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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 Alexandria

Struthers Family
Trust

Morrison Foerster

SDEE GOLD SPONSORS

BioMed Realty

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



  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 57 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. Angry Pete's Pizza will be serving us this month. 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

    Summer SocialTuesday, August 6th5:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Bella Vista Social Club & Café2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr.La Jolla, CA 92037 Join us for our first annual summer social! Celebrate and mingle with fellow members of the San Diego entrepreneur community. We will serve craft beer, wine and food plus music, fun activities, and a great ocean view. Cost: FREE for SDEE members (RSVP below) Non-members purchase tickets here. If you are not a member, receive a 10% discount on new and renewing memberships through August 6th. Member benefits include: New SDEE Entrepreneur Boot camp starting in September Free events including our annual Get to Know Your Neighbors, Founders Tales, Investor Events, and Year End Social 10% discount at New English Brewery Co. during monthly happy hours Discounted supplies and equipment from SDEE sponsors Exhibit, sponsorship and promotion activities for business members Other special deals and discounts depending on membership level Contact: Danielle Hayes, dhayes@sdentrepreneurs.org Visit sdentrepreneurs.org to become a member.   Sponsored by   Struthers Family Trust
    Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 4 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.
    Monday, September 02, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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    Entrepreneur Boot Camp

    Coming Soon! Entrepreneur Boot Camp  Whether you are considering a start-up or want to grow your existing company, SDEE’s Boot Camp will provide a complete tool kit for successfully achieving the next critical step. Educational sessions will feature a panel of experts who will focus on a selection of core topics. Mentoring sessions will provide the perfect opportunity for peer-to-peer discussions that explore the topics and their specific application. This program is also an excellent opportunity to expand your network with colleagues that have successfully faced the issues you will or are now working through. Educational Sessions: 5 core sessions 2 optional sessions 2 - 3 speakers/session Mentoring Sessions: A key strength of the SDEE community is peer-to-peer mentoring. Peer groups of no more than 6 members will be established at the first meeting, largely determined by geography and/or entrepreneur area of focus. Small group sizes help with team cohesion and ensure adequate focused time on the unique situation of each member at the mentoring sessions. The monthly mentoring sessions will be held separately after the main session to have informal discussions with experts who will provide advice and resources to complement each core session. The Boot Camp will start in September - more details to follow   Sponsored by:    

  • 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 Alexandria

Struthers Family
Trust

Morrison Foerster

SDEE GOLD SPONSORS

BioMed Realty

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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