Please note: agenda and speakers are subject to change.
Workshops - May 8, 2017
How to Secure External Funding
May 8, 2017, 11:30h – 12:30h
hosted by UnternehmerTUM & Olaf Weinert
"How to secure external funding" is one of the most important questions for start-ups and ventures in different stages, but especially in the very beginning. But besides money there are additional means of external funding. Such as public grants, competitions, access to network, pilot customers, coaching etc. Within the workshop Dr. Olaf Weiner and Harald Jenull will highlight their characteristics. Additionally different ways in approaching the various sources of external funding will be considered. Subsequently concrete recommendations for the next steps and particular support offerings will be discussed.
May 8, 2017, 12:00h - 13:00h
hosted by UnternehmerTUM & MassChallenge
This workshop will focus on the specifics of startup culture in different industries, countries, and corporates.
The workshop will address questions such as: What is startup culture? What differentiates startup from corporate culture? What are the factors/reasons that cause cultural differentiation across industries, and across different regions? How to scale the culture and values?
Case Study: Startup that failed due to a lack of understanding the 'culture'
Do's and Don'ts for Licensing
May 8, 2017, 14:00h - 15:00h
hosted by SPARK-Berlin, Craig Garner, Stefanie Beck, Michael Nowak & Daniel Schaft
This workshop will explore the challenges to successful licensing. Topic to be discussed will include: What is a license? Are patents a prerequisite for licensing? Why do so few companies want to license academic patents? What are the pitfalls in licensing? What is necessary to make a license competitive for Startups, Partnershipping and Venture Capital investment?
• Welcome Remarks and Introduction | Craig C. Garner, Founder, SPARK-Berlin and Scientist, German Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders, Professor Charite Medical University and Founder, Balance Therapeutics and NAVAN Technologies
• What is Licensing? | Stefanie Beck, Partner, Ullrich & Naumann, Heidelberg and Patent Attorney, European Trademark and Design Attorney
• Pitfalls in Licensing | Daniel Schaft, Ullrich & Naumann, Heidelberg and Australian Trademark & Patent Attorney, New Zealand Patent Attorney
• Creating a Competitive License | Michael Nowak, Managing Partner Nowak Ventures, Wellesley, MA,
• Interactive discussion | Moderator: Craig C. Garner
Workshops - May 9, 2017
Strategies for Success in the U.S. Digital Health Market
May 9, 2017, 09:00h – 12:00h
hosted by German Accelerator Life Sciences & Flying Health Incubator
Advances in digital health are transforming healthcare around the globe. North America is the current dominant digital health market as well as home to the main innovation hubs Boston and Silicon Valley. In order to take advantage of the opportunities offered by these vibrant communities and to gain access to North America’s more than 350 million potential customers, international startups need to learn how to navigate this complex system successfully.
In this workshop, hosted by the Flying Health Incubator and the German Accelerator Life Sciences, industry leaders will provide relevant insights and guidance for digital health entrepreneurs who are ready and willing to be successful in the U.S. market.
The workshop organizers will select a limited number of promising entrepreneurs to participate. If you would like to apply, please submit your company’s non-confidential slide deck to: gals(at)germanaccelerator.com. The application deadline is April 15, 2017.
• Welcome Remarks and Introduction | Christian Lautner, Managing Partner, Flying Health Incubator & Christoph Lengauer, CEO, German Accelerator Life Sciences
• Analyzing Trends in the Digital Health Market | Philip Christian, Physician Advisor and Digital Health Strategist
• Navigating Regulatory Pathways Successfully | JoAnne Bronikowski, Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs, ICON
• Understanding and Overcoming Legal Challenges | Michael McGrail, Partner, Cooley
• Fundraising in the U.S.: Opportunities and Pitfalls | Charlie Cameron, Co-founder, HUB Angels & Jens Eckstein, President, SR One
• How Corporate Partners Can Help Accelerate Your Business | Qi Li, Director Product Innovation, InterSystems
• Cutting Through the Noise in Digital Health using Effective PR Strategies | Mario Brkulj, Vice President, MacDougall Biomedical Communications
Christian Lautner, Managing Partner, Flying Health Incubator | Annika Pierson, Head of Strategy & Operations, GALS Cambridge, MA | Jared Sebhatu, Program Director, Germany, GALS Berlin
About the hosts:
FLYING HEALTH Incubator offers an exclusive environment for digital health startups to grow their digital diagnosis and therapy tools to marketability. Located in the vibrant center of Berlin, we work with highly motivated founders on digital biomarkers & software-as-a-drug solutions. Our goal is to maintain and improve human health through digital medicine. Only serious health enhancement will lead to company growth and increase a company’s valuation. More at: www.flyinghealth.com
The German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS) is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), with the goal of helping German startups and young companies succeed in the global marketplace. GALS offers mentoring by industry experts and experienced leaders, strategic advice, and operational support, tailored to each company’s goals. GALS is located in Cambridge, MA, a global hub for life science innovation. More at: www.germanaccelerator.com/life-sciences