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Thursday September 20th, 2018 

BPEP is happy to announce the BPEP September workshop

Series Title:  IDEA TO FUNDING

Event Title:  Pre-seed Funding for Startups 

Event date:  September 20th, 2018 

Event start time: 6:00 pm PST

Event end time: 9:00 pm PST

Event location: Berkeley Skydeck, 2150 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

BPEP

Berkeley Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Program (BPEP) aims to foster entrepreneurship in the UC Berkeley postdoctoral and graduate community. We provide tools, mentoring, and a platform for science-business communication to enable research innovations to move into the marketplace.  We believe entrepreneurship is an integral part of UC Berkeley's ethos, and aim to build a community of entrepreneurship among UC Berkeley's postdocs. 

BPEP is happy to announce partnerships with SkyDeck, the campus premier startup accelerator program and Bakar fellows program at UC Berkeley. The Bakar fellows program fosters faculty entrepreneurship. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BPEP Workshops & Events

BPEP "Idea to Funding" workshop series- Fall'18

1. Idea evaluation- “Lab to market”- August 16, 2018. 6.00-9.00 pm at SkyDeck. Click for More Information  
2. Pre-seed fund raising- Grants, Incubators & accelerators: September 20
3. Working/collaborating with university labs- October 18
4. Basics of starting a company: How to pick co-founders and team-Stories from the trenches:
November 15
5. Path to markets/customers: Identifying mentors, Early stage partnering with established companies, Outsourcing.

 Apply now for our next FORM+FUND workshop series!

Applications are open for our Fall 2018 FORM+FUND workshop series! Apply here 

Apps close September 1: If you'd like to learn the legal, financial, and organizational aspects of starting and scaling a business, you're invited to apply to be a FORM+FUND Fellow for Fall 2018. You can find the application here. F+F Fellows are given priority registration for each of the sessions, are eligible for a FORM+FUND Fellowship certificate, and can sign up for attorney office hours during the semester. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through the end of August with the first workshop scheduled for September 4, 2018. The schedule for the seven sessions (subject to change) can be found here.

The FORM+FUND Series is comprised of two-hour sessions that address critical operational, financial, and legal components of starting and scaling a successful business. Each session also features office hours hosted by leading Silicon Valley attorneys and venture capitalists. Workshop capacity is extremely limited and priority will be given to entrepreneurs that enroll in the full series. These entrepreneurs, our Form+Fund Fellows, will also be awarded a Form+Fund Fellowship certificate and priority enrollment at the Startup@BerkeleyLaw Investor Showcase.
 
Please complete the application by August 27, 2018.
 

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