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LEAP & MIT CEO Entrepreneur BootCamp Series II Coming

Updated: Mar 4, 2021

LEAP is set to launch the Entrepreneur BootCamp Series II on March 5, 2021. In 2019, LEAP launched its first Entrepreneur BootCamp series, including 10 sessions of lectures for entrepreneurs and professionals in the field of life sciences and technology. The lectures covered practical skills to build a startup, topics covering business development, tax, legal, negotiation and leadership, etc., given by investors, lawyers, CPA, executives and successful entrepreneurs.

Encouraged by the applause it received, this year, LEAP has joined hands with MIT CEO (MIT Chinese Entrepreneur Organization) as well as other organizations (see the end of the post) to launch the Entrepreneur BootCamp Series II by rolling out more in-depth sessions.

The BootCamp this year will be running from March to June via online events with three major components:

  • General sessions, including core entrepreneurship knowledge and skill sets.

  • Focused sessions, including in-depth discussion on biotech and medtech hot topics.

  • Virtual incubation, providing one-on-one VC/Mentors to Participants coach sessions on specific questions faced by entrepreneurs, such as business plan, legal issues, pitching, connecting with VCs, etc. (Note this is a selective event and requires registering as a team. Please check the box and fill in the info prompted during registration if you are interested. )

We welcome all entrepreneurs, students, scholars and professionals in the field of interest to sign up for our sessions. In addition, we encourage participants to be included in our Talent and Alumni Network program, which we will provide more support for participants including matching partners for your startups, finding mentors and advisors, etc.

Session 1: Legal Considerations in Corporate Formation and Governance

A business starts from founding your own company. In the first session of our BootCamp Series II, we invited Qing Han, Esq. from Goodwin Procter LLP to talk about the common legal issues in corporate formation and governance, including:

  • Choosing the appropriate corporate structure (especially for overseas operations)

  • Choosing the appropriate form and location of your business entity

  • Logics and best practices in corporate governance

  • Hiring service providers and providing equity incentives

  • Getting your company ready for financing

Time: 7:00 pm PT, March 5 / 10:00 pm ET, March 5

Registration Link:

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Next session: US-China IP Strategy

(This session will be conducted in Mandarin Chinese)

IP is the most important asset for life sciences and tech startups, and implicates the core value of the business. In the second session of our Entrepreneur BootCamp Series II, we will invite Miao Cheng, Esq. from Beijing Cheng & Peng IP Law Office to talk about the differences in U.S. and China IP protection systems, best practices to protect your IP if your business will involve operations in both countries, and pitfalls to avoid.

  • IP tips for entrepreneurs

  • U.S. and China IP systems

  • Major challenges for founders who build business in China

  • Case study on China market entry of multinational corporations

Future sessions in a glance

  • General:

  • Tax Structuring and Tax Considerations in Business Operations

  • Business Plan Drafting & Effective Pitching

  • Understanding the Financing Term Sheet

  • Entrepreneur Decision Making and Negotiation

  • Trends in Life Sciences Capital Markets

  • Fireside Chat on Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • More to come...

  • Subdivision:

  • Lessons Learned from Developing ML for Healthcare

  • Business Development for Life Sciences Companies

  • China - U.S. Drug Regulatory Systems

  • Regulations and pitfalls in healthcare

  • Case Study on New Drug Development

  • The Trends of China’s Healthcare Reform

  • Navigating Global Medical Devices Market

  • More to come...


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