2020 Concept to Commercialization Virtual Series: Startup Resources: Business & Financial Culture

December 2, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

2020 Concept to Commercialization Virtual Series
Sponsored by:    Business Incubator Association of NYS (BIANYS); 
CenterState CEO; Innovation Law Center - Syracuse University College of Law; MedTech; TDO; SUNY Research Foundation; and CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University

Register in advance for this series: 



The Virtual Series runs September 9 through December 21 - register for any/all of the following sessions using the link noted above.

Startup Resources: Business & Financial Cultures
Wednesday, December 2, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Kurt M. D’Angelo and Sean Richardson, Financial Consultants, Equitable Advisors
Presenters will discuss the stages of startup timeline relative to potential funding and resources to assist in the financial process.

Export Information for Small Businesses
Wednesday, December 9, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Steven King, Director of the Central New York International Business Alliance will provide an overview of exporting for SME’s. This will include examples of export assistance services, services to find you buyers, how to find grants to support exporting and dealing with export regulations.

Issues to Consider Before Fundraising: Financial Housekeeping for Startups
Wednesday, December 16, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
John Pennett, Partner, EisnerAmper
This session will discuss key issues to consider before fundraising, raising the right amount of capital, what VCs look for in an investment opportunity, and being “diligence ready.”

Venture Capital & Corporate Venturing – Finding the Right Fit & Mix
Monday, December 21, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
David J Novak, Esq., Managing Director, General Counsel, United Force Capital LLC and Don Retz, Advisory Board, United Force Capital LLC & Creative Director, Retz Advertising
Part 1: Biotech investments require large capital commitments, extended investment horizons and the right collaborative team to persevere through the multi-phased process. This briefing will provide an overview of the venture capital and corporate strategic investment options. We’ll also explore public funding pathways including the Small Business Innovation Research Programs of the NSF and DoD. Finally, we’ll examine other Biotech accelerators to determine best practices and discuss relevant success stories.
Part 2: An overview of the process leading up to and including “Go-to-Market” execution. We’ll provide a methodology for developing an effective marketing plan, obtaining follow-on investments and clearly explaining and promoting the Biotech company and its product(s). Through best practices and relevant case studies, we’ll discuss the process, results and success stories.

*These presentations qualify for SOCRA or applicable research/regulatory-related Certificate of Attendance towards recertification purposes at 1 hr/1 credit each.
Where speakers have approved to have their session recorded, recording link will be provided to registrants following the session.

 For more information contact:  cnybac@upstate.edu

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