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January 2020

Talk Tech: Startup Financing and Tax Implications

January 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar 1 - Wednesday, January 29th @ 12PM Startup Financing and Tax Implications Speaker: Courtney Brown, Windes / Mohammed Elayan, Rutan & Tucker Legal issues regarding seed and venture financing Tax considerations for start-up companies with a focus on small business stock advantages and R&D tax credits

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February 2020

Talk Tech: Late-Stage Startup Financing

February 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar 2 - Wednesday, February 5th @ 12PM Late-Stage Startup Financing Speaker: Bardia Moayedi, Troutman Sanders Please join Bardia for a deep dive into the legal and business terms negotiated in Series A financings including the implications on Series B and future fundraising rounds.

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Talk Tech: M&A Basics for Tech Startups

February 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar 3 - Wednesday, February 12th @ 12PM M&A Basics for Tech Startups Speaker: Serge Jonnaert, Corum Group CEOs of technology startups with an M&A process somewhere in their future should listen to this webcast. If you’ve never been through the process yourself, what you don’t know can hurt you. Join Corum's VP of Technology M&A, Serge Jonnaert, as he walks you through planning with the end in mind, the latest technology trends driving deals and high valuations, who will…

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Talk Tech: Stretch Your Funding Dollar

February 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar 4 - Wednesday, February 19th @ 12PM Speaker: John Driscoll, Naked Dev Stretch Your Funding Dollar Outsourcing instead of hiring employees which can be more costly and time-consuming if you have to ramp up quickly

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April 2020

Founder Talks hosted by Scott Brovsky & Special Guests

April 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

I’ve been through two big downturns as a serial entrepreneur - the 2000 Dot-com crash and the financial crisis of 2008. Building a startup is tough enough - let’s talk, vent and support each other. We won’t record these Zoom video calls so you can ask questions freely. We will limit the invite list to founders and if we want to add others for different perspectives we can in the future.

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SBDC Virtual Demo Day

April 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Tune in to our live Virtual Demo Day to experience demos from the most innovative tech companies in Southern California. Virtual Demo Day is the best way to discover innovation without leaving the comfort of your home office. This event is focused on high-growth technology innovation and investment. There will be 9 companies presenting their innovative technology solutions. Participants will leave the demo day with actionable takeaways they can directly apply to their business to increase efficiency, performance, scalability, and…

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May 2020

COVID-Specific Federal Funding Series: NIH

May 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The National Institutes of Health has released a number of new Funding Opportunity Announcements related to COVID-19, including the $500M RADx, which are aimed at basic, applied, and translational research activities. Join SBDC Consultants Richard Creager and Molly Schmid to learn more about these grants and contracts and how to get started. There will be plenty of time for Q&A to answer your specific questions about the NSF Coronavirus solicitations, and how to get started in applying.

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Pitch Prep 101

May 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SBDC @ UCI Beall Applied Innovation consultants Bill Waldo and Doug Tobe will share key tips that have helped clients raise millions in capital for their businesses. You will learn what seasoned investors want to hear from entrepreneurs and how to shorten your time through the funding maze. Dramatically increase your chances of getting funding by avoiding the minefield of common mistakes that entrepreneurs make when presenting to angel investors.

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EPIC SBDC presents: Finance Fridays hosted by Ear

May 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - May 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

We are pleased to have our partners at Early Growth Financial lend their CFO expertise to this series. Some of the Fridays we will have a presentation followed by a Q&A while other Fridays will be AMA format from 12-1PM PST. Startups then have the opportunity to book 30-minute one-on-one slots with the CFO expert from Early Growth from 1-3PM PST. The events will be moderated by Scott Brovsky of UCR’s EPIC SBDC.

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COVID-Specific Federal Funding Series: NSF

May 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The National Science Foundation is investing in non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge. In addition to the standard mechanisms, specific COVID-19-specific solicitations are open calling from proposals from academic, other non-profit, and for-profit organizations. Join SBDC Consultants Molly Schmid and Laura…

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Selling into Healthcare in the Post-COVID-19 Environment

May 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Healthcare as an industry is being radically changed by COVID-19. Healthcare startups and companies will be selling into a different industry post COVID. Join us for a panel discussion with providers and CEOs of healthcare companies to learn about what “value” will mean for post COVID providers, what new priorities will be driving their budgets, what new trends are emerging, and what opportunities and barriers will emerge for those trying to bring their healthcare innovations to market. Guest Speakers (Panelists):…

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SBIR Talks

May 20, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Growing Your Business By The Numbers Series: Operational Accounting & Finance Strategies to Keep Your Business Safe

May 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - June 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

05/21/20 – Growing Your Business by the Numbers Series: Operational Accounting & Finance Strategies to Keep your Business Safe In this webinar with Joe Johnston, Senior Accounting Manager at TGG, we will be discussing operational accounting & finance strategies that you can implement immediately to keep more cash in your business, create more safety and give yourself the best chance of survival in the world of COVID-19. We will be discussing disaster planning, scenario planning and immediate tactics applicable to…

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Founder Talks hosted by Scott Brovsky & Special Guests

May 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

I’ve been through two big downturns as a serial entrepreneur - the 2000 Dot-com crash and the financial crisis of 2008. Building a startup is tough enough - let’s talk, vent and support each other. We won’t record these Zoom video calls so you can ask questions freely. We will limit the invite list to founders and if we want to add others for different perspectives we can in the future.

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EPIC SBDC presents: Finance Fridays hosted by Early Growth Financial

May 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a fundraising discussion about the pros and cons of using convertible notes to raise capital for your startup. Early Growth Financial CFO Karl Pawlick will be here to answer questions from founders.   Book a 30 minute one-on-one mentoring slot with Karl from 1-3PM PST. https://calendly.com/epicsbdc_mentoring_training/60min   About Karl: Karl Pawlik is a leader in the areas of Finance, Accounting, and Strategy. Karl established his financial career working with Fortune 500 companies including Applied Materials and St. Jude Medical. In 2013,…

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June 2020

SBIR Talks

June 3, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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SBIR Talks: EPA SBIR Program

June 17, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) upcoming SBIR Phase I solicitation, topics, and how to apply for an SBIR contract.  EPA is calling for small businesses to apply for Phase I awards for up to $100,000 to demonstrate proof of concept in one of the SBIR solicitation topic areas.   Novel technologies are wanted in the following topic areas:  Clean and Safe Water, Air Quality Air Quality Land Revitalization Homeland Security Sustainable Materials Management Safer Chemicals

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Founder Talks hosted by Scott Brovsky & Special Guests

June 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - July 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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EPIC SBDC presents: Finance Fridays hosted by Early Growth Financial

June 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - September 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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July 2020

SBIR Talks: Crisis as Catalyst

July 1, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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SBDC Virtual Demo Day

July 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tune in to our live Virtual Demo Day to experience demos from the most innovative tech companies in Southern California. Virtual Demo Day is the best way to discover innovation without leaving the comfort of your home office. This event is focused on high-growth technology innovation and investment. There will be 3 companies presenting their innovative technology solutions. Participants will leave the demo day with actionable takeaways they can directly apply to their business to increase efficiency, performance, scalability, and…

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IP Strategy for Startups

July 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us to hear about the essentials of IP protection, factors to consider in developing an effective IP strategy, and how to maximize the value of IP capital in your business. With over twenty years of experience in the practice of all aspects of IP law, coupled with an extensive academic proficiency, Mark Abumeri, partner at Knobbe Martens will provide concise guidance on how to identify, protect, and build up the value of your business with IP assets. He assists…

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Reinventing Your Sales Mindset to Thrive Through Uncertainty

July 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Garrett Brown and Colin Coggins, sales leaders and instructors of USC's popular “Sales Mindset for Entrepreneurs” class, will be hosting an interactive, informative, funny, vulnerable conversation you won't want to miss. Known for their mindset-focused approach to sales, they show how the best salespeople in the world do the exact opposite of what traditional sales training teaches and prove that being a good person and good salesperson are not mutually exclusive. In this candid discussion, they'll cover: - How the…

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August 2020

iFounder: Peer-to-peer Roundtable for CEOs and Founders

August 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - August 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

This program gives company founders a unique opportunity to learn through peer-to-peer interactions guided by SBDC consultants. iFounder program is all about hands-on learning and networking with other founders. Each session will have hands-on work around topics relevant to the group. These topics will include strategy, sales, marketing, funding, operations as well as other topics suggested by the participants themselves. Founders will have a chance to expand their network, get help from other founders, work on their specific business challenges…

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Accounting for CEO’s

August 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - August 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Throughout this four-part series, Joe Johnston, Senior Accounting and Business Development Manager at TGG will be providing useful tools and insight on how business owners can review their financial performance to see how they stack up against the competition using the basic business model as well as the price-value matrix relative to their industry. The first session in this series will be geared to Executives, Founders, and Managers, teaching basic financial accounting principles along with some universal indicators of business…

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Financial Recovery Panel

August 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this session, SBDC CSUF South Director Mike Hill will share his template for a 3-year financial projection including P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow statement. You'll walk away with your own plan and insights for making the most of your business and optimizing your chances for recovery. The session will include plenty of time for Q&A with a panel of experts in HR, Marketing, Legal, and Accounting who will add their perspectives on a holistic business recovery.

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Introduction to IP for Startups

August 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This year-long monthly series targeted to startups and small businesses will run every 3rd Wednesday from 12-1 pm, beginning July 2020. Sessions will cover the essentials of IP protection, factors to consider in developing an effective IP strategy, and how to maximize the value of IP capital in your business. Attendees will gain knowledge about IP assets including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, for both the U.S. and international markets. After each session, business owners will have a basic…

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Intellectual Property Pitfalls to Avoid when Fundraising

August 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

IP can be one of your startup’s most valuable assets as you raise capital for your venture. It’s important to make sure you secure and manage your IP assets for both valuation and future growth. Join Wilson Sonsini attorneys Matt Bresnahan and Sara Pennebaker as they facilitate a panel discussion of leading investment, licensing, and startup executives about the most common IP pitfalls that startup companies should avoid when fundraising. Bring your questions and learn from their insights and experiences.…

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Business Viability Workshop

August 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This workshop will help small business owners and startups rethink basic business assumptions: who are your customers, how much do they spend, how do you find them, and have their behaviors changed? Together we'll explore business re-concept models for thriving in a post-COVID world. Plenty of time for Q&A.

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September 2020

International Technology Expansion – Australia

September 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join experts in international regulatory affairs, R&D, and technology commercialization from Clearpoint Ventures and BrandwoodCKC as they present a one-hour webinar covering the latest information on International Technology Expansion to and from Australia. This webinar will cover the opportunities and options available to US-based technology companies to set up an entity in Australia to undertake R&D Projects. You will walk away with an understanding of: - Benefits of the R&D Tax Incentive Program - How to leverage Australian Clinical Trials…

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Lead Performance Through Uncertainty: Sharpen Your Entrepreneurial Edge

September 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Uncertainty. Constant changes. Heightened emotions. The pressure to perform. Today's challenges leave entrepreneurs asking themselves key questions: - How can we convey our vision to attract investors and inspire employees? - How can we avoid miscommunication that causes frustration & anxiety? - How can we identify the right traits in new employees? - How can we remain competitive and on track in a fast-paced environment? Help your people and performance survive and thrive during this uncertain and ever-changing time. Learn…

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Peer-to-Peer Roundtable for CEOs and Founders

September 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - October 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

This program gives company founders a unique opportunity to learn through peer-to-peer interactions guided by SBDC consultants. iFounder program is all about hands-on learning and networking with other founders. Each session will have hands-on work around topics relevant to the group. These topics will include strategy, sales, marketing, funding, operations as well as other topics suggested by the participants themselves. Founders will have a chance to expand their network, get help from other founders, work on their specific business challenges…

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How to Train Your Patent Attorney

September 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Understanding patent claims and strengthening your IP filings, including dealing with attorneys and the patent office. This year-long monthly series targeted to startups and small businesses will run every 3rd Wednesday from 12-1pm. Sessions will cover the essentials of IP protection, factors to consider in developing an effective IP strategy, and how to maximize the value of IP capital in your business. Attendees will gain knowledge about IP assets including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, for both the U.S.…

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October 2020

SoCal SBIR STTR CON 2020

October 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - October 16, 2020 @ 2:30 pm

Join us for UC Riverside’s 2nd Annual SBIR/STTR CON where we bring the experts to you! Federal SBIR/STTR programs provide $3.6 Billion in capital funding every year to help small business entrepreneurs bring transformative innovations to the market. Join program officers from 19 federal agencies and 6 expert special topic workshops for this incredible two-week virtual conference to learn Federal Agency interests, pertinent proposal requirements, vital funding-decision criteria, plus how to obtain early-stage funding to commercialize your idea. Additionally, you…

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Women Talk Tech

October 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - November 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for our 2nd annual Women Talk Tech Conference - Virtual Edition! This four-week series for and by women entrepreneurs will feature three panels on leadership, funding, angel investing, and conclude with 3 women-owned companies presenting their innovative technology solutions at a Virtual Demo Day. This series will provide women innovators in tech and life science with real-world advice and actionable insights they can immediately implement in their businesses. Leadership Panel - Oct 15th Founders face a million challenges…

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iFounder

October 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - November 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Peer-to-Peer Roundtable for CEOs and Founders This program gives company founders a unique opportunity to learn through peer-to-peer interactions guided by SBDC consultants. iFounder program is all about hands-on learning and networking with other founders. Each session will have hands-on work around topics relevant to the group. These topics will include strategy, sales, marketing, funding, operations as well as other topics suggested by the participants themselves. Founders will have a chance to expand their network, get help from other founders,…

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IP Licensing for Startups

October 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

During this webinar, Troutman Pepper Partner Stephen T. Kong will be discussing how to strategize and manage typical IP licensing situations faced by emerging companies. Licensing generally can encompass all IP rights, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, etc. This year-long monthly series targeted to startups and small businesses will run every 3rd Wednesday from 12-1 pm. Sessions will cover the essentials of IP protection, factors to consider in developing an effective IP strategy, and how to maximize the value…

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November 2020

U.S. Small Business Administration International Technology Forum – Taiwan

November 12, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This seminar, one of a series, will focus on global market expansion to Taiwan. Participants will learn how to improve commercialization efforts in Taiwan and will cover: General considerations for market expansion Regulatory requirements for medical devices and diagnostics Market considerations including manufacturing, logistics, and supply chain Commercialization strategies including investment and strategic partnerships Agenda: 3:30 PM - Welcome 3:40 PM - Regulatory Market Access 4:10 PM - Logistics and Supplies 4:30 PM - Investments and M&A 4:45 PM -…

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