Please join our second event of February 2017!
Celebrating 26 Years of Educating & Empowering Entrepreneurs:
The Boston Entrepreneurs' Network (Boston ENET)
Boston ENET: Licensing and Technology Transfer for Life Science and Tech Companies
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Are you an inventor or an entrepreneur seeking to license technology from a university or a research establishment?
Are you a technology owner seeking to license technology to existing companies or develop, commercialize, and market your product to create a new startup company?
The speakers will offer both perspectives discussing licensing technology from institutions and research establishments. What are typical and atypical terms? What and how to negotiate? At what stage of development attracts seed investment? How do we assess the commercialization and marketability? What unmet needs are met and how bad is the “pain”, i.e. market size or a unique strategy? How to transition from the lab into viable and profitable products, i.e. “mind-to market” strategy? Typical terms and payment structures the entrepreneur or the investors, i.e. angel, angel groups, or VCs, seek in licensing will be discussed. What are royalties, fees and dividends? What are the license fees and milestones? What is the equity for the licensor? What are terms on sublicensing and royalty stacking?
Our panel will also discuss licensing technology to newly formed startups and early stage companies. They will also discuss licensing terms and offer insights – the dos and don’ts – for entrepreneurs and startup companies to license technology from institutions successfully. In addition, our speakers will also give a perspective as a licensor, discussing how their institutions and research establishments license technology. Other discussion items will involve terms that a small or mid-size high tech company seek as it licenses its technology to generate revenue, acquires technology through cross-licensing, secures sources of supply, maximizes incentives to gain sales and market traction, and the implications of licensing on mergers and acquisitions.
Whether you are or want to be a technology licensor or licensee, there is much to learn from the experience of our speakers.
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Beverages & Pizza
Where: Pivotal Labs, 145 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA
Cost: Boston ENET Members Free, Nonmembers $10
Join The Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (Boston ENET) to celebrate its 26th Anniversary of educating and empowering entrepreneurs during the 2016-2017 program season with a series of programs on entrepreneurship, with event topics crowdsourced from attendees annually. Boston ENET was awarded two IEEE-USA Awards for Professional Leadership in 2015 and Professional Achievement in 2016.