Join us for our workshop designed to help entrepreneurs demystify the legal landscape and fill in the blanks. It is organized in partnership with Blakes, one of Canada’s leading law firms.
This interactive workshop is dedicated to giving you the keys to a successful business, from creation to exit. The lawyers presenting these workshops have extensive experience working with life sciences companies ranging from very early-stage ventures through to multi-national public companies.
Session 1 | Introduction to Legal Basics for Start-ups and Protecting your Intellectual Property
You’ve always been a successful scientist and now you want to become a successful entrepreneur! However, keep in mind that your science plays a key part in your life sciences business. You want to share the secret sauce, but only on your terms. How do you make this happen?
This practical session will give a brief overview of organizing your venture with an eye to the future & how intellectual property (IP) can be used in your life science business:
-How to establish an appropriate foundation for your venture and anticipate future legal issues
-How to address common legal issues for early-stage companies
-Identifying the types of IP relevant to your business
-Protecting and managing IP of your business
-What investors look for in IP due diligence and how to avoid common pitfalls
Session 2 | Venture Financing: What to Expect and Strategies for Success
You’re past the initial stages in establishing your venture and are ready to take it to the next level - raising capital. What should you expect during the course of a pivotal early stage company financing round and what are the strategies for ensuring your objectives are met and your interests are protected?
This session will focus on how to approach a major financing round:
-Common types of deal structures
-Strategies for protecting your interest
-Strategic investors v. venture capital
-Deal terms that are commonly subject to heavy negotiation