Events

Apr
22
Wed
CONNECT FrameWorks: Beginning With the End in Mind: Top 10 Mistakes You’re Likely Making Now That Could Blow Up Your Exit @ CONNECT
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
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CONNECT FrameWorks Workshops present

Beginning With the End in Mind: Top 10 Mistakes You’re Likely Making Now That Could Blow Up Your Exit      

In partnership with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

 Program Overview:

We all know entrepreneurs operate on that thin line between getting done what needs to be done and controlling costs.  And sometimes, controlling costs means letting the legal “niceties” slip.  But some legal issues, if left unaddressed, can significantly reduce an entrepreneur’s likelihood of being able to close an acquisition, even if the business is otherwise doing well.  In his presentation, Mr. Johnson covers the top ten things that, in his experience, entrepreneurs routinely do (or ignore) that can significantly increase the risk of blocking their exit.

What you will learn:

  • What diligence items acquirors care most about;
  • The relative gravity of certain different types of legal risks;
  • Current landscape of the M&A market; and
  • Where to best spend your limited legal dollars.

Who should attend: 

Anyone preparing to engage in a potential merger, sale or acquisition, and in particular from the sales side.  Buyers will also learn what other buyers find important in terms of diligence and acceptable levels of legal risk.

About the Presenter:

Paul Johnson, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Paul is Co-chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Joint Ventures practice group. His practice focuses on buy and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, securities offerings and compliance, startup companies and general business counseling.

Paul has counseled some of San Diego’s most successful technology companies, including Illumina, QUALCOMM and Life Technologies, in acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, SEC compliance and general corporate governance. He has also guided a number of smaller companies through important events in their life-cycle, including formation, venture capital and angel financings and sell-side mergers and acquisitions. Paul has also sold clients to strategic and private equity investors including Google, Motorola, National Semiconductor, Novell, SAIC, Technicolor, Texas Instruments, Titan, HealthStream and other household names. Paul also regularly represents venture capitalists and private equity firms in connection with their investments.

Date: Wednesday April 22, 2015

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location:  CONNECT
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite A-124
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Note: A light breakfast will be provided for participants

Contact: Jackie Leard

Email: jleard@connect.org
Phone: 858-964-1335

Fees:

CONNECT Member FREE
General Public $20
At the Door $45. (subject to availability)
*Registration will close on or before April 21

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May
6
Wed
CONNECT FrameWorks: Licensing Fundamentals for the Business Executive @ CONNECT
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
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CONNECT FrameWorks Workshops present

Licensing Fundamentals for the Business Executive

In partnership with Jones Day

Program Overview:

What is a license? What are the most commonly negotiated provisions by the business team? How do you prepare to negotiate a licensing agreement? What are the pitfalls to watch out for? What questions do you as licensor or licensee need to ask to ensure that your needs are met? This half-day workshop will present the fundamental concepts of licensing and explain how these concepts are reflected in a contract, such as provisions regarding IP rights, royalties, exclusivity and technology transfer. To further demonstrate the points, the workshop will use example clauses specific to pharmaceuticals, biotech and software, but the concepts will be universally applicable to all industries and subject matter.

What you will learn:

  • The role of licensing within different types of commercial transactions
  • The types of rights that can be licensed
  • Common methods of calculating and paying royalties, with publicly available industry examples of actual amounts paid
  • Common pitfalls to avoid in licensing
  • Hotly negotiated licensing provisions and the licensor’s and licensee’s view of each
  • Where and what information to seek when conducting diligence

Who should attend:

Founders, CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Business Development Professionals, Inventors and IP Managers who are seeking fundamental knowledge about licensing, as well as scientists and technology experts considering a start-up business in need of licensing.   There will be ample time for networking and Q&A provided.  Please, no competing law firms.

About the Presenter:  

Tom Briggs‘ focuses on representing clients in commercial transactions where intellectual property, technology, information, and knowledge are a substantial component or reason for the deal.  He has particular experience with licenses, joint development, strategic alliances, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and settlement agreements.

 Tom is co-leader of the Licensing & Technology Transactions team within Jones Day’s IP Practice and resident in the Jones Day’s San Diego office on El Camino Real in Carmel Valley.

Date: Wednesday May 6, 2015

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location:  CONNECT
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite A-124
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Note: A light breakfast will be provided for participants

Contact: Jackie Leard

Email: jleard@connect.org
Phone: 858-964-1335

Fees:

CONNECT Member FREE
General Public $20
At the Door $45. (subject to availability)
*Registration will close on or before May 5

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May
7
Thu
The CONNECT Operations Roundtable Presents: Lean Cellular Design @ CareFusion, a BD company
May 7 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am

 

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The CONNECT Operations Roundtable Presents:
Lean Cellular Design

Cellular Manufacturing is frequently chosen over traditional batch and queue or traditional departmental style production in today’s modern plants and service businesses. The primary reason is faster lead times, much lower production costs, improved quality, and reduced space requirements. Companies who have traditionally produced in batches are finding substantial gains by moving to cellular, flow-based production. The methods covered in this design presentation are those used by Toyota and other lean companies.

Who should attend?
If you are in the midst of creating cellular production, this workshop is for you.

Key takeaways:

-  Benefits of Cellular Flow vs. Batch Production

-  How cells work and when they make sense to implement

-  Key elements for cellular design, operator movement, man-machine interface, etc.

-  Multiple examples of batch to cell conversions and their commensurate results

The workshop will be followed by a tour of the cellular lines at CareFusion’s Sorrento Mesa operations.

 

Jerry M. Wright, P.E. President/CEO
LEANwRIGHT, Inc.
About the Speaker

Jerry M. Wright, P.E. is the President/CEO of LEANwRIGHT, Inc. and is the lead instructor at UCSD’s Lean Enterprise Certificate program. In addition to these roles, Jerry is the PPI Way Coach at an industrial transformer manufacturer, Power Partners and the current Chairman of the Board for AME, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence. Jerry has personally designed more than 40 cells for production in manufacturing and in the office environment. Jerry was one of the instrumental change leaders who helped convert local company dj Orthopedics (now called DJO Global) from its traditional batch production to cellular flow. By 2013, DJO Global had more than 150 production cells across its worldwide footprint.

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Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015                                   

Time: 7:30am-9:30am, light continental breakfast starting at 7:00am

Venue:
Hosted by CareFusion, a BD company
6055 Lusk Blvd, Tech Center- Building C, San Diego, CA 92121
**NOTE: Enter from Lusk Blvd at the Holiday Inn Express Driveway**

Cost:
$40 General Admission
Complimentary admission for CONNECT members provided by CMTC

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SPONSORED BY CMTC
CMTC’s Mission: To create solutions for manufacturing growth and profitability. CMTC is a private, mission-based non-profit Corporation, affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). Our affiliation assures performance standards that translate into customer service with consistent high benefits and satisfaction.
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For more information contact Cindy McHugh, Director of Programs | (858) 964-1341 or cmchugh@connect.org

 

May
20
Wed
Connect with CONNECT: Life Science Innovation @ JLABS
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Connect with CONNECT-Spring

Discover the latest life science trends at our special May 20th spring edition of Connect with CONNECT; Life Science Innovation! Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and palatable pours while traveling through our showcase zone as more than 30 startup, mid-sized, and large-sized companies from the San Diego region introduce you to their latest life science products and discoveries. Perfect for professionals of any level; join us to learn about life science breakthroughs happening right here in San Diego, expand your network, and experience the unique serendipitous interactions that only happen at Connect with CONNECT!

Date: May 20, 2015

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm

Location:
JLABS
3210 Merryfield Row
San Diego, CA 92121
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Cost:
Members: $45
General Public: $60
At the Door: $75

Lead Sponsor:

Print

Lead Partner:

Panache

Supporting Partners:

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 Program Contact:
Jackie Leard, Program Manager
(858) 964-1335
jleard@connect.org

Jun
10
Wed
Rock Stars of Innovation @ Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
Jun 10 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

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SAVE THE DATE – June 10, 2015

 

Rock Stars of Innovation Summit is an annual, day-long gathering which showcases cutting-edge discoveries and ground-breaking innovations originating from San Diego’s acclaimed research institutions, eminent corporations and leading start-ups.

Now in its 7th year, the Summit serves as a forum that brings together forward-thinking leaders and science/technology-minded individuals interested in hearing about the latest breakthroughs in research and the next wave of disruptive technologies. Featuring a mix of keynotes, panel discussions and informal conversations, Rock Stars of Innovation is designed with ample opportunities for networking in a relaxing and welcoming setting. The format is tailored to foster early conversations among researchers, innovators, strategic partners, and capital providers to share ideas and develop potential partnerships.

 

DATE:

June 10, 2015

TIME:

Program:                     8:00am – 4:30pm (registration begins at 7:30am)
Sunset Reception:      4:30pm – 6:30pm

VENUE:

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037