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May 26, 2015

Kite Pharma (Senior Managers)
Arie Belldegrun MD, FACS
Chairman, President & CEO

Cynthia Butitta
COO & CFO

David Chang MD, Ph.D.
EVP of R&D, CMO
Kite Pharma’s Journey from a UCLA Incubator to NASDAQ Listing
Hear about how UCLA faculty co-founders formed Kite Pharma and the factors that led to their successful IPO

Guest Speakers:
- Arie Belldegrun MD, FACS – Chairman, President & CEO
- Cynthia Butitta – COO & CFO
- David Chang MD, PhD – EVP of R&D, CMO

Followed by Networking Reception

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May 12, 2015

Ronald K. Fierstein
Author, A Triumph of
Genius: Edwin Land,
Polaroid, and the
Kodak Patent War

Edwin Land, Polaroid and the IP battle with Kodak

Guest Speaker:

Ronald K. Fierstein
Author of a new biography of Edwin Land, the founder of Polaroid


April 14, 2015

Leon Chen, Ph.D
Venture Partner,
OrbiMed Healthcare Fund
The Economic Environment that Influences the Transition of Science to Product

A discussion about the multifactorial calculation of FDA, Payers, VCs and their impact on healthcare startups

Guest Speaker:

Leon Chen, Ph.D
Venture Partner, OrbiMed Healthcare Fund

Sponsored by UCLA OIP-ISR


March 19, 2015

Dr. Henry Samueli
Co-founder, Chairman
& CTO, Broadcom
Building a Business, from Academia to Industry

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Henry Samueli
Co-founder, Chairman & CTO – Broadcom

Co-Sponsored by GChESS & The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


January 27, 2015

Farhad Parhami
Founder, MAX
BioPharma Inc.
Leveraging Strategic Partnerships for your Startup

Learn how this UCLA startup pursued, structured and negotiated a Big Pharma deal leading to non-dilutive funding!

Guest Speaker:

Farhad Parhami Ph.D., MBA
Founder, MAX BioPharma Inc.

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September 30, 2014

Howard Leonhardt
Founder & CEO,
Leonhardt Ventures
CEO & Exec Chairman,
BioLeonhardt

Investment strategies for Startups

How we turned $3000 of startup capital into a world leading market position for stent grafts

Guest Speaker:

Howard Leonhardt
Founder & CEO – Leonhardt Ventures
CEO & Exec Chairman – BioLeonhardt

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August 11, 2014

Mike Jones
CEO, Science Media Inc.
Fireside Chat – LA's Startup Ecosystem

Hear how entrepreneurs view LA’s strengths & weaknesses, investment trends, what’s hot (or not) & exit opportunities

Guest Speaker:

Mike Jones
CEO, Science Media Inc.

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