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April 2018

Tech Coast Angels EXTREME Coaching

April 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617

Attend one or both of the coaching days and perform your 60-second pitch in front of Teach Coast Angels investors, receiving valuable feedback and coaching on how to enhance and perfect your pitch. Observe as other entrepreneurs try their luck at the elevator pitch, and learn as the coaches offer their suggestions for the most impactful strategies for influence and communication.  After the group coaching sessions, a special awards banquet will take place, allowing for category favorites to be rewarded…

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January 2019

Building a Basic Retail Business Plan

January 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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Date: 1/9/2019 Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST) Registration Deadline: 1/9/2019 8:00 AM (PST) Fee: No Fee Point of Contact: Rick Calderon (657) 278-1801 Center: SBDC Tech Powered by UCI Applied Innovation Location: 233 Pereira Dr., Irvine CA 92612 Training Topics: Starting a Business Description: Learn about what it takes to run a retail business or innovate in the changing retail industry. In the era of online shopping, learn why retail stores are still a very attractive proposition when done right. Karie Armstrong has 25 years of experience…

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Pitch Prep 101:  Building Your Best Pitch

January 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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Start out 2019 with a winning funding strategy. This Brown Bag workshop will explore all the basic do’s and don’ts of pitching to investors.  Expert SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation senior consultants will share the tips that have helped clients raise millions in capital for their businesses. Learn what seasoned investors want to hear from entrepreneurs and shorten your time through the funding maze.  Dramatically increase your chances of getting funding by avoiding the minefield of common mistakes that entrepreneurs make…

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February 2019

Investing in Patents

February 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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This presentation will go through a 10 point checklist that identifies the right thing to patent, and will discuss many of the myths and bad practices that plague the startup community. You will learn how to triage good ideas, how to evaluate patents, and how to do due diligence on companies that have IP. We will talk about the dirty secrets of the patent profession and how you can successfully navigate them to build investment-grade assets. It is presented from…

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March 2019

How to Pitch to BioTech

March 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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Biotech companies are a tough sell to investors. Typical biotech companies are many years from getting their products to market, need millions of dollars to move the ideas through research and development, need even more money for human testing, and then the data and products face scrutiny by regulatory agencies like the FDA. Technical risks, operational risks, regulatory risks and market risks are everywhere, and investors know it. How do you get across the value of your company to investors,…

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How to Build a Winning Team

March 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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As startup's greatest challenge is buliding the right team for sucess and a culture to sustain growth. Bring your questions to panel of expert who will address issues including; what it takes to hire and build start up teams, finding your first employees, how to select a board of advisors, and team leadership success stories. No cost to attend. Check-in will begin at 11:30am. RSVP

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Illumina Lunch and Learn: Emerging methods in Next Generation Sequencing

March 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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Next-generation sequencing (NGS) just got easier. Come and learn about the latest advancements in Illumina’s sequencing technology and how it’s become more accessible than ever. This event will provide information on the latest sequencing methods, advancing your research, bringing game-changing therapies to market, and partnering to maximize the effectiveness of your studies. Check in will be 11:30. Lunch will be provided RSVP

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April 2019

Funding 101: Learn what funding options are right for your business

April 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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Finding funding for your tech start-up can be difficult. Learn how you can navigate the SBIR/STTR grant process and obtain funding for your tech startup. No cost to attend. Check in will be at 11:30 am. Speakers: Mike Daniels, Steve Mednick, and Ray Wells. RSVP

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Path to Commercialization and Reimbursement

April 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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Even at the earliest stages of development, life science innovators need to understand and communicate a commercialization and pricing/reimbursement strategy.  Your path to commercialization and reimbursement story is important to your investors, potential strategic partners and can influence your development plan. Speakers: Aaron David, Jupiter Life Science Consulting Jupiter has considerable experience in working with early stage technologies understand their market, commercialization needs and has a deep expertise in pricing and reimbursement. RSVP

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What are four categories of value creation and why should you care?

April 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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Learn about a framework of value creation that focuses on 4 categories of value. Discover how the framework can help you better articulate your value proposition to your clients or to investors. Use a systematic way to analyze value propositions to make it easier to make strategic decisions and clearly define and communicate what your unique proposition is. RSVP Laura Beken is a business consultant with SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation where she works with high tech high growth startups.…

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SBIR Grant: A Practical Guide

April 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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You’ve developed a technology and demonstrated feasibility. Now you’re ready to write your Phase I proposal -- or are you? Learn what you’ll need to do to validate your project’s Significance, Innovation and Approach, how to plan your experimental design and methods, how you’ll analyze data, develop alternative approaches, and describe expected outcomes. Richard Creager, Consultant, SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation RSVP

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June 2019

WOMEN TALK TECH 2019

June 3, 2019
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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Women Talk Tech Forum Engaging With Life Science and High-Tech Entrepreneurs Monday, June 3 | Irvine, California | Register Join leading women entrepreneurs working in technology as they discuss leadership, scaling your venture, trends in high-tech and the life sciences, business growth, funding, and more. SBDCtech presents the first ever Women Talk Tech (WTT) Forum, an event for women entrepreneurs in the fields of high-technology and life sciences. You’ll have the chance to: Join the conversation with women working in…

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July 2019

FDA – 101 for Biotech Entrepreneurs

July 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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If you’re just starting to learn about how and why the FDA regulates biomedical products, then join us for this one-hour session. We will review what products are regulated, how they are regulated, and how you can learn more. The authority of the FDA stems from Acts of Congress, which ultimately are codified into federal regulations, and we’ll review how this process occurs. The FDA generally wants to assure the safety, efficacy and quality of the products it regulates, but…

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August 2019

Data Science for Entrepreneurs

August 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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Join Dr. Denise Daniels from Horizon Consumer Science as she presents "Data Science for Entrepreneurs: Essential Elements for Innovation and Growth.” Learn how data science can help your startup scale successfully and give you an advantage in the marketplace. Check-in will begin at 11:30 and the presentation will start at 12.

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Maximizing Your MVP

August 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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Why should you develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)? What are the common pitfalls of developing an MVP? What do investors want to see in your MVP? In this workshop, we’ll look at misconceptions about MVP and types of MVP for different stages of a startup. You’ll also learn how to address return on risk from a startup and investor perspective. Check-in begins at 11:30 and the presentation will start at 12.

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January 2020

U.S. Small Business Administration International Technology Forum

January 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Cove at UCI, 5270 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617
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Discover How You Can Navigate Through Post-Brexit Britain This seminar, one of a series, will focus on global market expansion into Great Britain. Participants will learn how to improve commercialization efforts in Great Britain, and will cover: General considerations for market expansion Impact of Brexit, MDR and IVDR shifting the economic and regulatory landscape Regulatory registration process for Medical Devices and Diagnostics International clinical trials Commercialization strategies Experts from Brandwood CKC will facilitate the program. Agenda Optional Pre-Program (UK Firms…

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