Entrepreneurship @ Caltech

Startup Law 101 with DLA Piper, Lecture 4

Lecture 4: Taught by Maria C. Rodriguez, Partner of DLA Piper’s Labor and Employment practice

February 5th, 2:00pm
Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/9kUim

 • IP protection in the employment context  •  Proper hiring  • Best practices for the application process  •  Non-discrimination laws  •  Trade secrets and confidential information policies  •  Social media

SF Bay Area Tech Startup Field Trip

The Caltech Entrepreneurship Club is organizing a trip up to the San Francisco Bay Area to meet with leading tech VCs, entrepreneurs and startups.  The trip will run from Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to Sunday, January 27, 2013.  We will be visiting VC firms such as Sequoia and Plug-n-Play, entrepreneurs like Steve Blank, Drew Houston, and Adam D’Angelo, and startups like Square and Airbnb.  The focus of this trip will be tech entrepreneurship and we will only be selecting those applicants who are passionate about building technology.

 

Apply here.  Application deadline is January 8, 2013.  Apply soon as space is very limited! 

Please email Bryan Jadot (bjadot@caltech.edu) any questions.  

***Note: we understand that Wed., Jan 23 is also the day of Career Fair. If this is a major concern for you, please still apply, and we can accommodate your group to leave Wednesday night. 

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Startup Law 101 with DLA Piper, Lecture 3

Lecture 3: Taught by Larry W. Nishnick, Partner of DLA Piper’s corporate and securities practice


Tuesday 11/13 at 1:30P


  •  Getting Off the Ground: Type of Entity  •  Raising Capital: Friends & Family v. Angel Investors v. Venture Capitalists  •  Control of Your Company: Founders, Directors or Stockholders  •  Today’s Market: Climate for Raising Capital and Growing Your Company

RSVP:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dFB4eUxLR3pucW1xc3ZieC1hRlM2V0E6MQ


FLoW Business Plan Competition Launch Event

The First Look West Cleantech Business Plan Competition returns to Caltech!

Launch Event:

Jorgensen Laboratory, Conference Room 109 

Thursday, October 25, 2012 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

RSVP: link


Why You Should Apply:

  1. A first prize of $100,000 plus other cash awards
  2. Connect with investors, entrepreneurs, and technologists in clean energy
  3. Gain access to an extensive mentorship program and receive aid with legal startup packages
  4. Win exclusive places in UC Davis’s Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy (GTEA) and gain national exposure at the Department of Energy’s National Competition 

For more information: See the attached posters Join our email list: flowinfo@caltech.edu Visit our website: http://flow.caltech.edu/


SpaceX Tour and Discussion with Elon Musk (Aug 13, 2012)

The eClub took a tour of the impressive SpaceX facility, where we caught a glimpse of the newest Dragon space capsule and had a discussion with SpaceX’s founder, CEO, and Chief Designer, Elon Musk. During our chat, Elon gave his insight into the future of space travel, and how humans are destined for a multiplanetary existence. Elon is also founder, CEO, and Product Architect at Tesla Motors; Elon is truly a great innovator and inspiring entrepreneur!


Startup Law 101, Lecture 1: Protecting your company’s IP in joint research arrangements (Aug 23 2012)
This first lecture covered collaborative research, including pros/cons, IP issues, joint inventions, preexisting IP, control of patent prosecution, IP issues with government funding, IP issues with international research, handling disputes, and a case study.  It was taught by DLA Piper, one of the largest law firms in the world.  Olga Berson (profile), JD/PhD, partner, and Caltech alum taught the first class. View Larger

Startup Law 101, Lecture 1: Protecting your company’s IP in joint research arrangements (Aug 23 2012)

This first lecture covered collaborative research, including pros/cons, IP issues, joint inventions, preexisting IP, control of patent prosecution, IP issues with government funding, IP issues with international research, handling disputes, and a case study.  It was taught by DLA Piper, one of the largest law firms in the world.  Olga Berson (profile), JD/PhD, partner, and Caltech alum taught the first class.


Pivoting in Biotech Startups (Aug 3, 2012)
Xing Yang , a Caltech alum from the Tai Lab and expert in BioMEMS devices, gave a talk on biotech entrepreneurship on August 3, 2012.   Xing is an experienced entrepreneur who has been at several successful biotech startups, including GeneOhm and Helixis, two Caltech spinouts.  He is currently VP at another startup company, BioNano Genomics. View Larger

Pivoting in Biotech Startups (Aug 3, 2012)

Xing Yang , a Caltech alum from the Tai Lab and expert in BioMEMS devices, gave a talk on biotech entrepreneurship on August 3, 2012.   Xing is an experienced entrepreneur who has been at several successful biotech startups, including GeneOhm and Helixis, two Caltech spinouts.  He is currently VP at another startup company, BioNano Genomics.