Day 1:

Monday, October 13, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley, CA

Day 2:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
8 am - 6 pm
UC Berkeley, International House

With a focus on successful entrepreneurship programs and sharing best practices, the UC Berkeley Second Annual Entrepreneurship Symposium,  "Biomedical Entrepreneurship: A Roadmap to the Future" will provide opportunities for participants to:

  • understand the contributions of academia to the economic development of California and the country in general, and discuss what needs to be done to build on this momentum;
  • explore new techniques and models for driving innovation in the biomedical industry;
  • learn about groundbreaking technology transfer and entrepreneurship programs taking place throughout California;
  • explore ways to bridge academia and new funding sources such as corporate venture capitalists, Angel investors and traditional venture capitalists;
  • partner to accelerate technology transfer and entrepreneurship;
  • learn about opportunities for business assistance and, workforce training and education; and,
  • collaborate and network with local and national counterparts.

This special event will bring together thought leaders from industry, academia, and government to frame key challenges, advance new opportunities, and promote the biomedical industry by increasing technology transfer and entrepreneurship.