Are you thinking about or building a company with interesting technology? The federal government makes $2.5 billion available annually through Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grants. Join
Are you thinking about or building a company with interesting technology? The federal government makes $2.5 billion available annually through Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grants. Join Anna Lisa Somera MS, MBA, MPH, an expert in SBIRs and STTRs, for an introduction to how these grants work, who can qualify, and how to apply. She’ll walk you through all of the basics so you can decide if a SBIR or STTR might be a fit for your startup or new technology.
About the Instructor
Anna Lisa is an experienced life science start up consultant, venture capitalist, intellectual property analyst, technology transfer specialist, biomedical researcher, and entrepreneur specialized in early-stage, cutting edge technology businesses. She has been a part of the entrepreneurial community for 15 years. She helped drive the formation and raised angel and venture funding for several start-up companies while also serving as top management for many of the ventures. She also led regulatory affairs, quality, and operations for several medical device companies while serving as senior management. She also has extensive experience in non-dilutive funding having helped new technology ventures receive over $30M in SBIR/STTR, state and private grants. Her experience in this type of funding has landed her several contracts with Argonne National Labs, The Polsky Exchange at the University of Chicago, INVO at Northwestern University, and the Illinois University Incubator Network.
She is currently a Co-Founder and the Chief Operating Officer of Rhaeos, Inc., a medical device company born out of the Rogers Research Group at Northwestern University, developing a non-invasive wearable shunt monitor for patients with hydrocephalus.
(Monday) 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST
1452 E 53rd St, 2nd Floor
Polsky Center for Entrepeneurship and Innovation
Join the C2ST crew for a light-hearted evening of craft brews, raffles, and prizes. This event is held in partnership with World Chicago. Meet and
Join the C2ST crew for a light-hearted evening of craft brews, raffles, and prizes. This event is held in partnership with World Chicago. Meet and honor 24 women from 24 countries who have been selected by their U.S. Embassies as leaders working to get more girls to get into STEM fields. Tickets and space are limited, so make sure to purchase yours soon (Based on previous attendance, Day-of Tickets may not be available). Tickets cover 2 drinks and food.
Come raise a glass for science—see you there!
(Thursday) 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST
2812 North Lincoln Ave
There will be smart people and beautiful people and interesting people (often the same people), delicious food, beer, wine and our signature "Pop-Rock Cocktail," raffle prizes, plus very cool hands-on
There will be smart people and beautiful people and interesting people (often the same people), delicious food, beer, wine and our signature “Pop-Rock Cocktail,” raffle prizes, plus very cool hands-on science experiments, all in the name of science and fun.
You will absolutely be talking about this party afterward!
Special THANKS to our sponsors, more to come:
For information on sponsorship, contact Monica at mmetzler@IllinoisScience.org.
SCIENCE COCKTAIL FAQs
Attire – Cocktail party but weather appropriate. Meaning, if you want to wear your cute party dress or cool new shirt – fantastic. But if it’s rainy cold and you can’t imagine changing out of flannel-lined jeans and a wooly sweater, that’s fine with us! Just no snuggies, please. Ditch boots at the door – the drinks and conversation will warm you right up!
Public Transit – Easy! Event is right across the street from southeast doors of Merchandise Mart. CTA brown line stops on 2nd level of the Mart. (Tip – there is no down escalator in the Mart; use stairs next to ATMs outside CTA turnstiles.) Or, the #156 LaSalle bus stops one block east at 320 LaSalle. Follow the narrow sidewalk on the north side of the building west toward Wells, then turn left. For other options, check TransitChicago.
Dinner before? – If you want a special dinner before the party, there are lots of great restaurants in the River North area. Nearby options include: River Roast or Chicago Cut Steakhouse on LaSalle; or Kinzie Chop House, Moe’s Cantina, Highline or Old Crow Smokehouse on Kinzie. For many more options, and reservations, try here. Check back; we’ll see if we can find you any deals.
This is a 21+ event.
Handicap accessible – Yes, DIRTT is accessible.
Printed tickets – Don’t print out tickets; it wastes paper. Provide your name, and guest name(s), with your ticket purchase and we’ll have a complete list at the door.
(Saturday) 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CST
D.I.R.T.T. Environmental Showroom
325 N Wells St, 10th Floor
Illinois Science CouncilIllinois Science Council ("ISC") is an independent 501c3 organization that engages, educates, and entertains the adult public about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in our everyday lives.
Bob Carey, former Chief Business Officer at Horizon, shares his
Robert F. Carey served as executive vice president and chief business officer at Horizon Therapeutics plc from March 2014 until August 2019, during which time Horizon deployed approximately $3.5 billion to acquire or license eight commercial products and three products in development, resulting in Horizon’s enterprise value increasing from approximately $200 million to approximately $6 billion, net sales increasing from $74 million to $1.2 billion and adjusted EBITDA increasing from ($40) million to $450 million. In addition, during Bob’s tenure at Horizon, he assisted in raising in excess of $7 billion in equity and debt capital for Horizon.
Prior to Horizon, Bob was managing director and head of the life sciences investment banking group at JMP Securities International, Inc. from 2003 until 2014 and managing director in the healthcare groups at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein from 2001 until 2003 as well as Vector Securities from 1988 until 2001.
During Bob’s career in investment banking, he assisted biotech and biopharmaceutical companies raise more than $10 billion in initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, debt offerings and private placements as well as served as an advisor on mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliance transactions with a total deal value of more than $10 billion.
Bob also has held roles at Shearson Lehman Hutton and Ernst & Whinney. Bob received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. Bob currently serves on the board of Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (SGMO) and Beyond Air, Inc. (XAIR).
(Tuesday) 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM CST
Rosalind Franklin University
3333 Green Bay Road
In response to highly successful events in over the past six years, Insight Innovation Center – Chicago, formally Insight Product Development, MATTER, and the iBIO Institute are co-hosting the seventh
In response to highly successful events in over the past six years, Insight Innovation Center – Chicago, formally Insight Product Development, MATTER, and the iBIO Institute are co-hosting the seventh annual HealthTECH Startup Competition on November 14th, 2019. This year our team of judges will select ten leading early-stage medical device and digital health startup finalists from the Midwest to compete for $50,000 in cash and prizes.
Upon the final application deadline on October 13th, twenty startup competitors will be selected by a judging panel comprised of leaders from global corporations, academia, investors and community health organizations. During the second and final round of vetting, the judges will identify the ten finalists that will present live at the HealthTECH Startup Competition in November. On the merit of their live pitches, jurors will award cash and prizes to the top three startups. In addition to the first, second and third place prizes, we are instituting a fourth winning category — the People’s Choice Award — that will be given to the group with the most votes on Twitter.
Please remember to promote this event on your network using the hashtag #InsightHealthTECH19
(Thursday) 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM CST
Insight Product Development
4660 North Ravenswood Ave
Insight Product Development
The ETA Group at Chicago Booth, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative are delighted to host the 6th Annual Entrepreneurship
The ETA Group at Chicago Booth, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative are delighted to host the 6th Annual Entrepreneurship through Acquisition Conference.
The Booth-Kellogg Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA) Conference is an annual event that brings together search fund entrepreneurs, investors, MBA students, faculty, and other participants in the entrepreneurship through acquisition ecosystem to meet one another and share insights into this rapidly-growing area. This year’s conference will feature two distinct tracks: (1) Traditional ETA and (2) Alternative ETA. The Traditional ETA track will highlight ETA models employed by graduating students and young alumni, including traditional, self-funded, and incubated search funds. This track is tailored to undergraduate and MBA students as well as professionals looking to learn more about the ETA model and/or considering ETA as a potential career path. The Alternative ETA track will highlight alternative paths to ETA and the CEO role, market trends, and other important topics. Some panels in this track will be tailored to more experienced executives.
The conference is co-organized by Chicago Booth and Kellogg and offers the opportunity to meet industry experts and practicing entrepreneurs from across the country, who provide their perspectives on various aspects of the ETA model. Entrepreneurship through acquisition rests at the intersection of academia and the private sector, blending the vast knowledge and insight of academia with the wisdom and experience of practicing professionals.
9:00 – 9:30 am Registration and Breakfast
9:30 – 9:45 am Opening Remarks
10:00 – 10:45 am Track 1: ETA Career Path
10:00 – 10:45 amTrackt 2: Mid-Career Transition to CEO
10:45 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 – 11:45 am Track 1: The Investor Perspective
11:00 – 11:45 am Track 2: Women in ETA
12:00 – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 pm Track 1: Working with the Owner
1:00 – 1:45 pm Track 2: ETA Trends and Updates
1:45 – 2:00 pm Break
2:00 – 2:45 pm Track 1: Young CEO Perspective
2:00 – 2:45 pm Track 2: Creating Value
2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 4:00 pmClosing Keynote with Eric Roza, CEO of DataLogix
4:00 – 5:30 pm Networking Reception (on-site)
Full details and more Information:www.etaconference.com
(Friday) 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST
Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 N Michigan Ave
Polsky Center for Entrepeneurship and Innovation