Wednesday, September 07, 2011

VABIO Entrepreneurship Event 9/8 to be Streamed on the Web

The Virginia Biotechnology Association (VABIO) is pleased to offer an opportunity to view the sold out Greater Richmond Bioscience Luncheon live on the web through our new LiveStream channel. The program will take place tomorrow, Thursday, September 8, from 12:00-1:30 p.m., program details are below. The program is called “Entrepreneurship Failures and Successes: The Perspective of Entrepreneurial Faculty.”

Tune in to our blog ( at noon and the program will begin shortly thereafter.

We are testing this new technology with the intent of making our valuable program available to those that are unable to attend this sold out event. Please bear with us if we experience any technical difficulties, we will work through them as quickly as possible.

“Entrepreneurship Failures and Successes: The Perspective of Entrepreneurial Faculty.” The panel will lead a frank discussion about the risks and rewards of commercialization activities in a university environment. What aspects about university “culture” either encourage or discourage commercialization activities by faculty? The panel will cover topics such as tenure, wealth creation, equity, royalties, managing conflicts of interest, and raising money (angels, grants and venture capital).

Speakers: Mike Grisham, CEO of GPB Scientific, Richmond (Moderator); Dr. Curt Civin, Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Director of Regenerative Medicine; Dr. Martin Chapman, CEO of Indoor Biotechnologies, Charlottesville (former tenured UVA faculty); Dr. Chip Petricoin, Co-Director of the Applied Proteomics Center at GMU (and serial entrepreneur); Dr. Jim Bennett, Chair of Department of Neurology at VCU; and Dr. Gordon Archer, Associate Dean for Research and Training at VCU.

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