• Next-Level Life Sciences

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    Name: Next-Level Life Sciences
    Date: July 19, 2017
    Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 AM MDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event 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 companies

    Presenters: Brian Somers, USTAR and Clark Calhoon, GOED


    Tax credits and incentives for life science start-ups and small businesses

    Presenter: Shawn Marchant, SMARTAX Pro


    What Every Entrepreneur Should Know about Forming and Growing a Life Science Company

    Presenter: Mark Bonham, Sam Gardiner and Scott Young, Stoel Rives LLP


    sharpen your company's message to investors, partners, media and patients

    Presenter: Jessica Yingling, Ph.D., Little Dog Communications


    Presenters Bios

    Brian Somers, USTAR

    Brian 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 Development

    Clark 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 Pro

    Shawn 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 LLP

    Mark 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 LLP

    For 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 LLP

    Scott 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 Communications

    Jessica 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.





    Durham Jones and Pinegar, P.C.
    111 S Main Street, Suite 2400
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Date/Time Information:
    July 19, from 8:30-noon
    $15 for members / $25 non-members / $10 for students
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