Speaker: Luca Venza, IESE Business School
This session is focused on scientists, researchers, MDs, PhDs and others that want to actively be part of a spinout. It will be about how to build a spinout. I will share real life examples of successes and failures of deep science technology experts who have gotten over the hurdle of negotiation shareholders agreements, licensing agreements, company by-laws and services agreements. We will also look at the challenges of raising an early stage seed round and how to approach business angels and VCs. Finally, we will dive into what a strong founding team looks like in the early stages, and why that is important. I hope you can learn from our mistakes and apply our best practice!