Northwestern University

Tue 8:00 AM

Life Sciences Entrepreneur Boot Camp

When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
8:00 AM - 1:45 PM  

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Michelle Daly   212.224.6397

Group: Innovation and New Ventures Office

Category: Academic


Life Sciences Entrepreneur Boot Camp (Sponsored by Nixon Peabody |

Location: Northwestern University, Wiebolt Hall, Room 247, 340 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL


8:00 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. Welcome
Alicia Löffler, INVO, and James Mondschean, Medineers, Inc.

9:15 a.m. The truth about regulatory and clinical approval: Key steps and milestones to regulatory clearance
Vicki Anastasi, ICON plc

9:55 p.m. Demystifying IP: How to obtain, protect and defend medical device IP*
Janet Garetto, Nixon Peabody LLP

10:40 a.m. Break

10:50 a.m. Implications of the Affordable Care Act on Reimbursement
Sue Lapp, Lapp Medical Consulting, and Vicki Anastasi, ICON plc

11:35 a.m. Fundraising in today’s world: Family offices, strategic partnerships and licensing options
Christian Haller, The RavenOye Group

12:15 p.m. New venture formation: Institutional resources, support, and best practices
Nicole Janovick, INVO, Northwestern University (moderator)

1:00 p.m. Why your start-up could fail—and how to prevent it
Christian Haller, The RavenOye Group, and Vicki Anastasi, ICON plc

1:45 p.m. Closing thoughts

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