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[ SBN Networking Event Fall 2018 ]


SBN Networking Event 2018 6PM, November 27th, 2018 Event Details here (


[ Building Biotech-Creating Opportunities in the BC Bioeconomy ]


Building Biotech 2018 Thursday, Sept 27, 6:00pm Coast Coal Harbour Hotel View Event Details (


[ Genome BC Poster Competition 2018 ]


Upcoming: Thursday, May 24th, 2018 UBC's Pharmaceutical Sciences-Atrium Event details here ( )...


[ Networking Night ]


Upcoming: Tuesday, July 26th, 2017 6:30-9:00 pm, Steamworks Brewpub View Event Details (


[ Annual General Meeting 2017 ]


Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 5:30-7:00 pm, at BC Cancer Research Centre, Dorothy Lam Boardroom, 1st floor View Event Details (


[ SBN Soiree 2017 ]


Wednesday June 7th, 2017 6:00pm-9:00 pm, at TELUS World of Science View Event Details (


[ Research Exchange & Poster Competition 2017 ]


Research Exchange & Poster Competition 2017 Thursday, May 25th, 2017 8:30am-4:00 pm, at UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building Main Foyer, 2405 Wesbrook Mall View Event D..


[ Networking Night ]


Upcoming: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 6:30PM - 9:00PM Central City Brewpub (Central City Shopping Centre, 13450 102 Ave) View Event Details (


[ Career Connect - CDRD ]


Upcoming: Tuesday, March 7 2017 1:30PM - 5:00PM; 2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver View Event Details (


[ Biotech Expo 2017 ]


Upcoming: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 5:30PM - 9:00PM Jack Poole Hall at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Center (6163 University Blvd) Event details here (


SBN Venture Ready Program

Want to explore career paths? 
     Dream of starting your own biotech company? 
          Interested in networking opportunities?

This is the course for you!

Are you interested in working for a start-up biotech company or eventually starting one yourself? Student Biotechnology Network and Beedie School of Business are bringing you the SBN Venture-Ready course, covering the essential concepts of running a business in the life sciences industry.  In just 8 weeks, you will learn the fundamentals from how to raise money, to licensing deals, and sales & marketing, plus a lot more......


Time & Location

Date: May 9th to June 27th (every Monday evening)
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Location: Segal Graduate School of Business, Simon Fraser University, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1W6

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Course Agenda

Date  Class 

May 9th 2011

Cost of Doing Business

Major costs associated with R&D, general administration and sales & marketing
Speaker: Norma Biln, Executive Officer and Co-founder, Augurex Life Sciences

May 16th 2011

Competition Analysis and Market Assessment

How to conduct market assessment and competition analysis of a biotech product
Speaker: Clay Braziller, Principal, Clay Braziller and Associates

May 24rd 2011

* Date change to Tuesday May 24th in lieu of Victoria Day

Intellectual Property

Patents and freedom to operate
Speaker: Dr. Konrad Sechley, Principal Patent Agent, Gowlings Lafleur Henderson LLP

May 30th 2011

Financing Options

Angels vs. venture capital funds
Speaker: Malcolm Kendall, Co-founder, CEO and Director, Indel Therapeutics

June 6th 2011

Financing Options (cont'd)

Initial public offerings and merger & acquisitions
Speaker: Malcolm Kendall, Co-founder, CEO and Director, Indel Therapeutics

June 13th 2011

Regulatory Affairs

Regulation by FDA & Health Canada and clinical trials
Speaker: Dr. Larry Gontovnick,Drug Development Consultant

June 20th 2011

Licensing and technology commercialization

Negotiationa & agreements and technology commercialization
Speaker: Dr. Joshua Eades, Senior Technology Transfer Officer, UBC University Industry Liaison Office

June 27th 2011

Sales & Marketing

Commercializing a biotech product & marketing and pricing strategies
Speaker: Dr. Clive Glover, Manager of Product Management, STEMCELL Technologies

*Schedule may be subject to minor changes

What's in it for me?

  • Excellent networking opportunities with peers and experienced individuals in the life sciences community
  • Excellent mentorship opportunities with course instructors
  • Small class size 
  • An opportunity to develop your business planning skills 

Course Registration

$150 for all 8 sessions

* SBN members recieve 50% off

How to Apply

1. Fill in the following application describing why you want to take this course and submit a resume no later then Friday April 8th 2011
2. Each application will be assessed by a panel of SBN judges
3. On April 9th  you will be contacted to whether you are accepted into the course
4. Those accepted must pay in full 30 days prior to the start of the course to ensure your spot.

The application process is now closed



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