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SDEE October 2015 Event - Financings: Tales from the Tranches
Wednesday, 09.30.2015, 09:30am (GMT-7)

Wednesday, October 7th

Financings: Tales From the Tranches
and Other Adventures 

in Raising Money

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Meet San Diego Biotech leaders and learn about their experiences with raising money, from conventional early stage Angel and Venture rounds to IPOs and non-traditional reverse mergers and uplistings

Location: Bella Vista Social Club & Cafe and

The Roth Auditorium at The Sanford Consortium for 

Regenerative Medicine

2880 Torrey Scenic Drive

La Jolla, California 92037


 Zak Zimmerman, Ph.D., Forge Therapeutics

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Forrest, Ph.D., Cidara Therapeutics

Chief Operating Officer and CFO

 John Schmid

Former CFO (Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Trius Therapeutics)

Board Member  (Neos Therapeutics, AnaptysBio, Speak, Inc.)

 Bill Rice, Ph.D., Aptose Biosciences

Chairman, President and CEO 

Moderator - Randy Schreckhise, COO, Abilita Bio, Inc.

5:00 – 6:00pm     Networking, Cash Bar

6:00 – 6:10pm  Introductions

6:10 - 6:20pm 30 Second Pitch
6:20 - 8:00pm Panel Presentation and Discussion

To sign up for the 30 Second Pitch, please email:

Registration is free! RSVP:

This event is sponsored by the San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange ( The SDEE was founded by local entrepreneurs in order to provide a voice for the early stage technology startup, to encourage new entrepreneurs, and to sponsor networking and educational events to help develop the skills necessary to bring funding and business to the San Diego area.

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