Next-Level Life SciencesName: Next-Level Life SciencesDate: July 19, 2017Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 AM MDTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:
fund & grow your Life Sciences company
Finding resources to fund and grow your life sciences company can be one of your greatest challenges. This half-day workshop connects life sciences start ups with experts to help you get to the next level.
accessing state resources & funding available for R&D and start-up companiesPresenters: Brian Somers, USTAR and Clark Calhoon, GOED
Tax credits and incentives for life science start-ups and small businessesPresenter: Shawn Marchant, SMARTAX Pro
What Every Entrepreneur Should Know about Forming and Growing a Life SciencesPresenter: Mark Bonham, Sam Gardiner and Scott Young, Stoel Rives LLP
sharpen your companies message to investors, partners, media and patientsPresenter: Jessica Yingling, Ph.D., Little Dog Communications
Brian Somers, USTARBrian joined USTAR as managing director in May 2017. Brian came to USTAR from the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts (DHA), where he served as the deputy director. At DHA, he oversaw management, operations, policy, and legislative issues for the department and its six divisions.
Clark Cahoon, Governor's Office of Economic DevelopmentClark manages the Technology Commercialization & Innovation Program (TCIP) at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. There he oversees the competitive grant process which awards teams who have developed new and innovative technologies throughout the state to commercialize and go to market.
Shawn Marchant, SMARTAX ProShawn has been advises clients regarding federal and state tax credits and incentives, primarily in the areas of research credits, domestic production activities deduction, and lobbying expense analysis. His experience ranges from initial scoping through project implementation, project management, and audit support.
Mark Bonham, Stoel Rives LLPMark serves as an Of Counsel attorney in the Salt Lake City office, focusing his practice on providing corporate legal counsel to technology, life sciences, software, internet-based, electronics, venture capital, and investment banking companies and emerging businesses.
Sam Gardiner, Stoel Rives LLPFor nearly 20 years, Sam has been a trusted advisor to his clients in a full range of transactional matters. His M&A experience includes counseling buyers or sellers in financial or strategic transactions involving private or public companies in a wide variety of industries.
Scott Young, Stoel Rives LLPScott is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Technology & Intellectual Property groups. His practice focuses on the development and commercialization of technology and on the marketing and distribution of products and services.
Jessica Yingling, Little Dog CommunicationsJessica founded Little Dog Communications in 2011 to help life science companies tell their stories to all their relevant audiences, including investors, partners, media, and patients. Little Dog clients represent the full range of biotechnology companies.