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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.

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  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 04:00 PM
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    COVID-19 Round Table Discussion

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  • Thursday, June 04, 2020 at 04:00 PM

    SDEE and RESI present: Fundraising Boot Camp

    Fundraising Boot Camp for Life Science Startups

    Launching and Executing a Fundraising Campaign Part 2

     

    WHEN: Thursday June 4th, 4 -5 pm (PST)

    WHERE: Webinar Register for the Fundraising Bootcamp here!

    In preparation for Partnering with Investors and Strategic Partners at Digital RESI 3-Day Global Conference June 8-10, Life Science Nation (LSN) and San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) are partnering to host a Fundraising Bootcamp Webinar: Fundraising Bootcamp.

    Who should attend?
    Anyone considering or actively developing therapeutic, medical device, diagnostic, or digital health technologies and raising their seed, series A, or series B, up to $50million, to complete any early stage of development from preclinical up to commercialization.

    What you will learn?

    Our proven methodology for matching early stage life science companies with investors based on fit (sector, subsector, indication, and stage of development) and getting your story straight for navigating the fundraising ecosystem and generating more compelling connections with investors.

     

    Workshop Overview:

    ·         About Life Science Nation (LSN)

    ·         Raising Capital: The 3 Most Important Questions

    ·         The Changing Investor Landscape

    ·         Debunking the Top 10 Old Myths in Fundraising

    ·         Planning & Infrastructure for an Outbound Fundraising Campaign

    ·         Building Your Brand Through Consistent Messaging

    ·         Key Components of Fundraising Marketing Collateral

    ·         Branding you and your firm

    ·         Key Stages in the Marketing Process

     

    Presenters:

    Dennis Ford, Founder & CEO, Life Science Nation; Creator of RESI Conference Series

    Dennis Ford is an entrepreneur and author with expertise in sales, marketing, and business development. He has spent most of his career finding, vetting and launching a myriad of technology-based companies. Over the last decade, he has worked extensively with global alternative investors and is deeply interested in getting funding for high-growth early-stage technologies. He is a big proponent of using profiling and matching technology to find that all-important business fit in the marketing and selling process. In today’s context Dennis can connect early stage life science companies with 10 categories of global partners thus making the finding of capital and distribution channels very efficient. Dennis created the Redefining Early Stage Investments conference series to facilitate an interactive ongoing dialog between buyers and sellers in the life science arena. Before LSN, Dennis was the President and CEO of a company that improved the way hedge fund and private equity fund managers raised capital and marketed their funds to investors. Ford is the author of The Peddler’s Prerogative and The Life Science Executive’s Fundraising Manifesto, two well-received sales and marketing books.

    Click here to download a digital copy of the book

     

    Erich White, West Coast Business Development Manager, Life Science Nation

    Erich White is the West Coast Business Development Manager at Life Science Nation (LSN). After graduating from the University of Massachusetts and completing his graduate studies at Harvard, he spent the first 13 years of his career fundraising for nonprofit organzations and life science startups. He quickly became frustrated with the lack of intelligence fundraisers had available to make decisions and drive their fundraising strategies. This lead to his philosopy of identifying prospects or targets based off of affinities and shared interests and collecting datapoints that provided insights into the prospect’s capacity, propensity, and ability.

     

     

    About Life Science Nation

    Life Science Nation (LSN) is a global partnering ecosystem that allows early-stage companies with compelling technology assets to get plugged into the early-stage investor and channel partner’s radars with minimal cost and a big ROI. LSN is a global matching platform for early-stage buyers and sellers across the domains of Drugs, Devices, Diagnostics and Digital Health – the “4 Ds”. LSN curates two databases: a buy-side of global cross-border early-stage investors/partners and a sell-side of global cross-domain technology assets. LSN also offers a sourcing and ranking service for clients who need to source and rank technology assets for channel, pipeline and portfolio development. LSN owns and operates the Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference series, a funding superstructure that runs five times a year during J.P. Morgan in San Francisco (January), alongside BIO Europe (March), alongside BIO U.S (June), Boston (September) and Asia (November). LSN also owns and operates the Focus on Cures Accelerator (FOC) that provides startups a Boston-based footprint and helps them develop and execute a global investor and channel partner strategy. LSN estimates that we have helped over 400 companies raise over $500,000 in the past five years through LSN’s Investor Database and RESI conference series. Learn more at www.lifesciencenation.com

    You can register for Digital RESI 3-Day Conference June 8-10 here and use the promo code “SDEE100” for $100 off your registration!

     

    If you have any questions about the bootcamp or digital conference please feel free to reach out to Erich White, Business Development Manager, at e.white@lifesciencenation.com (617) 373-0846

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    June Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour held at the New English Brewing Company in Sorrento Valley. SDEE members - stop by the SDEE table, make a name tag, and collect one free drink ticket and one free food ticket. This month's food truck is Angry Pete's Pizza. 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.

  • Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    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. SDEE members - stop by the SDEE table, make a name tag, and collect one free drink ticket and one free food ticket. This month's food truck is Angry Pete's Pizza. 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.

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    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. SDEE members - stop by the SDEE table, make a name tag, and collect one free drink ticket and one free food ticket. This month's food truck is Angry Pete's Pizza. 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.

  • Thursday, September 17, 2020 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. SDEE members - stop by the SDEE table, make a name tag, and collect one free drink ticket and one free food ticket. This month's food truck is Angry Pete's Pizza. 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.

  • Thursday, October 15, 2020 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. SDEE members - stop by the SDEE table, make a name tag, and collect one free drink ticket and one free food ticket. This month's food truck is Angry Pete's Pizza. 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.

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 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. SDEE members - stop by the SDEE table, make a name tag, and collect one free drink ticket and one free food ticket. This month's food truck is Angry Pete's Pizza. 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.


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

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