3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California

SVASE BIG EVENT: Early/Seed Stage Financing for Life Science Companies

Early/Seed Stage Financing for Life Science Companies

Whether it’s new therapies for cancer treatment, better ways to harvest stem cells, or cutting edge neuromodulation technology to develop devices for Parkinsonism, seed-stage funding is still the biggest challenge in the life cycle of the Life Science company.

This panel will examine the current funding landscape for early stage Life Science companies. Is there a shift in licensing of technologies from universities? Are there significant changes in early (seed and series A) venture investment in Life Science technologies compared to last year? Are any public/ private partnership programs emerging to improve the development of research results into novel therapies and devices? What are the metrics Angels look for in their investments today? What technologies & deals are most attractive to Angel investors right now?

Some points of discussion in the round table format will include:
What are the issues for funding early stage Life Science companies?
How do these issues affect the Innovation in the Life Science industry as a whole?
How does the current funding environment affect entrepreneurs?
Where do we see the trend moving in the future?
The Panel:


Moderator: Frank F. Rahmani, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP
WHEN: Thursday, May 22
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Networking and Business Showcase
7:00 - 8:15 pm: Panel discussion and Q/A
8:15 - 8:30 pm: Additional networking

LOCATION: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304


PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres):
Members - $20; Affiliates who advertise this event - $29; General Public - $49;

Business Showcase Exhibit Table – member rate: $149; non-member rate: $500
(Includes exhibit table and two tickets to the event.)

WALK-IN RATES: Add $10.00 to the listed price

Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment on the day.

This event is co-sponsored by Cooley Godward Kronish LLP. Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/1399

Added by svaseinfo on April 24, 2008

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