Funding a Start-Up Webinar

Are you interested in starting a company – or joining a start-up?

Whether you are working in a lab in a research institution or in a large company, the chances are that you may have thought about starting a company based on an idea that you have had – or joining a start-up that is being founded by some of your colleagues. This WEST three part webinar will review the factors you need to consider before you make the leap into a start-up. We will start with a review of Intellectual Property, including who is an inventor, what is patentable and how do you develop an IP strategy for a start-up company. Our next seminar will consider funding, who has the money to invest in your start-up and how do you manage the funding once you have received it.  Our final webinar will look at how you actually set-up your start-up – how do you actually incorporate? How do you develop your initial company pitch and how do you find resources including space?

This second webinar lead by Brian LaCroix of Jameson & Company and Bonnie Fendrock of Cyta Therapeutics, Inc. will discuss the nuts and bolts part of what you do to "follow the money" once you get it both with dilutive or non-dilutive funding. Bonnie will cover who has the money, why they invest, and things to cover.  Brian will cover compliance, managing the funds, setting up accounting, and preparing for audits. 

Brian LaCroix, CPA, Audit Partner, Jameson & Company

He oversees and manages Jameson & Company clients’ audits and his depth of understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-133 audit regulations and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) requirements gives him the unique ability to work on either side of the audit process for our clients. In addition, Brian manages the firm’s rigorous quality control program, a peer-reviewed process that ensures the highest degree of competency in systems and service. A Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, he has negotiated thousands of indirect rates. Brian is also involved with his clients’ day-to-day strategic and tactical management decisions. Prior to joining Jameson & Company in 2001, Brian worked as a CPA for several small public accounting firms and as a corporate in-house auditor. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 1993 with a degree in Accounting. Brian is married and the father of three children.

Bonnie FendrockCo-founder and CEO, Cyta Therapeutics, Inc.
Life sciences executive and entrepreneur who creates value in high growth environments which demand efficiency and execution. Track record of building new businesses including start-ups and units within established organizations, fund raising, strategy and business development. Technology experience base includes biotherapeutics, gene therapy, biomedical devices, bioengineered tools and nanomedicine. Energized by cultivating innovation to commercial reality, working with creative scientists, exciting others with a compelling story, and executing on a plan with a dedicated team to create value and make a difference for patients.


Date and Time:  
April 7, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 PM


WEST Members: $15; Non-Members: $25, Event and Annual Membership: $100

This is part of the Entrepreneurship Webinar Series which includes Setting Up a Start-Up in late April.

If you cannot make it to the webinar, but want access to the recording, please register and you will receive a link to the recording. 

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