SCHEDULE

This is a tentative schedule.
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Week 1: Thursday, January 10, 2019

  • Introduction & IP Parade
    (Introduce IPs to the participants / Submit choices)

    • At Memphis Bioworks
    • It will start at 5:30 PM. The first 30 min will be for networking. The presentations will start at 6:00 PM.

Week 2: Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Icebreaker:
    • Reveal teams (Form teams and assign IPs)
    • Team social
      • At Memphis Bioworks
      • It will start at 5:30 PM.

Week 3: Thursday, January 24, 2019

  • Seminar 1: Business Model & Customer Discovery Process
    • Location – Crews Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Memphis
    • It will start at 5:30 PM.
    • Presented by Mike Hoffmeyer, Director, Crews Center for Entrepreneurship
      • Michael Hoffmeyer is a veteran entrepreneur, technologist, and electronic payments expert, serving as a founder, board member, and/or C-suite executive in five payments-related startups since 1997. Michael currently serves as the director for the Crews Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Memphis, where he leverages his experience and passion in entrepreneurship to support, teach, advise, and mentor entrepreneurially-minded students and faculty at the University and across the Memphis community.

Week 4: Thursday, January 31, 2019

  • New! Seminar 2: Finances
    • At Memphis Bioworks
    • It will start at 5:30 PM.
    • Speaker: TBD

Week 5: Thursday, February 7, 2019

  • Seminar 3: Regulatory Affairs
    • At Memphis Bioworks
    • It will start at 5:30 PM.
    • We will have two speakers: Kathy Doelling, Senior Compliance and Coding Advisor at Butler Snow, LLP and Dawn N. Norman, MS, Exec. Vice President at MRC/X, LLC.
      • Dawn has spent the last spent 19 years in the medical device industry working with venture capital backed start-ups and larger companies alike. She focuses on regulatory strategy and submissions, quality systems, along with clinical study design and study execution, for products such as, magnetic navigation devices for neurosurgical, neurovascular and cardiac indications, high intensity ultrasound for cardiac ablation, recombinant proteins for bone fusion, dental, orthopedic trauma and imaging technologies.
        Dawn received a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and Chemistry, and a Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Week 6: Thursday, February 12, 2019

  • Seminar 4: IP
    • At Memphis Bioworks
    • It will start at 5:30 PM.
    • Presented by Brian Rogers

Week 7: Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Seminar 5: How to Pitch
    • Location- StartCo
    • It will start at 5:30 PM.
    • Presented by Ryan Ramkhelawan

Week 8: Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • Pitch Practice
    • At Memphis Bioworks
    • It will start at 5:30 PM.

Week 9: Thursday, March 7, 2019

  • Final Pitch
    • At Memphis Bioworks
    • It will start at 5:30 PM.

This is a tentative schedule.

Check back regularly to make sure you have the most up to date information!