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Inside-Out Commercialization Workshops

The Inside-Out Commercialization Workshop is tailored mainly for faculty, postdocs and senior graduate students to help take their ideas from conception to commercialization, the workshops run throughout the academic year.


Accounting 101 for Startups

Monday September 17, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Newell Simon Hall 3305
Presenter: Kevin Israel of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP and Brendan Conley of EG Conley, PC

Presentation slides - Kevin Israel [.pdf]

Presentation slides - Brendan Conley [.pdf]

This seminar provides fundamental and practical advice on setting up a successful accounting system for your startup from day one. Learn about choice-of-entity decisions, pertinent tax filings and tax credits available for startups; also how to prepare for investor due diligence and compare in-house vs. outsourced bookkeeping options. Lunch will be provided, space limited to first 20 registrants. Inside/Out Commercialization Workshops are tailored for faculty, postdocs and senior graduate students to help take their ideas from conception to commercialization.
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What You Need to Know About Intellectual Property

Monday, October 1, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Gates Hillman Center 6501
Presenter: Reed McManigle, CTTEC

Reed McManigle will cover a wide range of topics in this session including IP, inventorship, the patenting process, the university’s IP policy, licensing IP from the university and patent searching. Lunch will be provided, space limited to first 20 registrants. Inside/Out Commercialization Workshops are tailored for faculty, postdocs and senior graduate students to help take their ideas from conception to commercialization.

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THE LEGAL NEEDS OF A STARTUP

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Carnegie Mellon University
Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship
Presenters: Patrick Pohlen, Partner & Global Co-Chair; Emerging Practice Group & Ben Potter, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
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Join us for this special morning focused on legal aspects of commercializing university research and ideas.

9:30-10:30 am

Session 1: Company Formation

10:30-10:45 am

Break

10:45-11:45 am

Session 2: Financing

11:45 am-12:45 pm

Informal Lunch Session


SBIR 101

Monday, October 15, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Newell Simon Hall 3305
Presenter: Paul Petrovich, University of Pittsburgh and Panel of SBIR award recipients 

Presentation slides

Learn about Small Business Innovation Research grants (SBIRs) and hear from successful SBIR grantees, Tonia Simakova, Biohybrid Solutions, Parag Batavia, Neya Systems and Clint Noack, Anactisis first hand about their experiences. Inside/Out Commercialization Workshops are tailored for faculty, postdocs and senior graduate students to help take their ideas from conception to commercialization.

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Legal Roundtable

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Gates Hillman Center 6501
Presenter: David Lehman & Oded Green, K&L Gates
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David and Oded will answer your questions related to entity formation, founders arrangements (including equity allocation and vesting of stock), employees and consultants, intellectual property strategy, finance and raising capital, commercial contracts and other related matters. Lunch will be provided, space limited to first 20 registrants.Inside/Out Commercialization Workshops are tailored for faculty, postdocs and senior graduate students to help take their ideas from conception to commercialization.
Sponsored by 
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