Archive for the Small and Medium Business Channel

Is Being an Innovator-Entrepreneur Your Cup of Tea?

EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 21, 2011
How many revolutionary innovations began with that simple thought, “I wonder if…”. Have you had an idea, but weren’t sure if it would fly? It takes science, business, and stamina to take on the high-risk but high-reward challenge of being an entreprenuer. Join us as Judy Giordan walks you through the initial steps of becoming a successful entrepreneur – from idea to realization. Join us LIVE to get your questions answered! (This is part 1 of 7 in the ACS Webinars Chemical Entrepreneurship Series for 2011)

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Valuable Resources for Science and Engineering Consultants

EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 3, 2011
More scientific professionals are turning to consulting as a career. At the same time, more and more companies are hiring consultants as a cost effective business approach. But finding those key resources to build your consulting practice presents a challenge for many consultants. In this session, our presenter and a successful consultant John Newport, will share valuable tips on the many cost-effective resources available for consultants that can help you find your next project, market your technical expertise, be in legal compliance, and develop those necessary skills to sustain your consulting business.

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Venture Capital Outlook in 2011 – Crystal ball, Smoke screen, and the Reality

Event DATE: Thursday, December 2, 2010.
Which hot areas in science are getting dollars? How will private sector funding impact chemistry and the chemical industry? Join ACS Webinars and David Porter, Partner at Apposite Capital, as he interviews a panel of prominent venture capitalists from around the world. Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to hear from the world’s leading investors who are shaping the direction of the chemical sciences!

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Programs and Funding Opportunities for Manufacturers and Small Chemical Businesses – Part II

EVENT DATE: Thursday, October 28, 2010.
Did you know the U.S. government provides assistance to help small chemical manufacturing business be more competitive? The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a national network with thousands of specialists that help manufacturers and small businesses, from improving productivity to expanding capacity. Join us for Part II of our series with Ben Vickery, a Senior Industrial Specialist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, as he highlights must-know resources for chemical manufactures and small businesses!

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Global Patent Protection and International Business Strategies

EVENT DATE: Thursday, September 20, 2010.
Science and business opportunities are no longer confined to the United States. Do you know how to protect your research and inventions in this global market? In short, as scientists, you need to know about today’s global marketplace to protect your work. Join us to learn from our speaker, Dr. Michael Brodowski of K&L Gates LLP, strategies you need to know to protect your work and develop your international business.

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Demystifying SBIR/STTR Grant Applications and Processes for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

EVENT DATE: Thursday, September 23, 2010.
Calling all entreprenuers and small business! Have ideas and need funding? The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provides funding opportunities for small firms to apply cutting edge and high risk scientific and engineering research to pursue commercial opportunities. Join us with speaker, Dr. Josephine Yuen, Program Director at the NSF, as she explains and answers your questions on securing funding.

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Programs and Funding Opportunities for Manufacturers and Small Chemical Businesses – Part I

EVENT DATE: Thursday, September 2, 2010.
Do you know that the U.S. government provides much assistance to help small chemical manufacturing business better compete? The government sponsored Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (MEP) is a national network with thousands of specialists that help manufacturers and small businesses, from improving productivity to expanding capacity. Join us with speaker Douglas Devereaux, Senior Industrial Specialist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), as he shares the must-know resources for chemical manufactures and small businesses!

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Venture Capital Talk: How to Sell Your Science & Get Investors

EVENT DATE: Thursday, July 15, 2010.
Do you know how to spot if your management team is versed in the art of selling science and commercial opportunity? Which door should your team be knocking for funding? This and other important aspects of building a successful company and a top-notch management team will be addressed. Join our speaker David Porter of Apposite Capital, a trained chemist and one of 50 most influential people in 2009 according to HealthInvestor, as he shares his decades of experience investing and advising companies.

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Living with Vertigo: An Entrepreneurial Story in the Chemical Industry

EVENT DATE: Thursday, July 22, 2010.
Thomas Jefferson inspired us with his quote “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal…” But, what does it really take to build a successful company from scratch? What should you know beforehand? Join us to learn tips and strategies from a chemical entreprenuer who has lived the experience. In 2004 Brian Morin founded Innegrity LLC, a successful high performance fiber manufacturer focusing on the composites industry. He will provide a crash course for scientists on what it takes to build a successful chemical manufacturing company from scratch.

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From Laboratory to Licensing: Protecting Your Intellectual Property Along the Way

EVENT DATE: Thursday, July 1, 2010.
You may be working on breakthrough research but do you know how to protect it? Scientific professionals devote a tremendous amount of time and energy to create valuable intellectual property; yet, many do not invest the necessary time to learn what it takes to protect their work. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in 2009, just under forty percent of patent applications were granted. Navigating the path from discovery to market can be complex and tricky. Learn from our speaker, Tom Steinberg, of Roberts, Mlotkowski, Safran & Cole, strategies you need to know to protect your life’s work.

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