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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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  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Morrison & Forester LLP in San Diego, CA

    Entrepreneur Boot Camp

    Entrepreneur Boot Camp

    Sponsored by:

    Whether you are considering a start-up or want to grow your existing company, SDEE’s Boot Camp provides a complete tool kit for successfully achieving the next critical step.

    Monthly educational sessions feature a panel of experts who will focus on a selection of core topics. These meetings are paired with monthly mentoring sessions to provide small groups with the perfect opportunity for peer-to-peer discussions to 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 that you will or are now working through.

    Educational Sessions:

    • 6 core sessions
    • 1 optional session
    • 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 based on geography and/or entrepreneur area of focus. Small group sizes help with team cohesion and ensure adequate focus on the unique situation of each member. The monthly mentoring sessions will be scheduled separately from the education sessions and will be led by an experienced facilitator to provide advice and additional resources.

    Session Dates & Topics:

    Thursday, September 12, 2019: Optional introductory overview for participants making their debut as an entrepreneur. Participants will prepare a 3 slide pitch deck to share
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019: Getting Started (business basics, entity formation, common pitfalls)
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019: Operations/building a team/selecting outsourcing & vendor partners
    December 2019: No session
    Tuesday, January 7, 2020: Budgeting, fundraising, and client acquisition
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020: IP and Licensing
    Tuesday, March 10, 2020: Exit strategy
    Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Pitches

    Education Sessions:

    Morrison & Forester LLP         
    12531 High Bluff Drive              
    San Diego, CA 92130

    5:00 – 6:00 PM: Registration & Networking (food will be provided)
    6:00 – 7:00 PM: Program/Q & A
    7:00 – 7:30 PM: Networking

    Mentoring Sessions: Time and location will be determined by the group, but should be scheduled within about two weeks following each education session.

    Cost for entire series only $70 - Open to SDEE members only.

    Get your SDEE Membership here: https://www.sdentrepreneurs.org/join_sdee

    Apply for the boot camp by August 30 as enrollment is limited to 30.

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 13 rsvps
    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.  Members - stop by the SDEE table on your way in and pick up one free beer ticket and one free pizza ticket. (You must be a member to receive the free tickets). This month's Happy Hour is sponsored by American Laboratory Trading.

    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, October 01, 2019 at 05:00 PM

    Bootcamp

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    TBD

    Founders Tales

    Come and hear local San Diego Biotech leaders speak about their experiences with starting companies, building teams, raising money, and developing their businesses

    Sponsored by:

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    Stay tuned for details

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    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.

    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.

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    BDO in San Diego, CA

    Strategies for Protecting Life Science Inventions

    Wagenknecht Law Group logoBDO logo

    Please join us for a lunch and learn to have an informal discussion about how to best strategize to protect your life science inventions and minimize costs. Please come prepared to ask questions and share you own experiences.

    Agenda

    • Protecting DNA & Protein Sequences
    • Approaches for expanding patent scope to cover protein fragments & variants
    • Steps for protecting diagnostic tests
    • Considerations when pursuing medical treatments internationally
    • Factors in support of keeping your platform technology as trade secret

    About our Speakers:

    Ray Wagenknecht s 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. 

    This is a complimentary event! 

    RSVP by October 16th to: “Andy” Kotner Andy@WagenIPLaw.com

    *** Please indicate food preference for Sandwich Choice: – Chicken, Beef, or Vegetarian

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 05:00 PM

    Bootcamp

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    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.

    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, January 07, 2020 at 05:00 PM

    Bootcamp

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 05:00 PM

    Bootcamp


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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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