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A practical guide to financing a Life Sciences start-up

5. März 2018, 15:15 bis 20:00 Uhr

Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area AG, Gewerbestrasse 24, 4123 Allschwil

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Financing Biotech start-ups usually requires interacting with venture capital investors since the financial resources need to succeed exceeds what founders can summon up and bank loans are not applicable. This means dealing with terms such as liquidation preference, ESOPs or fully diluted shares. For start-ups seeking equity based financing it is of uttermost interest to understand this language and know about the specifics of negotiation with venture capital investors.
The seminar on
March 5th at Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area AG (Gewerbestrasse 24) in Allschwil will give founders and people thinking about founding a biotech start-up an interactive introduction into equity based financing. Furthermore, the participants will work on a case study of a series A financing round. They will develop a term sheet dealing with the specifics of venture capital financing.
The seminar will be given by Ruedi Gygax, a CTI start-up coach and former Managing Director of the Novartis Venture Fund as well as former Managing Partner of Nextech Invest.
Furthermore, the seminar will be accompanied by Peter Kresta from KSP, an entrepreneur and management consultant, among others, in the area of biotech financing.



Welcome and introduction of participants


Introductory lecture and presentation of the case study

( break)

Work on the term sheet of the case study (divided into two groups: investors group and founders group)


Discussion of term sheet and final, interactive lecture


Q&A and wrap-up



Participation is free of charge but seats are limited. Please note that
registration via email to is compulsory and subjected to validation. Priority will be given to people with concrete projects and/or already founded start-ups. 


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