Few seminar topics engage a startup audience as wholly as intellectual property, given that it’s viewed as one of the most critical components to success. Not only does it protect a company and allow it to compete among larger players, but it raises a startup’s profile among investors. In fact, 85 percent of medical device VCs say they view patents as a critical factor for funding consideration.
From rugged outwear to groundbreaking medical devices, W. L. Gore & Associates, a diversified material science company, serves virtually every industry you can think of.
That creativity of application can only be built by one thing – a focus on innovation.
The Fogarty Institute has long enjoyed a reciprocal and collaborative relationship with El Camino Health, and over the years we have benefited from the expertise and mentoring of not only its physicians, but also its executive team.
Recently, Jim Griffith, who joined El Camino Hospital as chief operating officer in 2018,
One of the most strategically important topics for a startup is commercialization – the point when a company transitions from research focus to generating revenue, scaling the organization, and potentially driving toward an exit. As part of its educational series, the Fogarty Institute recently hosted an impressive panel who offered their thoughts on managing this important phase of a company’s lifecycle.
A patent attorney and inventor who also has extensive experience successfully founding companies, Earl ”Eb” Bright has been an invaluable player in advancing the medical technology industry.
In addition to his role as president and general counsel of ExploraMed, he has served on the executive team of many of its startup companies,
Every now and then you meet someone who deeply inspires you to strive to be the best individual and leader you can be – and who shows you the value and role of soft skills, like grit, creativity and communication, to not only survive the daily challenges we all face, but to thrive despite them.
Virtually every business talk or news story today emphasizes the revolutionary new technological advances that will transform the job landscape. And it’s true – technologies such as artificial intelligence, robots and digital platforms are already enhancing the way we work.
But often lost in the focus on these shiny new objects, is the need for workers to nimbly adapt to new environments,
“Innovation is a discipline that can be both taught and honed,” is one of the mottos behind the Fogarty Institute educational workshop series. These sessions are designed to inspire both early-stage and seasoned entrepreneurs, but also give them insight into the best practices that will help them succeed as they take their ventures to the next level.