Addressing Early-Stage Funding Gaps: How to Get Companies Funded from $500K-$5M

Forum Discussion What sources of Early-Stage Funding are available from local organizations and experts? Angel Groups Crowdfunding Deep Tech Seed Stage Investors Non-Dilutive funding What influences leaders of these funding sources in their investment decisions? How do our local innovation ecosystems, including incubators and accelerators, work together with Early-Stage Funding sources to help their startup companies succeed? How has the CEO of a local startup successfully navigated the challenges of Early-Stage Funding?… Read More

How to Pitch to Angel Investors

Learn how to sharpen your presentation skills and “stack your deck” to pitch to early-stage Angel Investment Groups. Presenter Cliff Emmons is a visionary senior technology leader, entrepreneur, angel investor, and advisor with extensive experience in creating, building, and transforming organizations in the USA, India, and China at both Fortune 500 companies and startups. He is highly recognized and skilled in leveraging innovative technologies that generate sustained revenue growth. Cliff has over… Read More

Northeastern University and ACTION Innovation Network: A Partnership for Talent and Research

A webinar presentation on the Northeastern Talent Solutions Model featuring Co-op, the Experiential Network (XN) and research partnership opportunities. This program is available to startups, entrepreneur support organizations and later stage companies. The presenters from Northeastern University will describe how their programs work, highlight the benefits for startups, mature companies, and organizations for accessing student talent across a wide-range of skills to help with your organization’s objectives, and outline the next steps… Read More

Expanding the Life Science Ecosystem’s Economic Impact in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a global hub for life science business development, scientific innovation, and entrepreneurship. The rich ecosystem made up of world-class research institutions, hospitals, laboratories, and public agencies create the conditions for startups and global corporations alike to work toward solutions for patients, meeting the toughest health challenges of our day. The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is a quasi-public agency that seeks to attract and develop life sciences businesses, collaborate with industry,… Read More

Operating Your Business in the U.S.: Important Tax Issues to Consider

Join us to learn an overview of the legal entities through which non-U.S. businesses can establish operations in the U.S., including the myriad of federal and state tax compliance obligations businesses must follow operating in the United States. We will also discuss some of the federal and state tax benefits associated with establishing technology, research and development and manufacturing operations in the United States. Presenter Sandra O’Neill is an established tax attorney… Read More

Programs and Resources for International Organizations and Companies

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IP & Business Transactional Strategies as Life Science Companies Plan Their U.S. Market Entry

What should life science companies be thinking about when considering entry into the U.S. market? In this webinar, we will look at steps a company can take to protect its intellectual property assets, such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights, prior to U.S. entry and some specific aspects of U.S. patent protection for life science companies. We will also look at business transactional strategies such as choosing the right company structure, choosing the… Read More

Secure Your U.S. Office Location in a Leading Global Innovation Hub

This webinar will provide an overview of information to consider when securing your first location for international companies seeking to expand in the U.S. market. Boston is a leading innovation hub with many academic institutions providing an engine for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Using Cummings Properties’ Greater Boston Area portfolio as an example, this webinar will include an overview of what to inventory before you start, important leasing terminology to understand, different… Read More

How Investors are using Revenue-Based Financing as an Alternative Model for Funding Startups

Ben Littauer is an angel investor with Walnut Ventures and has made investments in more than 40 companies over the past 12 years and meeting perhaps a new company a day for advice or mentorship. For the past couple of years he has been looking at an alternate funding structure, Revenue-Based Financing (RBF), that would allow investment in companies that don’t fit the normal VC/angel equity investment model. Please join us to… Read More

International Considerations When Filing Patents

Patents are vital for moving new inventions and discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace.  However, securing strong patents worldwide is expensive and difficult, and one of the most common pitfalls is to treat patents as a commodity or an expense where costs should be minimized, rather than as a significant value driver for the business.  This talk will not only look at the basics of patenting, but also discuss how patents… Read More