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How Relationships Benefit SDEE Members

By Amy Duncan, Goldfish Consulting, Inc.

In marketing, we often talk about transactional vs relational marketing. In simple terms, a business transaction is purely about making the sale; the exchange of money for value—i.e., a product or a service. A business relationship, however, goes beyond the initial transaction when both the buyer and the seller benefit from the success of each other. Through a partnership, the seller goes above and beyond to ensure their products help their customers grow their business and continue as customers. The buyer provides feedback to the seller to help the seller improve their services that benefit the customer. This continuous feedback loop builds relationships and trust that is especially important for small startup companies with limited budgets and resources. 

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Need Help? Office Hours to the Rescue!

By Neil Thompson

Are you a consultant member of SDEE? If so, read on.

If you’re a SDEE member who needs advice on entrepreneur stuff, this is for you, too.

Remember when you were in college and your professors would hold office hours to answer questions? Well, starting fall 2017, SDEE is introducing its own take on it. Office Hours is SDEE members getting their questions answered by SDEE consultant members of all stripes. Product development? Intellectual property? Marketing, perhaps? Office Hours got you covered. 

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Crinetics Awarded $2.5 Million SBIR Grant

Congratulations to Crinetics! Grant will fund the development of Crinetics’ orally-available, nonpeptide somatostatin agonist drug candidate, CRN00808, to treat acromegaly, an excess growth hormone disorder. Check out their press release


Ted Jacobs Talks About the State of San Diego Life Sciences Companies

GlobeSt.com recently sat down with Ted Jacobs, Sr Director at Cushman & Wakefield San Diego, to hear his views on the future of Life Sciences companies here in San Diego. Recent proposals to cut funding for medical research have raised concerns about the future viability of these companies. Check out the interview for Ted's insights into the current health and future outlook of Life Sciences here in our community.


Event Review: Get to Know Your Local Venture Capitalists

On June 8th, 2017, the San Diego Entrepreneur Exchange (SDEE) hosted an event to get to know your venture capitalists (VC) at the Bella Vista Social Club & Cafe and The Roth Auditorium at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. Barney & Barney and Marsh & McLellan Agency sponsored the event. 

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The Entrepreneurs Guide to Navigating BIO Convention

By Amy Duncan, Goldfish Consulting, Inc.

In chatting with my colleagues and clients in the life science community, many are unsure of whether the upcoming BIO meeting is a good fit for entrepreneurs. Scientific founders in the throes of starting a new entity may know their science well, but are left to figure out all the other aspects of running and growing a business on their own. And while BIO offers many sessions on scientific topics, they also cover topics of concern to entrepreneurs - topics SDEE covers in the workshops and events we hold throughout the year. 

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Green Energy Entrepreneurs – Be Prepared to Be Unprepared

May 4, 2017 SDEE How to Create a Green Energy Company: A Guide for Entrepreneurs

By Jared C. Hooks, PhD, Science Communicator

$3.5 billion and $780 million. That’s how much venture capital was being invested in clean tech last year for California and San Diego, respectively (1). So, as a green energy entrepreneur, one might ask, “How can I get my hands on some of that sweet, sweet capital?” With this question in mind, SDEE presented a workshop designed to address the state of green energy, the trials and tribulations of capturing that capital, and where opportunities might lie in the future.

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Food and Drink Guide to the 2017 BIO Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions

By Amy Duncan, Goldfish Consulting, Inc.

The Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions during the 2017 BIO International Convention will be held in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, June 20, 5:00 - 6:30 pm. This is networking at its finest and not to be missed. During this evening event, participating exhibitors make their attempt to hold crowd-gathering and engaging activities in their booths. They also woo BIO attendees to their booths with food, drinks, and giveaways.

Here’s a list of what will be provided – in order of booth number – to help you navigate your way. And don’t forget to bring a lot of business cards! 

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SDEE Workshops – A Great Resource for Entrepreneurs

May 4, 2017 SDEE How to Create a Green Energy Company: A Guide for Entrepreneurs

By B. Jack Pan, Ph.D. Student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

I was fortunate enough to participate in a recent SDEE event -- "How To Create a Green Energy Company." The event began with a lively crowd, productive conversations, and meaningful exchanges. During this networking opportunity, I was able to learn about each attendee's company, as well as to experience the diversity of green energy businesses in our region.

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June 2017 Member News

June 2017 Member News

Member News provides an opportunity for SDEE members to share news and announcements. June Member News features Sustainable Surplus Exchange, CureMatch, Reveal Biosciences, MaxCyte, and Neuropore Therapies. 

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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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