Webinar Series: From Discovery to Commercialization

A new webinar series titled “From Discovery to Commercialization: Valuable guidance to enhance the success of your startup” is being presented by the USC Stevens Center for Innovation and the USC Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors.

Throughout the 2020-21 academic year the webinars will cover a wide range of topics for USC researchers who are interested in exploring what it takes to have a successful startup. The series will feature guest speakers from a variety of fields, including lawyers, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, startup founders, and more.

Upcoming webinars will be listed on the Stevens Center website events page and shared on our social media channels. We’ll also send email invitations to the USC research community.

Topics and presenters from past webinars can be viewed below, along with a link to a recording of the webinar on YouTube (when available).

Meet the Investors: Kairos Ventures (Jan. 20, 2021)
Presentation by Alex Andrianopoulos, Chief Research and Development Officer, Kairos Ventures. View the recording on YouTube.

Building a Biotech: How to turn your science into a startup (Dec. 2, 2020)
A special event with JLABS @ San Diego. Presentation by Sanjay Mistry, Ph.D. (JLABS @ San Diego), Stephanie Culler, Ph.D. (Persephone Biosciences), and Chorom Pak, (Lynx Biosciences). No recording available.

Anatomy of a License (Nov. 10, 2020)
Presentation by Karin Immergluck, Executive Director of the Office of Technology Licensing at Stanford University, and Seth Levy, Partner and Co-Chair of the Life Sciences Practice at Nixon Peabody. View the recording on YouTube.

Hot Topic: Drug Repurposing (Nov. 4, 2020)
Presentation by Antoinette Konski, Partner and Daniel R. Shelton, Senior Counsel, at Foley & Lardner, LLP. No recording available.

Meet the Investors: Versant Ventures (Oct. 28, 2020)
Presentation by Clare Ozawa, Ph.D., Managing Director at Versant. View the recording on YouTube.

Founders Keepers: The Role of Faculty Founders in the Startup World (Oct. 21, 2020)
A roundtable discussion featuring Alex Andrianopoulos (Kairos Ventures), Alice Chen, Ph.D. (Accelerator Life Science Partners), Susie Harborth (Breakthrough Properties), and Raymond Stevens, Ph.D. (Bridge Institute – USC).  View the recording on YouTube.

Hot Topic: Artificial Intelligence and the Physical Sciences: Beyond Data Science, Autonomous Vehicles and Consumer Preferences (Oct. 14, 2020)
Presentation by Daniel Schwartz, Partner at Nixon Peabody. View the recording on YouTube.

Forming Your Company: Capitalization (“Cap”) Tables and Strategies (Oct. 7, 2020)
Presentation by Anurag Agarwal, Principal (Life Sciences) at Osage University Partners and Mustapha Parekh, Special Counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. View the recording on YouTube.

Hot Topic: Alice and Software Patents (Sept. 30, 2020)
Presentation by Jeff Sheriff, Associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. View the recording on YouTube.

Adding Value to Patents and Their Role in Commercial Success (Sept. 23, 2020)
Presentation by John Wetherell, Ph.D., Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. View the recording on YouTube.

Patent Fundamentals, Drafting and Prosecution (Sept. 16, 2020)
Presentation by Ketan Vakil and Jeffrey Morton, Ph.D., Partners at Snell & Wilmer. View the recording on YouTube.

Meet the Investors: Osage University Partners (Sept. 9, 2020)
Presentation by Kirsten Leute, Partner at OUP. View the recording on YouTube.

Life Sciences Collaborations During the Pandemic (July 29, 2020)
The webinar series kicked off with a presentation by Seth Levy, Partner at Nixon Peabody LLP. View the recording on YouTube.