September 16 & 17, 2005
Stanford University
Arrillaga Alumni Center



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If so, then this 2 day, 'hands-on,' practical workshop is for you! Get ready to roll-up your sleeves and join our dynamic team of experienced entrepreneurs, seasoned venture capitalists, innovative university faculty, and corporate leaders who are ready to delve into 'what you don't know you don't know' about venturing new businesses.

This unique course will explore real-world issues and events that occur in the first few years of a new venture, and extends well beyond writing the business plan. Building upon participants' existing medical device experience, sessions will explore the complex processes of creating early-stage value, including issues such as assessing ideas, building a founding team, raising capital, executing milestones, and improving accountability and operations.

The workshop format is rapid-fire and content-intensive. Special pathways within the curriculum are being developed for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs (who bring forward new innovations within companies), and university-based innovators. Networking opportunities include lunches and a Friday evening event at The Cantor Arts Center!

Participation for approximately 150 emerging entrepreneurs will be reserved, based on an online application process, beginning in April 2005. A scholarship will be awarded to each successful applicant to defray the majority of workshop costs. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, attendees will pay only a residual $295 registration fee.

Founder & CEO, Gynesonics, Inc
Prior experience:
Hansen Medical, Accuray, Intuitive Surgical
"In my opinion, there is no other course that uniquely serves the young, early-stage medtech entrepreneur. The real challenges and opportunities of starting-up are well addressed in this curriculum and with this veteran team of faculty. As an entrepreneur with an exciting medical technology, I wouldn’t miss this workshop."
Manager, Intrapace
Prior experience:
Techmedica, OsteoMed, Guidant, R&D Consultant with Venture Manufacturing, Hiemstra Product Development and
Coapt Systems
“At this workshop, I am eager to gain novel insight from industry peers on allocating my limited resources to develop a sustainable venture. Corrections are costly, insight is invaluable.”
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