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US Immigration Policy for Life Science Employees and Entrepreneurs

Noon to 1:00 PM, Tuesday, October 9
Room 212, Byers Hall, UCSF Mission Bay

Atessa Chehrazi, Partner, & Ilana Drummond, Managing Partner, Jackson & Hertogs

More than half of the startups in the QB3 network were founded by entrepreneurs not born in the US. And many startups hire foreign scientists because of their specialized skills. But the procedures for applying for visas, which have never been simple, have become more complicated of late. To learn more about how executive orders, and recent bills introduced in Congress, may affect your company’s hiring or your own employment prospects—and to get a refresher on the US immigration system—join us to hear from Atessa Chehrazi and Ilana Drummond of the San Francisco immigration law firm Jackson & Hertogs.

How to Build a Resilient, Winning Team

Noon to 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 6
Room 212, Byers Hall, UCSF Mission Bay

Lindred Greer, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business

A startup’s chances of success depend critically on the people who make up the founding team. Some conflict is inevitable, but different outlooks and temperaments among founders can ultimately make a company stronger or destroy it. What should you think about when looking for co-founders? Join us to learn from Stanford’s Lindred Greer. Professor Greer’s work focuses on the impact of team composition on intragroup conflict and team performance. She has a particular interest in how early-stage startup teams are composed in terms of power, status, and leadership structures, and when and why these structures may fuel power struggles and conflicts.

More QB3 Events

Get Non-Dilutive Startup Funding: Take Our SBIR Grantwriting Workshops
UC Berkeley and UCSF
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from US federal agencies typically provide $225k (Phase I) or $1.5M (Phase II) for startup R&D. But applying can be a complex, frustrating affair if you are not ready for it. We get you ready. Our instructors walk you through your SBIR application to ensure you complete everything properly and submit by the January 5 NIH deadline.
UCSF workshop starts Sept. 25
Berkeley workshop starts Oct. 3

Apply to Bio Track at SkyDeck – Powered by QB3
Deadline September 21
Are you a Life Sciences startup? SkyDeck has a program just for you: the Bio Track at SkyDeck – Powered by QB3. At least two companies per cohort benefit from access to world-class scientific experts from UC Berkeley and UCSF, industry-expert advisors, life science investors, as well as unique programming on fundraising, regulatory, and IP issues, and access to lab space. The selection process is highly selective – less than 3.5% of applicants were selected for our most recent cohort.
Apply today

Upcoming UC Events

FBI Special Agent Nikki Betz: Current Trends in Theft of Intellectual Property
Thursday, October 25, 10:00 to 11:00 AM, UCSF Mission Bay
This presentation will provide situational awareness of economic espionage and intellectual property theft across all industry sectors. Special Agent Betz will be discussing the scope of the problem, recent threats, along with methods and techniques by which domestic and foreign actors have been targeting and stealing intellectual property from U.S. companies. The discussion will also cover some best practices and approaches utilized by Silicon Valley companies to combat persistent efforts to steal intellectual property.

UCSF Entrepreneurs Club: From Spinout to a Series B: The Cortexyme Story
Wednesday, September 26th, 5:30-7:30pm, UCSF Mission Bay
Find out how a UCSF faculty member found a partnership with an experienced industry CEO to start his company focused on a new approach to Alzheimer’s disease. Learn what it took to get from idea to venture capital financings. Cortexyme has raised a total of $92MM since starting.

Upcoming Events from Our Partners

The Secret Science of Storytelling
Sept. 20, South San Francisco
Using examples from journalism, big data analytics and the real world, Ryan Flinn, a communications leader at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, will share the lessons he’s learned from nearly two decades as a storyteller, both as a journalist at Bloomberg News and as a media strategist.
Time: 10:30am-1:00pm
JLABS @ SSF | 329 Oyster Point Blvd. 3rd Floor, South San Francisco, CA


Bay Area Events

3rd Annual Charles River Viral Clearance & Viral Safety Summit
October 9-10, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco
In its 3rd year, our 2-day summit brings together industry representatives, technology providers, and regulatory officials to explore trends, discuss challenges, and share tools for the successful implementation of a viral safety program into your product development. This summit will look at in vitro and in vivo viral safety assays along with viral clearance studies. Topics will range from viral safety for cell and gene therapy products to addressing viral clearance in continuous processing situations.
Agenda & Registration Get $100 off registration with the code “QB3”