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      MATTER Workshop: Building Relationships — Scientific & Commercial Founders in Chicago

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      December 7, 2018

      Friday   9:30 AM

      222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza
      Chicago, Illinois 60654

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      MATTER Workshop: Building Relationships — Scientific & Commercial Founders

      MATTER members and partners: use your discount code for 100% off the registration price. If you don't know your code, please email for assistance. ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP Life sciences innovators who are contemplating the formation of a new startup have several decisions to make in terms of the legal structure, management team and use of third-party vendors and CROs. A key relationship, however, is that between the scientific founder and commercial or business lead. Even prior to the formation of a company, both members need to align on the vision of the potential company, the roles and responsibilities that each team member will undertake and negotiation strategies with the parent university. Join this workshop  to learn how to: Engage in effective conversations at the front end of partnerships to properly establish roles and responsibilities Structure equity contracts and business agreements between scientific and business founders that will lead to long-term success Understand incentives and limitations that university faculty must address as part of joining the management team of a startup Can't attend in person? Join us in our virtual classroom. To join this workshop virtually via Webex, select the "Virtual classroom" ticket type at checkout - access instructions will be included in your email receipt. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Steven Kuemmerle, Ph.D., is the Special Advisor on Innovation and Industry Partnerships at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Steve came to RFU from the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, where he served as senior director of industry relations. He joined the University of Chicago in 2013 in a leadership role to manage technology licensing and commercialization. Steve has nearly three decades of healthcare industry experience. As head of venture investments at Abbott Biotech Ventures, Inc., he led the evaluation and execution of equity investments in emerging pharma companies. Before that, Steve served as a director in Abbott’s Global Pharma Licensing Group. Steve first joined Abbott in 1987, where he managed various diagnostic research and development units before moving to the Pharmaceutical Division in 1997. Steve received his PhD in biochemistry from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He serves as an advisor on various healthcare focused boards and is past-chair of the Life Sciences Executive Committee for the Licensing Executive Society. Steve is a licensed airplane pilot, and enjoys hiking and sailing.

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