Launching a Start-Up from a University Webinar

Recorded: May 23, 2017

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Ben Noe
BMES Industry Affairs Committee Chair
R&D Project Manager, Medtronic 

Sarah Mayes, PhD
VP of R&D, Alafair Biosciences

Jonathan W. Gunn, JD, PhD
CEO and Co-Founder, Briteseed LLC
BMES Industry Committee Translation Team Member

The webinar covers the basics on creating a business out of a research lab, course, or design competition.  Topics covered include but are not limited to IP tech transfer, writing a business plan, building teams and advisory boards, SBIR/STTR and venture funding, quality systems and management, reimbursement, production scaling, and building a distribution chain and sales force.  Sarah Mayes, VP of R&D at Alafair Biosciences, which spun out of a research lab at UT-Austin, and Jonathan Gunn, CEO of Briteseed, which spun out of a course at Northwestern, discuss real-life examples of the challenges they have encountered and best practices they have implemented when building a business from the ground floor.

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