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THE CENTER FOR EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
Invites you to participate in an
Extended Technology Entrepreneur Education Program
Unless otherwise noted, these events are held on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 pm followed by a networking Happy Hour. Each of these afternoon events will be presented in segments by teams of experts with sufficient time for questions.
 

Coming Events - 2008 (click here to download a pdf of the schedule)
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April 9, 2008

Getting Ready for Due Diligence
How to plan, including SOX.

Your company’s structure, governance, and the accounting procedures you have in place will have a huge impact on many of your company’s growth stages; attracting new money, preparing an exit strategy, licensing, and ultimately, going public. Whether you’re with an existing business or looking to start up, find out how to best prepare yourself for all growth stages, incorporating SOX requirements, and other best practices, as early as possible.

The scheduled speakers include: Fred Kostecki, CPA and Steve Newstead, CPA [RubinBrown], Peggy Stohr [Stereotaxis] and Andy Hoyne [Armstrong Teasdale]

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, April 9, 2008: 2:00 – 5:00 PM
followed by a Networking Happy Hour from 5:00 – 6:00 PM

PLACE: Center for Emerging Technologies 4041 Forest Park Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108

PARKING: Available on Forest Park Ave.

REGISTRATION: Registration for this event is $30. Cash or check only, we are unable to process credit cards. Please register by submitting your contact information through any one of the following sources:
1). Fax: (314) 615-6901
2). Phone: (314) 615-6915
3). E-Mail: CET_programs@emergingtech.org
4). Mail to the address above.
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April 23, 2008

Hot Topics in Patenting

Come find out about the latest news and rulings in Intellectual Property and the implications for your business. Our panel of experts will examine the En Banc review of State Street (business method patents revisited], discuss the fallout of last year's Injunctive Relief revisions, discuss changes in the meaning of “Obviousness” noting trends in recent District Court rulings, and review the expected appeals court ruling with regard to the PTO’s rule changes.

The scheduled speakers include: Harley Blosser [Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP], John Kepler [Gallop, Johnson & Nueman], Ed Hejlek [Senniger Powers LLP], Richard Shear [Thompson Coburn LLP]

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, April 23, 2008: 2:00 – 5:00 PM
followed by a Networking Happy Hour from 5:00 – 6:00 PM

PLACE: Center for Emerging Technologies 4041 Forest Park Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108

PARKING: Available on Forest Park Ave.

REGISTRATION: Registration for this event is $30. Cash or check only, we are unable to process credit cards. Please register by submitting your contact information through any one of the following sources:
1). Fax: (314) 615-6901
2). Phone: (314) 615-6915
3). E-Mail: CET_programs@emergingtech.org
4). Mail to the address above.
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May 7, 2008

Valuation:
Trends in early stage company valuations, Benchmarks to use, Factors that affect valuation, Etc.

Tim Farquhar, CFA, CPA [RubinBrown], Brent Baxter [Clayton Capital Partners] Etc.
[Small Business Week Event]
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We are currently in the process of planning future training events.  If there are issues that you are encountering or a topic you’ve heard about and would like to see covered in some detail by the experts, please contact us at any of the following numbers or email addresses and we’ll work to get it scheduled.

For more information, please contact Bill Simon (314) 615-6908 or bsimon@emergingtech.org.

Registrations may be made by contacting Heather Beaven at (314) 615-6915 or CET_Programs@emergingtech.org.

   
  Past Events
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March 19, 2008

One Stop Shopping: Legal and Financial Issues in a Company's Critical Phase of Conducting Clinical Trials:

From 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

To be presented by: Steve Schwarm, Joan Killgore and Kevin Sweeny with Patrick Woolley and Don Mueller, all from the Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC law firm.
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March 5, 2008

“Product Liability for Pharma and Biotech Companies”

Using recent examples such as Vioxx, Baycol, and Fen Phen, this seminar will highlight legal and insurance issues with regard to product liability. Our presenters will outline the product liability litigation system, discuss ways to protect yourself and provide insight into how to avoid litigation.

The scheduled speakers include: Charlie Dalton [Life Science Law] and Bob Harrison [Daniel and Henry]

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 2:00 – 4:00 PM

PLACE: Center for Emerging Technologies, 4041 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108

PARKING: Available on Forest Park Ave.

REGISTRATION: Registration for this event is $30.
Please register by submitting your contact information through any one of the following sources:
1). Fax: (314) 615-6901
2). Phone: (314) 615-6915
3). E-Mail: CET_programs@emergingtech.org 4). Mail to the address above.
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January 24-25, 2008

10th Annual Regional SBIR Conference
with STTR, Industry Partnering and Tech Transfer
at the Center for Emerging Technologies in Saint Louis, Missouri

  • Does Your Company Perform Cutting Edge R&D?
  • Are You A Scientist Looking For Funding For Your Work?
  • Do You Need To Partner With Others to Develop New Products?
  • Do You Want To Find New Technology To Improve Your Product?

This is The Perfect Opportunity to Discuss Your Project and Learn How to Win

The several SBIR program managers will present the latest facts about their programs:

  • Learn the secrets of winning the federal grant/contract programs
  • Meet local service providers and experts who can help you succeed as a start up company
  • Meet officials from large companies and universities eager to partner for R&D, technology transfer as well as commercialization
  • Ask questions and get answers from the experts
  • Schedule one-on-one sessions with the program managers
  • Learn more about this $2 + billion federal grant/contract program.

The Conference is sponsored by the Center for Emerging Technologies. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. All programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

With the participation of SBIR Program Managers and other experts including:

  • Susan Nichols, US Army
  • Chris Willisson, US Army
  • JoAnne Goodnight, National Institutes of Health
  • George Vermont, National Science Foundation
  • Susan Sprake, Department of Energy (Los Alamos NL)
  • Elissa Sobolewski, Department of Homeland Security
  • Joe Henebury, Department of Transportation
  • Jim Chern, NASA (Goddard)
  • Sam Jones, Small Business Administration – Regional
  • Dennis Melton, Small Business Administration – Local
  • David J. Massa, Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, LC
  • Jimmy Liu, Center for Nanoscience, UMSL
  • Maurice Foxworth, Saint Louis University
  • TBA, Washington University
  • Keith Strassner, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Rich Hendel, Boeing
  • SA Dion Cantu, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Debie Francis, Defense Technical Information Center
  • Jeff Bond, Association for Manufacturing Technology

The Conference will be held at the Center for Emerging Technologies
Thursday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with a Happy Hour from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

4041 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108 314-615-6915 Fax: 314-615-6901
RSVP: CET_Programs@emergingtech.org
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December 12, 2007

“After Winning SBIRs: Help with Accounting and the Audit”

This seminar will provide insight into the financial processes and requirements mandated by the receipt of a SBIR award. We will have representatives of The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) on hand to discuss the budgeting process and financial controls required to successfully complete a SBIR contract. Included in this presentation will be a discussion of adequate accounting systems, briefing contracts, and vouchers. DCAA representatives will also review the auditing process and provide guidance on how to best prepare for this step. This is a rare opportunity to meet with DCAA representatives, since they are unable to present at Regional SBIR events.

The scheduled speakers include:
Jennifer Wilbers, Senior Auditor – DCAA
Paul Kachulis, Senior Auditor – DCAA
Jonathan Boland, Auditor - DCAA
Joe Layton – former DCAA auditor, currently a private SBIR accounting & audit specialist

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 2:00 – 4:00 PM

PLACE: Center for Emerging Technologies
4041 Forest Park Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108

PARKING: Available on Forest Park Ave.

REGISTRATION: This seminar is free of charge.
Please register by submitting your contact information to any one of the following sources:
1). Fax: (314) 615-6901
2). Phone: (314) 615-6915
3). E-Mail: CET_programs@emergingtech.org
4). Mail to the address above.
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November 14, 2007

Getting Ready for Due Diligence

How to plan, including SOX. Fred Kostecki, CPA and Steve Newstead, CPA [RubinBrown], Peggy Stohr [Stereotaxis] and Andy Hoyne [Armstrong Teasdale]
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November 7, 2007

News and New Ideas in Patenting and Licensing

John Kepler [Gallop Johnson] Rick Shear [Thompson Coburn] and Washington University Law Students supervised by Professor David Deal.
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October 24, 2007

Getting a New Business Started from an operations and accounting POV. 

Beginning with the type of entity (C Corp, S Corp, LLC), to establishing a board, getting investors, dealing with the IRS, early decisions regarding internal controls, etc.
Dan Bindler, CPA [CET Mentor], Mark Temkin [Riezman Berger]
3.3 CLE, CEdAcct
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September 26, 2007

Identifying Tax Credits for Early Stage R&D Companies

This seminar will focus on providing the descriptions of various federal and state tax credit programs as well as business development incentives offered by the City of St. Louis. Find out how small and mid-size companies can qualify for and recover Federal R&D Tax Credits which could potentially offset your tax liability on a dollar-for-dollar basis and be carried forward for 20 years. Find out what state and local programs you are eligible for and where to start and locate your business in order to maximize your benefits. For current businesses, find out how to earn credits right now for large capital investments and new full-time positions. For entrepreneurs looking to start a business find out how to signup for tax credit programs now that will earn you income tax credits as your company grows. A company does not necessarily need to be able to use the state tax credits themselves as many of the tax benefits are transferable. This subject matter will be presented through lectures with handout materials provided, case studies, and Q&A panels. The program is tailored for entrepreneurs in the R&D business sector, and non-tax professionals such as lawyers and accountants working with these businesses.

3.3 CLE A

   Mary Willis, CPA – Lopata, Flegel & Company, LLP
   Patti Myers, CPA – Lopata, Flegel & Company, LLP
   Brenda Talent, Tax Attorney – Bryan Cave
   Mike Downing – MO Dept. of Economic Dev. on MO Quality Jobs Act
   Pat Bannister – St. Louis Development Corporation

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 2:00 – 5:00 PM
(followed by a Networking Happy Hour from 5:00 – 6:00 PM)

PLACE: Center for Emerging Technologies, 4041 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108

PARKING: Available on Forest Park Ave.

FEE/REGISTRATION: $25 or $40 if attending for Professional Credits (Cash or check only.  Sorry, we can’t accept credit cards.) Please register by submitting your contact information to any one of the following sources:
       1).  Fax: (314) 615-6901
       2).  Phone: (314) 615-6915
       3).  E-Mail:  CET_programs@emergingtech.org
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September 24-26, 2007

BIO Mid-America Venture Forum

Milwaukee, WI

The BIO Mid-America Venture Forum is the Midwest's annual event showcasing bioscience, biofuel, and medical device product and platform companies from across the region.  more...
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September 9-11, 2007

TransMed Partnership Forum

St. Louis

TransMed Partnership Forum is a new gathering where the world's most promising university medical commercialization opportunities will converge with the industry's top research foundations, corporations and investors.  more...
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May 11, 2007

" Valuation"

Find out how to value intellectual property in early stage tech-based businesses and learn how value is affected as a company moves from seed to venture rounds.  Other topics will include valuation related to various exit strategies, benchmarks and recent trends.  Scheduled speakers include:

   Cathy Matthes – CFO of Kereos, Inc., an early stage biotech company
   Scott Naisbitt, MD, PhD – Venture Capitalist, RiverVest Partners
   Jeremy Degenhardt – Venture Capitalist, Advantage Capital Partners
   Brad Purcel, CPA, ABV – Brown Smith Wallace LLC

DATE/TIME: Friday, May 11, 2007 -  1:00  –  4:00 PM
(followed by a Networking Happy Hour from 4:00 – 5:00 PM)

PLACE: Center for Emerging Technologies

PARKING: Available on Forest Park Ave.

FEE/REGISTRATION: $25(Cash or check only.  Sorry, we can’t accept credit cards.) Please register by submitting your contact information to any one of the following sources:
       1).  Fax: (314) 615-6901
       2).  Phone: (314) 615-6915
       3).  E-Mail:  CET_programs@emergingtech.org

*This is a Friday event
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We are currently in the process of planning future training events.  If there are issues that you are encountering or a topic you’ve heard about and would like to see covered in some detail by the experts, please contact us at any of the following numbers or email addresses and we’ll work to get it scheduled.

For more information, please contact Bill Simon (314) 615-6908 or bsimon@emergingtech.org.

Registrations may be made by contacting Heather Beaven at (314) 615-6915 or CET_Programs@emergingtech.org.