3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California

SVASE BIG EVENT: Life Sciences - The ABCs of Getting Your Startup Off the Ground

Start: 10/16/2008 - 6:00pm
End: 10/16/2008 - 8:30pm

Life Sciences: The ABCs of Getting Your Startup Off the Ground
Starting a Life Science company can be tough. There are plenty of challenges to starting any type of Biomedical company: choosing the right form of entity; developing a IP portfolio, advisors and early-in employees; bootstrapping until your first investors appear, then lasting sources of capital; knowing how much R&D and developing smart strategies for marketing, selling and managing channels.

Come hear a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs and strategists tell you what they learned when starting, running or counseling several Life Science startups. The panel will walk you thru’ the creative steps and calculated risks you may have to consider taking to get your Biomedical startup off the ground especially when the odds are pitched heavily against you. The panel will touch upon how to navigate the regulatory maze, enforce decisions from an indecisive and reluctant FDA. It will address questions such as when VCs talk about "market conditions," what do they mean? And more.

The Panel:
·Strategy Development
·Capital investment
·Legal aspect & Moderator - Frank F. Rahmani, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP

WHEN: Thursday, September 18
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Networking and Business Showcase
7:00 - 8:15 pm: Round table panel discussion and Q/A
8:15 - 8:30 pm: Additional networking

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

WALK-IN RATES: Add $10.00 to the listed price
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: $375
(Includes exhibit table and two tickets to the event.)

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

Speaker Bios
Frank F. Rahmani, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP

Frank F. Rahmani is a partner in the Cooley Godward Kronish Business department. Resident in the Palo Alto office, he has been with the Firm since 1997.

Mr. Rahmani has a general business and corporate law practice with an emphasis in the representation of emerging growth companies, intellectual property transactions, securities transactions, including private and public financing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Rahmani has counseled companies, entrepreneurs and investors in a broad range of matters including start-up formation and spin-off transactions, assistance with obtaining early stage financing, technology acquisition and licensing matters, to later stage financings, strategic and commercial relationships, variety of public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Rahmani counsels companies in a wide range of industries including medical devices and life sciences, software, semiconductor and telecommunication equipment.

Mr. Rahmani received a J.D., from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1997, where he was on the Deans’ List and was a representative to the American Bar Association. He received a business degree from Santa Clara University.

Prior to joining Cooley, Mr. Rahmani was an analyst with Intel Corporation working with the corporate finance and worldwide sales organizations.

Mr. Rahmani is a member of the State Bar of California.

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/1541

Added by svaseinfo on August 29, 2008