From Idea to IPO and Beyond: Practical Lessons from an Entrepreneur – June 25, 2009

From Idea to IPO and Beyond: Practical Lessons from an Entrepreneur – June 25, 2009

Learn about how to get your company off the ground and understand the pros/cons of the “spin out model.” If you want to uncover, join, or learn about the growing opportunities in spin out companies, you can’t afford to miss this event! Click here to listen!

ACS Small & Medium Business Webinar Series presents

From Idea to IPO and Beyond: Practical Lessons from an Entrepreneur
A half-hour presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Al Altomari, MBA; an opportunity for scientist professionals and small/medium businesses to learn from an experienced executive and a spin out veteran on how to find opportunities and benefit from spin out companies.

With many large companies downsizing, spin out companies are becoming the next growing opportunities. The “spin out” model can be when a company takes assets, intellectual property, technology, and/or existing products from the parent organization to form another independent firm, or when an employee or group of employees leaves an existing company to start-up an independent firm. Spin outs are important drivers of technical innovations and growth of new firms in the downturn economy. Mr. Al Altomari, who was part of the spin out from inception to IPO and beyond, will share his insight and strategies for finding opportunities and learning how to benefit from spin outs.

What You Will Learn

  • How to get your company “off the ground”
  • Understanding the pro/con of the “spin out” vs. “spin off”
  • What are the lessons learned from the Barrier Therapeutics experience
  • There will be more spin outs in this difficult market – learn how to benefit from it
  • And much more…

Webinar Details
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm EDT
Fee: Free
Don’t miss out – Space is limited.
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Who Should Attend
Scientists, Entrepreneurs, Small Business Employees, Technology Experts, Founders, Executives, Shareholders, Investors or Partners

About The Presenter
Al Altomari has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Al was a senior executive at Johnson & Johnson when he left to be part of a spinout Barrier Therapeutics Inc. At Barrier, Al successfully ran the cycle of raising private capital, developing and commercializing a series of novel anti-fungals, transitioning Barrier to a publicly traded corporation (NASDAQ: BTRX) and as the CEO, executed a sale of the company to Stiefel Laboratories for a 73% premium. Al currently serves on the Board of Directors for several earlier stage pharmaceutical companies including Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL) and as an Executive Chairman at Agile Therapeutics, Inc. He was recognized by PharmaVoice Magazine in 2007 as one of the Top 100 Most Inspirational and Influential Leaders in the Life Sciences Industry. Al received a MBA from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ and a B.S. degree in finance and accounting from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He also currently serves on the Le Bow College (Drexel’s Business School) advisory board.

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