Transitions & Growth: A Primer for Hawaii's Tech Companies

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HiBEAM and UH Cancer Center are pleased to present two timely and important seminars for researchers and companies that are poised to take the important step that brings them to the market and customers

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Transitions & Growth: A Primer for Hawaii's Tech Companies

  1. 1. “TRANSITIONS  AND  GROWTH:  A  PRIMER  FOR  HAWAII’S  TECH  COMPANIES”      Tuesday,  June  18    2013    University  of  Hawaii  Cancer  Center  -­‐  Sullivan  Conference  Center,  701  Ilalo  Street,  Honolulu,  HI  96813                             Ms.   Debra   Beresini   is   an   experienced   manager,   investor   and             entrepreneur.   In   1997,   she  co-­‐founded   invencor,   inc.,   based   in   the  San             Francisco  Bay   Area  and  has  since  served  as  its  CEO.    invencor  manages             both   debt   and   equity   funds,   provides   mentoring   and   educaFonal             programs   for   venture   and   private   equity   investors,     consults   with             entrepreneurial  management  teams  to  grow  companies  and    works  with             lending    insFtuFons  that  focus  on  emerging  growth  companies.                     Beresini   works   with   emerging   growth   companies   across   industries   –             healthcare,  life  science,  and  consumer  –   helping   the  management  teams             develop   strategies   to   build   sustainable   companies.   Her   work   with             lending   insFtuFons  includes  structuring   internal  plans  for   risk   miFgaFon             policies  and  pracFces  for  lending  to  emerging  growth  companies.                     She  is  a  Board  Director  with  HiBEAM  www.hibeam.org.  The  Building  Blocks  of  a  Company’s  Growth  Strategy    9  am  to  11  am  Both   large   companies   as   well   as   startup  companies   must   conFnue   to   build   value   to  grow.      In  this  session,  speakers  will  discuss  the  “Building   Blocks”   to   develop   a   Growth  Strategy.    Topics  include:  how  a  solid  strategy  is  formulated,  the  compeFFon,  the  customer,  geRng  the  product  out  the  door.      This  session  also     includes   an   interview   on   “lessons  learned”  with  a  successful  entrepreneur.TransiYoning  Technologyinto  the  Private  Sector  2  pm  to  4  pmDeveloping   a   great   technology   or   the   next   big  pharmaceuFcal   is   challenging   and   exhilaraFng.    The  researcher/scienFst  is  like  an  arFst;  they  keep  perfecFng  the  work  and  hope  the  market  will  be  aUracted   to  it,   but   as  Steve  Jobs  said  even   “An  arFst  needs  to  ship”.    This  session  will  define  the  basic  tools  needed  to  build  a  transiFon  plan  for  taking   the   technology/product   to   the   market,  understanding  the  problem  the  product  is  solving  for  the  market,  and  determine  if  the  best  channel  for   the   product   is   a   large   established   licensing  partner  or  a  startup  company.    HiBEAM  and  UH  Cancer  Center  are  pleased  to  present  two  Ymely  and  i m p o r t a n t   s e m i n a r s   f o r  researchers   and   companies   that  are   poised   to   take   the   important  step   that   brings   them   to   the  market   and   customers.     Please  register  at:  hp://www.eventbrite.com/event/6932397989

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