BioEnterprise Hosts Startup Challenge Series

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BioEnterprise, a leader in growing the Northeast Ohio biomedical industry, hosts Startup Challenges: Structuring and Financing Your Entrepreneurial Venture, a 2-part educational series held at the Global Center for Health Innovation and designed to provide the entrepreneur with an overview of the legal structures associated with starting and funding a company. Led by veteran innovation attorney, Jeffrey Jones, the two sessions will offer advice and strategies for avoiding common pitfalls and will foster a clearer understanding of the tangle of legal issues facing a startup entrepreneur.

Part I: How to Form Your Company and Protect Founder Interests, April 4th, will cover Intellectual Property, Choice of Entity, Employee Compensation, Virtual Management and Approaching Investors. Color commentary and a panel discussion will feature, William Fuller (Sotera Medical), Kurt Rote (Western Oncolytics), James Richardson (Promedica Innovations), and Carter Williams (iSelect Fund).

Part II: How to Fund Your Company and Work with Your Investors, April 18th, will cover Term Sheets, Closing Documents, and Thoughts for the Future -Next Round and Exits. A panel of entrepreneurs and investors – Jon Snyder (Neuros Medical), Russ Donda (ViewRay), David Kereiakes (River Cities Capital Funds), and Bill Trainor (Mutual Capital Partners) – will offer their insights and stories on the funding process.

Both sessions will be held at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland and start with a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and conclude with a networking lunch at noon. Complimentary valet parking is included.

To learn more and to register for Part I and/or Part II, click here.

About BioEnterprise

BioEnterprise is a business formation, recruitment, and acceleration effort designed to support the growth of bioscience companies. Located in Cleveland, BioEnterprise provides management counsel and support services to health IT, medical device, and biopharmaceutical companies. BioEnterprise founders are Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals. Additional technology partners include the NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland State University and BioOhio. The initiative comprises the collective activities of BioEnterprise and its partners’ commercialization offices: The Case Office of Technology Transfer, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, and University Hospitals Cleveland – Center for Clinical Research. Since 2002, BioEnterprise and its partners have created, recruited and accelerated more than 350 health IT, biomedical, and biopharmaceutical companies, and have helped these companies raise more than $2 billion in new funding. For more information:

About the Global Center for Health Innovation

Located in Cleveland, the Global Center for Health Innovation (Global Center) is the platform where global healthcare leaders – industry, health systems, investors, and innovators – convene and collaborate to develop solutions to solve high-priority healthcare issues. Engaged brands include BioEnterprise, Cardinal Health, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, DHG Healthcare, G2G Consulting, GE Healthcare, Gleeson, HIMSS, Innovation Fund Northeast Ohio, JumpStart, MetroHealth System, OnBase by Hyland, NGP Capital, Philips Medical, Plug and Play, RiverVest Ventures, RRE Ventures, Siemens, SmartShape, Steris, TeamNEO, University Hospitals System and multiple digital health, medical device and biotechnology startups.

Connected to the Huntington Convention Center and the Hilton Hotel, the Global Center is overseen by the Cuyahoga Country Convention Facilities Development Corporation (CCCFDC) and strategically led by BioEnterprise. The facility is managed by SMG. For more information:


Annette Ballou, 216-658-4525 (office)


Source: BioEnterprise

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