Launch your business.
Grow your network.
Discover alternative career-paths.
The SBN and the Discovery Foundation have organized a free workshops series featuring the fundamentals of starting and building a new venture in the life sciences. Aimed primarily at budding entrepreneurs, life sciences researchers and those looking to explore alternative career paths, the workshops build awareness of the current Canadian entrepreneurial landscape and resources available to those looking to start their own business.
Upon its completion, participants should be able to recognize the fundamental features of the entrepreneurial mindset, and be armed with the confidence to pursue opportunities either as own ventures or part of a bigger corporation.
What’s in it for me?
- Provide a basic understanding needed to start and grow a business
- Provide networking opportunities with like-minded peers in the life sciences community
- Excellent mentorship opportunities with course instructors
- An opportunity to develop your business planning skills
The course is free of charge and attendance is recorded at the beginning of each lecture. SBN members get priority into the venture ready program! You can purchase membership here. Attendance at all four workshops is required to obtain a Venture Ready certificate of completion and access to an informational interview with a SBN mentor coordinated by the director of mentorship.
TIME AND LOCATION
Date: Oct 20 to Nov 10, 2016 (every Thursday evening)
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Dorothy Lam Boardroom, BC Cancer Research Centre
Workshop will cover the basics of creating a successful investor pitch.
Speaker: Natalie Dakers, President and CEO of Accel-RX Health Science Accelerator
Increase your financial management skills through planning and analysis.
Speaker: Andrew Booth, CFO of STEMCELL Technologies Inc.
Understand the process of creating, managing, leading and/or expanding your team.
Speaker: Peter Payne, President & CEO Health Tech Innovation Foundation, Co-Associate Director for Venture Connection and Adjunct Professor at Beedie School of Business (SFU)
Contracts & Legal Affairs
Understand the basics of legal and tax considerations. Will also cover IP protection.
Speaker: Cynthia Shippam-Brett, Industrial Technical Advisor for National Research Council Canada and Adjunct Professor at Beedie School of Business (SFU)
* Please note that this session will take place on a Wednesday and not a Thursday!
Schedule may be subject to minor changes.
Applications for Venture Ready have closed.
Successful applicants will be contacted via email by October 17th, 2016.
Note – Attendance at all four workshops is required to obtain a Venture Ready certificate of completion and access to an informational interview with a SBN mentor coordinated by the director of mentorship.