On Wednesday, April 25, from 6-9 pm, Wharton San Francisco will host a join event with QB3 entitled “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Biotech Startup & Walking the Line between the University and the Venture Investor.”
The event will include a panel discussion as well as ample socializing and networking time. The focus will be on the unique challenges and issues that arise when a venture team capitalizes on intellectual property developed originally in the university setting. Panelists will be included from the University perspective, the company perspective, and the venture capital perspective.
Like many readers of the blog, I am fundamentally interested in science because of the possibility of helping people live better lives. However, if the business and intellectual property are not managed correctly, even the greatest scientific discovery in the academic setting may never actually reach the marketplace to shape the way we live.
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