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Biotech funding: the people view 

Join us in this unique business development workshop series co-organized by the Swiss Biotech and BaseLaunch. Leading industry experts will cover a wide range of topics relevant for emerging biotech’s.

Program: A critical success factor in any life sciences investment is the management team. The sourcing, development and retention of experienced talent
has a direct impact on technology development and investor returns. This workshop will address both the ideal skills required by early-stage biotech’s and the corresponding timing of talent acquisition as well as the key challenges especially around series A financing, with a focus on investor expectations regarding the management team.

Workshop leader: Francois Martin, Francois C. Martin LLC
 
We welcome founders, entrepreneurs, business & corporate development professionals as well as other participants with an entrepreneurial spirit to join the workshops.
The workshops are free of charge, yet registration, along with a potential short project description, is mandatory. Priority will be given to people with tangible projects in mind.
 

Register here
October 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Gewerbestrasse 24, Allschwil, Switzerland


Partnering transactions: from term sheet to due diligence

Join us in this unique business development workshop series co-organized by BaseLaunch and Basel Area. Leading industry experts will cover a wide range of topics relevant for emerging biotechs.

Program

When: 07.11.2019, 15:00 – 18:30
Where: Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area, Room Vision, Gewerbestrasse 24, 4123 Allschwil

Workshop leader: Matthias Staehelin and Christian Wyss, Vischer

The workshop illustrates the mechanics of term sheets for partnering transactions and explains how they are different from term sheets for equity financings. How does the timing of your research collaboration affect your next financing round and vice versa? What are the different forms of exclusivity and how do they affect your company going forward? You get the tools to navigate the thin line between enticing potential partners and giving access to your technology under value. The workshop further provides hands-on advice on how to prepare for due diligence and how to meet expectations of industry partners and investors without losing sight of negotiation strategy, intellectual property issues or confidentiality and privacy concerns.

Registration
The workshops are free of charge, yet registration, along with a potential short project description, is mandatory. Priority will be given to people with tangible projects in mind.
Please register here.


Upcoming Workshops

21.11.2019 Taxation of founders, employees, advisors and investors      
Workshop leader: Nadia Tarolli, Vischer

28.11.2019 Negotiation   
Workshop leader: R. Groeneveld, Groeneveld & Partner

05.12.2019 Raising money from family and friends   
Workshop leader: Matthias Staehelin, Vischer

 The workshops are free of charge but registration, along with a potential short project description, is necessary. Priority is given to people with tangible projects in mind.

 

Swiss HLG and Biopôle are excited to present the Swiss HLG’s start-up workshops collaboration on the 11.06.2019 at 2.45 pm.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MARRIAGE; MANAGING COMPLEX ALLIANCES

Think….

  • What expectations do you have, as a startup, of how alliances will change the fate of your company?
  • What experience have you gained regarding alliances; did they fulfill the partners’ business interest?
  • Will you let yourself gain clarity about the difference between an “alliance” and a “deal”?

WORKSHOP GOALS:

Develop an understanding of how your partners may approach implementation post-signing. Plan your Business Development strategy, consider resource needs and develop a mindset towards “implementation matters”. Challenge yourself to generate an improved implementation of collaborative, license-based alliances. Engage in a case study to develop a deeper understanding of licensing collaborations.

PROGRAMME

  • 14:45 Arrival and registration
  • 15:00 Welcome of Swiss HLG and Biopôle SA
  • 15:15 Why alliances are challenging; introducing some tools
  • 16:30 Case Study: A painful Alliance
  • 18:15 Summary: Managing Complex Alliances
  • 18:30 Networking drinks

ANTHONY HÖRNING

Anthony Hörning is the Founder of Strategic Transactions Advisory AG, in Basel, Switzerland, and a Senior Advisor to Vantage Partners, Boston, USA. He is a pharmaceutical industry coach and collaborations bridge-builder with cultural and language versatility. His work with clients encompasses advising both licensors and licensees on all aspects of strategy, negotiation and alliance management.

As a leading member of Novartis Business Development & Licensing function, he was in charge of the preparation, launch and ongoing implementation, as well as of all renegotiations, of the company’s global alliances and created a widely recognized alliance skills training program. He is a trainer and speaker at international Licensing and Alliance Management conferences, and served for many years as a member of the board of the “Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals”.

Seats are limited*; first come first served!

*Members and academic neighbours of Biopôle shall have first priority. Biopôle SA reserves the right to hold registrations of external guests.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swiss-hlg-workshop-what-happens-after-marriage-managing-complex-alliances-registration-59884562338 

Swiss HLG and Biopôle are excited to present the Swiss HLG’s start-up workshops collaboration.

 

REGISTER HERE!

“FROM TERM SHEET TO DUE DILIGENCE” WITH CHRISTIAN WYSS

The workshop will explain the mechanics of term sheets for partnering transactions and explain how they are different from term sheets for equity financings. How does the timing of your research collaboration affect your next financing round and vice versa? What are the different forms of exclusivity and how do they affect your company going forward? You will get the tools needed to navigate on the thin line enticing potential partners and giving access to your technology undervalue. The workshop will further give hands-on advice how to prepare for due diligence and how to meet expectations of industry partners and investors without losing sight of negotiation strategy, intellectual property issues, confidentiality, and privacy concerns.

Christian Wyss
Christian Wyss specializes in drafting and negotiating contracts for clients from the Life Sciences and Information Technology industries. Christian has extensive experience with technology transfer and license agreements, research, development or marketing co-operations, clinical trial agreements, contract manufacturing agreements and distribution agreements. He regularly works with clients in financing rounds, acquisitions, or joint ventures and assists with intellectual property related issues in M&A transactions. Christian also advises on implementing compliance with the Swiss data protection laws.  >> Read the full biography

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM 

Venue: CLE, Auditorium B301, Chemin des Boveresses 155, 1066 Epalinges

Cost: Free, registration compulsory

 

Join us in this unique life sciences business development workshop series co-organized by Swiss HLG and BaseLaunch.

Hear from leading industry experts, as they cover a wide range of topics relevant for emerging biotechs.

Additional workshops cover essential legal and IP aspects of starting a healthcare venture. These topics are co-organized with Vossius & Partner, Vischer and Kellerhals Carrard.

The target audience is founders, entrepreneurs, business & corporate development professionals, and others with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Program

Most workshops will run from 3:00 – 6.30 pm in the Swiss Innovation Park, Gewerbestrasse 24, Allschwil.

19.09.2018 How to structure your team from a legal perspective
Workshop leader: Christian Wyss, Law firm VISCHER

27.09.2018 IP portfolio generation and its valuation as asset by investors
Workshop leader: Philipp Marchand, Law firm Vossius & Partner

11.10.2018 Partnering Transactions: From Term Sheet to Due Diligence
Workshop leader: Christian Wyss, Law firm VISCHER

18.10.2018 What start-ups need to know about taxes
Workshop leader: Nicholas Mosimann, Law firm Kellerhals Carrard
 

25.10.2018 Raising money from family and friends
Workshop leader: Matthias Staehelin, Law firm VISCHER

31.10.2018 Alliance Management
Workshop leader: Anthony Hörning, Strategic Transactions Advisory AG

07.11.2018 Protecting your IP in collaborations
Workshop leader: Bernd Hauck, Law firm Kellerhals Carrard

15.11.2018 In-Licensing from Technology Transfer Offices
Workshop leader: Alexandra Carrel, Law firm Cabinet Carrel

17.01.2019 Sell the story!
Workshop leader: Thomas Staffelbach, ts-communication

31.01.2019 Negotiation
Workshop Leader: R. Groeneveld, Groeneveld & Partner


Early 2019 Valuation from a start-up perspective
Workshop leader: Marie Petit, Villiger Valuation

 

The workshops are free of charge but registration, along with a potential short project description, is necessary. Priority is given to people with tangible projects in mind.

Please register here.

 

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