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Bench to Business, A Commercialization Workshop Series: Session 3
Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC
999 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1300
Atlanta, GA 30309
Thursday, July 19, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST
Category: Georgia Bio Events

What is Bench to Business? A practical, hands-on workshop series focused on the challenge of commercializing bioscience technologies

Why Attend? Do you have an interesting life science technology that should become a product? The Bench to Business Workshop Series, presented by the Georgia Bio Commercialization Committee and the Emerging Leaders Network, offers you a pragmatic, interactive, and fun experience to provide you with the insight you need to commercialize your discovery or invention. Apply to attend this exclusive small group roundtable workshop series with interactive discussions with community leaders about issues surrounding idea-stage commercialization.

Summit 2018 Innovation Stage Opportunity: Qualified applicants who have attended 4 out of 5 sessions will receive automatic placement on the 2018 Innovation Stage at the Georgia Bio Innovation Summit on October 9, 2018. The Innovation Stage is where new startups in the community get to present to industry leaders each year. See for 2018 Summit information.

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Featured Speakers:

  • Joe Patti, Ph.D.  President, JP Biotech Advisors
  • Harold Solomon, Principal, Georgia Institute of Technology VentureLab
  • Connor Seabrook, Director, Investments and Venture Acceleration, Georgia Research Alliance

2018 Sessions - (All sessions are 8:00 am – 10:00 am)

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018: Feasibility: Assessing whether a technology is a good business opportunity – the due diligence you must do before investing your own time and resources
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018: There is more than one way to commercialize a technology – types of business models to consider
  • Thursday, July 19, 2018: Crafting a business plan (other considerations like hiring, fundraising, time balance, pitching, etc. – a hands-on session for your business plan
  • Thursday, August 16, 2018: Securing IP: Formulating patent strategy and licensing negotiation
  • Thursday, September 27, 2018: How to fund your startup: Grants, Friends & Family and Angels

Other Details

  • A Continental Breakfast will be served during the workshops.
  • SPONSOR! Service providers welcomed as sponsors: $2,000 for the series or $500 for a program. Contact Stephen MacDonald at [email protected] for details.

Registration Information

  • Open at NO COST to Georgia Bio core industry members, and students, staff and faculty of academic and research member institutions.
  • Attendance is limited. Please register in advance.
  • Login required to register. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact Stephen MacDonald at [email protected].


Due to the limited number of seats available, if you need to cancel your registration, please send all cancellation requests to [email protected] / 404-221-0617 as soon as possible.

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