical-Trial-Healthy  
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SDEE PLATINUM SPONSORS

ALT San Diego

Struthers Family
Trust

SDEE GOLD SPONSORS

Alexandria

Ted Jacobs
Executive Managing Director
Global Life Sciences Practices Group

SDEE SILVER SPONSORS

Takeda San Diego Union Bank JP Morgan logo

SDEE BRONZE SPONSORS

Duane Morris MaxCyte Wagenknecht Barney and Barney Longfellow

SDEE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by local San Diego entrepreneurs
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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