BIO Professional Development

Through a curated network of education alliance partners, BIO offers industry professionals executive training and development resources for accelerating career growth

06/03/2023  -  06/04/2023  |  9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM  EDT

Raising Early Capital and Retaining Ownership

"Raising Early Capital and Retaining Ownership" is a first-of-its-kind course to teach biotech entrepreneurs how to level the playing field when getting their company off the ground.  It is designed for first-time CEOs who want to know the ropes on how to start a company, serial CEOs who have never started a company without venture capital on board from the outset, scientific inventors who want to play an important role in the realization of their innovation, and those who want to know what it takes to successfully navigate the company creation maze.

Through Locust Walk’s tested experience, we will show participants how to prioritize the right application for a technology, spin a prioritization decision into a cohesive story, solicit strategic partners, and approach institutional investors to both capitalize the company and maximize value for all stakeholders. This course will be held in person, June 3-4, 2023, in Boston, Mass.

Topics covered:

  • Prioritizing the technology’s applications and building the business plan
  • Developing the story and strategy
  • Raising capital from institutional investors
  • Integrating strategic partnering into the strategy

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  • How to achieve the skills needed to transform technology and invention into a well-capitalized company
  • How to develop the tools to learn how to “play the game” to maximize ownership and control through Series A

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2023 Agenda: Raising Early Capital and Retaining Ownership

2023 Agenda: Raising Early Capital and Retaining Ownership

Course Price:
$2,650 USD
BIO Member Price:
$2,120 USD
Course Length:
2 days (June 3-4, 2023: Boston, Mass.)
Course Level:
Completion Period:
June 4, 2023
Course Format:
In Person

Certificate Requirements

  • Attend the entire in-person course
  • Complete course evaluation within two weeks of the course end date
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