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Get to Know SDEE Consultants - Noushin Dunkelman

An Interview with Noushin Dunkelman on Organizational Consulting

Noushin Dunkelman is an active member of the SDEE Consultants Committee. The committee, started in 2017, was formed to help the biotech community access information and consultants who may be beneficial for their companies. They hold quarterly events to share technical and organizational knowledge. They provide access to specialists through consultant office hours. In addition, the committee organizes workshops to help consultants grow and learn from one another. There are 70 members, and their areas of expertise include corporate business development, clinical development, drug discovery, regulatory, marketing, organizational development, legal matters including contracts and patents, pharmacology, project management, and website design.

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Get to Know SDEE Consultants - Bernie Greenspan

An Interview with Bernie Greenspan on IP Management 

Bernie Greenspan joined SDEE in 2017 and is a member of the SDEE Consultants Committee. He likes to attend the monthly networking happy hours and other special programs. He is a professional consultant as well as an instructor at UCSD Extension and Rady School of Management. We sat down to learn more about his consulting company and how he helps life science and medical device companies.

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San Diego Angel Conference

Calling all high-growth start-ups! SDEE is proud to partner with The Brink SBDC to launch the San Diego Angel Conference being held on March 15, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm at the University of San Diego. Compete to win up to $200K of angel investment.

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September 2018 Member News

Member News provides an opportunity for SDEE members to share news and announcements. This month's Member News features:

  • Sandhill Crane Diagnostics (Syliva Norman)
  • Lysulin (John Burd)
  • ProBack Office (Jennifer Barnes)
  • Abreos Bioscience
  • Jaan Biotherapeutics (Bhawanjit Brar)
  • Wagenknecht IP Law Group
  • United BioChannels (Jeff Whitmore)
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Thank you to HBA and BDO for a Great Networking Event

On Thursday, August 23, 2018, San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) partnered to organize a fun happy hour sponsored by BDO United States, an accounting firm with offices throughout the world.

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5th Annual Hera Venture Summit

Hera Venture Summit

We're excited to be partnering with Hera Labs and Hera Hub to promote the 5th Annual Hera Venture Summit on September 15, 2018. This intensive one-day event aimed at building bridges between female FOUNDERS and female FUNDERS, will include keynote presentations by industry leaders, panel discussions, interactive investor table, and hands-on breakout sessions focused on equipping women the basics of angel investing and female entrepreneurs the tools to access capital. Check out the schedule of entrepreneurs and investors participating as speakers and panelists.

When: Saturday, September 15th 9am-7pm
Where: University of San Diego
Who: Angel investors, entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in learning more about investing in women-owned companies
Register today: and use promo code SDEE40 to receive $40 off!

Lung Cancer Innovation QuickFire Challenge

JLABS is accepting applications to the Lung Cancer Innovation QuickFire Challenge, which will award up to $750K in non-dilutive grant funding and provides an opportunity to join the JLABS global community. Innovators from across the globe are invited to submit game-changing, outside-the-box solutions addressing the prevention, interception and cure for Lung Cancer.  Need more details? You can find them here.
Solutions will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers and judges on their ability to meet the following criteria:
  • Potential impact
  • Uniqueness of solution & level of competition in current market
  • Quality & feasibility of technology
  • Team credibility & capabilities
  • Plans for utilizing JLABS @ Shanghai
  • Idea submission outlines interest in the innovation ecosystem in Shanghai
The application deadline is September 14th. Should you have any questions, please contact my colleague, Tina McGrath at 

The Art of Effective Negotiation

By Amy Duncan, Goldfish Consulting

Is it the offeror or the recipient that holds the power in a negotiation? Whether you are negotiating a founders’ agreement or an investor term sheet, moving beyond a power struggle to balancing concerns may be more beneficial for both parties. That’s what we learned from David Johnson, JD, JSM, Lecturer at Stanford Law School, who led the workshop “The Art of Effective Negotiation” co-hosted by San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) and JLABS San Diego on July 12, 2018, for a crowd of nearly 100 people.

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ALT Announces Platinum Sponsorship of SDEE

American Laboratory Trading Announces Sponsorship of San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange 

Two-year agreement helps support San Diego life science entrepreneur and academic community with premium refurbished lab equipment and surplus strategy services

SAN DIEGO, CA, July 17, 2018 -- American Laboratory Trading (ALT), announced today that it has become a platinum sponsor of San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) for the next two years. Through this new partnership, SDEE members will receive exclusive discounts and offers, plus tailored and local surplus strategy services

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How AI Will Change Funding Opportunities for Biotech Entrepreneurs

On June 21, 2018, LaunchBio hosted an event focused on artificial intelligence (AI) at Genesis in Campus Point. Panelists were Dr. Khai Minh Pham, founder of ThinkingNode; Thomas Kluz, Head of Healthcare Investing at Qualcomm Ventures and General Partner of dRx Capital; Navid Alipour, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Analytics Ventures; Casey Laris, CTO of Reveal Biosciences. The session was moderated by Margot Wohl, a graduate student in neuroscience at UCSD and KPBS Podcast producer.

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