New XIRs; new CTV advisors; IP class this Fall!
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I’d like to introduce our Fall 2016 Executives in Residence (XIRs)! As you may know, CTV’s XIR program connects Columbia inventors and technologies with seasoned industry executives, venture capitalists and serial entrepreneurs who will be on campus frequently to meet with teams. This Fall, our returning XIRs (Linda Dujack; Arikha Moses; Mahmoud Mahmoudian) will be joined by three new XIRs: Deb Zajac (most recently Director at GE Ventures); Charles Goldstein (mostly recently Sr. Vice President / Chief Scientific Officer Greater Asia for Becton Dickenson); and Randall Kaye (serial entrepreneur, most recently at SSI Strategy and Axsome Therapeutics). You can see the full Fall 2016 Class of XIRs here.

We are also excited to announce the launch of the CTV Executive Advisors Network (XAN), a new initiative designed to provide mentorship, networking, marketing feedback and investing advice to promising CTV startups, entrepreneurs and inventors. CTV’s XANs come from backgrounds in entrepreneurship, venture capital, R&D, product design and business development, representing companies including Merck, Alcatel Lucent, Viacom, Amazon, Vimeo, Acorda Therapeutics, Medica Ventures, Shutterstock, IBM, Intel, Sanofi, Xerox, and Google. You can see bios for our growing list of XANs here. If you are interested in speaking with one of our CTV XIR or XAN members, please email techventures@columbia.edu.

Finally, I wanted to remind you that this Fall B-term, Columbia will be offering another session of the six-week course called Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs, which Jeff Sears (Columbia’s Chief Patent Counsel) and I will be teaching. The course is open to all current Columbia students, faculty, and staff. Registration is open and the syllabus can be found here; register via SSOL or Courseworks (Course IEOR E4577), or if that fails you, via the request form here. If you aren't on campus, some videos from the Fall 2015 course are also available here.

We hope that you can take advantage of these and other great resources available to the Columbia community and others, including the CTV events and opportunities detailed below!
 
Cheers,

Orin Herskowitz
Executive Director, CTV
VP for Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer
RECENT NEWS & DEALS
The next hiring round for the world-famous CTV Fellows Program opens Sept. 12! We are recruiting Columbia graduate students and post-docs from all academic disciplines to participate in this paid, part-time Fellowship, focusing on university tech transfer and technology commercialization.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, 9/9, 12:30pm, Morningside - Power Bridge NY Info Session - Securing financing is a challenge for any startup, but understanding the path to financing and common pitfalls you may encounter along the way will pay off in the long term. This info session will cover different financing models for startups, what to expect in negotiations, and more.
 
Tuesday, 9/13 (Morningside) + Wednesday, 9/14 (Morningside), 4pm - CTV Fellows Program Info Sessions - The Fellows Program at Columbia Technology Ventures offers the chance for Columbia graduate students and post-docs to gain experience with university tech transfer and technology commercialization. Chat with current Fellows and CTV staff members to learn more about this opportunity.

Tuesday, 9/13 (CUMC) + Wednesday, 9/14 (Morningside), 4pm - ELabNYC Info Sessions - Calling all bioentrepreneurs! Thinking of starting your own bio or health tech company? Entrepreneurship Lab NYC  is looking for interested research scientists, doctors and engineers for upcoming 2017 cohort. Learn more at one of the upcoming info sessions. 
 
Friday,  9/16, 12pm, Morningside - Financing Your Startup: All Money is Not Equal - Securing financing is a challenge for any startup, but understanding the path to financing and common pitfalls you may encounter along the way will pay off in the long term. This info session will cover different financing models for startups, what to expect in negotiations, and more.
 
Thursday, 9/22, 8am, Morningside - NYC Media Lab 2016 Annual Summit - The fourth annual NYC Media Lab Summit is a snapshot of the best thinking, projects, and talent in digital media from universities in NYC and beyond. This is an opportunity for media execs, technologists, and decision makers to explore the future of media.

Thursday, 9/29, 12pm, Morningside - Convertible Notes for Startups - Emerging growth advisors and creators of Mintz Levin's MintzEdge program will discuss the ins and outs of convertible notes for startups, including the advantages and disadvantages from a legal and funding perspective. Lunch will be served.

Friday, 10/21, 11am, Morningside - Patents 101 - As the Columbia technology transfer experience demonstrates, patents can provide a successful vehicle for generating research funding for university inventions. This session offers a patent law primer focusing on what you need to know to preserve patent protection for your inventions.

Wednesday, 10/26, 2pm - Webinar: Navigating Government Contracts and Awards - Learn from the experts at Jameson how to navigate government contract and grant awards come with financial strings attached. This webinar will cover what you need to do to have an acceptable accounting system, common mistakes to avoid, and more.  
 
Wednesday, 11/9, CUMC - Venture Capital Investing in the Biotech Startup Space - Join Columbia WIN for a discussion exploring venture capital investing in biotech companies with Charlotte Hubbert of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
 
Friday, 11/18, CUMC - Fireside Chat with Nina Tandon and Hemai Parthasarathy - Join Columbia WIN for a discussion between two leading members of the early-stage biotech community. Nina Tandon, CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, and Hemai Parthasarathy, Scientific Director of Breakout Labs and the Thiel Foundation will discuss lessons on entrepreneurship, advice for those looking to launch their own companies., and more.
OPPORTUNITIES
Deadline Monday, 9/26 - Apply for the CTV Fellows Program - The Fellows Program at Columbia Technology Ventures offers the chance for Columbia graduate students and post-docs to gain experience with university technology transfer and technology commercialization. Application opens 9/12.

Call for Proposals: Allied-Bristol Life Sciences - Apply for the CATALYST program, which aims to identify and develop commercially-promising biopharmaceutical innovations from leading universities and research institutions.
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