Next Innovation Cafe addresses mistakes to avoid when starting a company

Building a team, raising funds, creating a business model and managing cash flow are all common themes among start-up companies. The next Innovation Cafe features Jonathan Lourie, partner at Edwards Wildman and Palmer LLP, who will present the top 10 mistakes to avoid when starting a company.

Lourie’s international experience working with science and technology clients through the commercialization process allows him to share the dos and don’ts for start-up companies. Faculty, staff, post-docs and students are invited from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on March 20, in the University Conference Center on the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine campus.

Lourie represents companies and individuals around the world in joint ventures, technology transfer, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, international law and securities law.

He was named a Life Science All Star by Euromoney/LMG in 2012 and has been routinely listed in Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers. His expertise consists of U.S. and international biotech, pharmaceutical, research tools, and medical device companies in transactions involving collaborations such as vaccines, drug delivery technologies, therapeutics, research tool technologies, and more. In addition, he has represented these companies in venture financing, mergers, and acquisitions.

Lourie is regularly involved in licensing research institutions technologies to private companies for both companies and research institutions.

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with regional innovators and learn more about the commercialization process from an industry expert.

Space is limited. Reserve a spot today by visiting

The Innovation Café series is a program of the Penn State Hershey Office of Technology Development.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015