Life Science Washington Institute is hosting a series of Lunch & Learns focused on answering the burning questions researchers and entrepreneurs have as they grow their idea from concept to commercialization. Each month, we will cover a different topic with a discussion led by a subject matter expert or experienced entrepreneur. These events are free and open to any one interested in learning more about startups and entrepreneurship!

Upcoming on October 27th:

Covering Your Assets: Manage Risk and Ensuring You are Protected

Sponsored and presented by Aon

Insurance might not be at the top of your list, but it really should be. Join Aon for an interactive discussion regarding insurance and the top risk trends for Life Science companies. Make sure you and your company are protected and appropriately managing your risk! Aon will provide an update for D&O trends, key considerations for clinical trials, reps & warranties and highlight the increasing importance of cyber security.

Aon is a recognized leader in risk management advisory services for Life Sciences companies. Aon places approximately $1 billion in insurance premium into the market on behalf of our clients and services more than 750 Life Sciences companies. Aon is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. We are driven to empower economic and human possibility for clients, colleagues and communities around the world.


Save the date! November 10th

Whether you have already won an SBIR or STTR award or you plan to in the future, this presentation will be vital to help you avoid common pitfalls. Representatives from Clark Nuber will guide you through points of consideration as you prepare your SBIR or STTR proposal as well as steps you should take to avoid common pitfalls post-award.


Previous Events:

April 1, 2020 | 12-1:00 

Startups live (and die) by the people that make up the founding team. How do you know who to choose?

Rich Giersch, Strategic Advisor, Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Life Science WA Institute, presented the building blocks of how to structure your founding team and why the structure of the team matters to investors.


February 10, 2020 | 12-1:00

You are a researcher or entrepreneur with an idea for a company. Who do you need to call? Hint: It’s not Ghostbusters. Will Canestaro, PhD, Managing Director at WRF Capital covered the first basic steps an entrepreneur should take when starting a company including: how to register your company, when do you call the bank, what is “IP” and how do you protect it, etc.


Contact Laura Sconyers, Manager of Entrepreneurship, with any questions or for more information!

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