2014 SCBIO Startup Boot Camp

  • 11 Sep 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • ICAR Campus, TD Gallery 5 Research Way, Greenville, SC


  • Event Sponsors are allowed a designated number of registrations with Sponsor Discount Code

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Decisions, Dilemmas Disasters
Start right with tips from the pros


Provides the key decision points on the pathway and resources
in the first four critical steps of starting a life science business.

Tom Strange, PhD, Director R&D, St. Jude Medical, Liberty,SC

9 - 9:30am

Registration: Networking 


9:30 -10am

What is it: Idea, Product or Business? David Huizenga, SCTAO

10am – 10:30am

How will you get paid? Regulatory/Reimbursement Pathways – Tom McLean, Norgenix

10:30 – 10:45am

Networking Break

10:45 – 11:05am

The IP Strategy: Think around the box – Jeremy Stipkala, Thrive IP


Personal Experience: Craig Walker, Vidistar – The 8-year nightmare

11:20 -12:10 pm  

Rule 1:  Avoid making early mistakes – Robert Pearce, Smith Moore Leatherwood Law


12 – 1pm 


Bootstrapping – Shawn Regan, CEO, Rhythmlink
By Any Means - Steve Johnson, CEO, Cre aiVasc
Government - Matt Gevaert, CEO, KIYATEC
Fresh Lessons - Riley Csernica/Chelsea Ex-Lubeskie, Tarian Orthotics


Pick your team – Pick your mentor – Tom Finnegan, Director, MUSC - CIE


Personal Experience: Cody Reynolds


Making Sense: The pitch, the pitcher, the catchers – Mike Gara, Commercialization Officer, Clemson CUBEInC

2:15– 2:45pm

Visiting Angels – Matt Dunbar, Executive Director, Upstate Carolinas Angel Network (UCAN)

2:45 -3:15pm

SC Launch –Marty Ettlemyer, Vicde PResident, SC Tech Ventures

  3:30- 4:30pm          Networking/Social

Suite 304, Legacy Square
340 Rocky Slope Road
Greenville, SC 29607

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