NextGen VC Forum Boston
Mid-level VC associates expanding skills and expertise and growing networks
Curated by Wilson Sonsini’s Michael Hostetler and Dan Koeppen, LaunchBio’s NextGen VC Forum is the premiere event for venture capital associates to expand their skills and expertise while growing their network. The half-day forum includes a networking breakfast, three one-hour sessions and lunch. Attendance at NextGen VC Forum is by invitation only.
Join Michael, Dan, and LaunchBio for a half-day program VC associates won’t want to miss!
9:00 am – Arrival/Check-in/light breakfast and networking
9:45 am – Welcome and introduction by hosts Dan Koeppen and Mike Hostetler
10:00 am – On Your Terms – Negotiating Term Sheets Part 1 with Jennifer Fang and Amanda Creedon
10:45 am – Break
11:00 am – Understanding and Leveraging IP & Licensing Diligence in Investment Decisions with Lou Lieto and Farah Gerdes
12:00 pm – Break
12:15 pm – Board Governance with Amy Simmerman
1:15 pm – Lunch/Networking
2:00 pm – Roundtable Mock BOD Meeting with Ignite Golden Ticket winners
3:00 pm – Close
PANEL 1 • On Your Terms – Negotiating Term Sheets Part 1
Life science venture capitalists must be familiar with the key terms and provisions in term sheets when negotiating with startups. They should also have a solid understanding of the negotiation process and be able to effectively negotiate and protect their interests while also ensuring that the startup is able to successfully reach its goals. In this session, participants will gain clarity and depth in understanding term sheets and the negotiation process.
PANEL 2 • Assessing the Risk – Leveraging IP Diligence
To make informed investment decisions and assess the risks and opportunities effectively, life science venture capitalists must understand the importance of conducting thorough IP diligence when evaluating potential investment opportunities in this space. We’ll cover IP due diligence, patents, freedom-to-operate, IP licensing and IP litigation so venture capitalists can confidently know their assets.
PANEL 3 • All Aboard! – Understanding Board Governance
To represent their interests, protect their investments, and ensure the company is being managed effectively, life science venture capitalists should be well versed in board governance. In this panel, we’ll dive into representation, oversight, alignment, board dynamics, compliance and more. Life science venture capitalists will be able to immediately apply new knowledge and skills for better governance, ultimately maximizing their investments