From Startup to a Billion Dollar Exit - "The Covis Story"
What is the current and future landscape of the pharmaceutical and specialty pharma industry? How can a start-up company navigate the legal, regulatory, cross-border structuring, life-cycle management and licensing challenges to build a billion dollar company?
Come hear relevant insights regarding the merger and financing environment, industry trends and developments, and how a company achieved worldwide sales growth through license agreements and efficient structuring that ultimately led to a billion dollar exit.
Jack Davis, Former Chief Executive Officer, Covis Pharmaceuticals, Sari
Sean King, President & Managing Direcotor, Align Global Consulting
Banks Bourne, Chief Executive Officer/Sr. Managing Director, Bourne Partners
Tim C. Gupton, Partner & Financial Advisor, HPG Wealthcare Advisors, LLC
Presented by NC COIN and NCBiotech
4:00 p.m. - Registration
4:30 p.m. - Program
6:00 p.m. - Reception and networking
Tickets are $25 advance/$35 on-site
Why people join BCG and why they stay
Monday, December 5 at 6 pm ET (register here)
BCG is the No. 3 firm on Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list in 2016— recognized for "setting the bar" with regards to our investment in our people. In this webinar, we will give you a look behind the curtain and share our insights around the People Processes that help us secure our consistent top 5 ranking. You will hear from some of BCG's most senior leaders and learn about our Staffing, Training, Career Development, and Mobility programs. We will also review PTO (Predictability, Teaming, and Open Communication), and Flexibility@BCG, and, and how passionate we feel about creating value for our clients in an environment that is professionally sustainable and personally fulfilling.
We are excited to announce this session will be led by Jason Guggenheim, Partner in BCG Atlanta, and Head of North America Recruiting, and Susan Grimbilas, Partner in BCG New York and Head of Business Services/HR/Operations for the Americas region.
Current and Future Role of Data Science in the North Carolina Economy
Associate Director of the Office of Science, Technology & Innovation
Speakers from UNC’s Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and the North Carolina Board of Science and Technology will provide insight from a project they completed regarding data science and the North Carolina economy. Working together, the National Consortium for Data Science (including RENCI) and the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Office of Science, Technology & Innovation benchmarked the importance of the technology sector to North Carolina. They will present insight from their findings, including interviews with numerous stakeholders across state universities and industry.
Scott Doron is the Associate Director of the Office of Science, Technology & Innovation. Appointed in 2013, he assists in the Office’s executive functions, including the conducting of research, policy, and programs to ensure the growth of technology jobs critical to the state’s future economy. He also serves as a scientific and technical resource to the Department of Commerce and the Board of Science, Technology & Innovation, and assists with proactive growth and recruitment of innovative firms. Doron previously directed the Southern Technology Council, part of the Southern Growth Policies Board. In that capacity, he promoted technology-based economic development and emerging industries across the South. He specialized in creating industry/university/government partnerships in a myriad of technology fields, including advanced materials, clean energy, nanotechnology, and entrepreneurship. Other initiatives include identification and dissemination of best practices, and analysis/reporting of technology trends and employment. Doron previously served as Associate Manager of Strategic Research for the South Carolina Department of Commerce, assisting in the management of a target industry program. He had also served as a Development Analyst for Isis Innovation—the new technology transfer office of Oxford University, in the United Kingdom. Other career experiences include managing a computer technical support department and administering grants for the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Doron earned an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in English and American Studies from the College of Idaho
Five Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change
Monday, November 21 at 7 pm ET (register here)
Who says change needs to be hard? Organizational change expert Jim Hemerling thinks adapting your business in today's constantly-evolving world can be invigorating instead of exhausting. He outlines five imperatives, centered on putting people first, for turning company reorganization into an empowering, energizing task for all.
Jim Hemerling is a Senior Partner and Managing Director in BCG's People and Organization and Transformation practices, and is based in our San Francisco office. He leads BCG's global behavior and culture topic, and has published extensively on transformation, organization effectiveness, and culture. A shorter version of Jim's talk was featured at our most recent TED@BCG event, May of this year, hosted in Paris. Join us to hear more!
Please join the UNC Science and Buisiness Club as we host a recruiting event for Triangle Insights Group. Triangle Insights Group is a boutique healthcare and life science strategy consulting firm located in Durham. For more information on the company, please visit their website: http://www.triangleinsights.com/
The event will begin with a short presentation, followed by a Q and A session with Megan Thomas and Ryan Coe. Pizza will be provided.
To register for the event: http://tinyurl.com/hrsmtfh.
Research Intensive Careers in Industry
A panel of PhDs who have significant experience in research-intensive fields will discuss characteristics of research-intensive jobs, application processes, preparation for entering the field, and other important issues. Research intensive careers represented on the panel will include R&D at big pharma and small biotech, drug development, CRO, etc. The panel discussion will be followed by networking session with hors d’oeuvres.
Research Related Careers in Industry
A panel of professionals from a wide-range of research-related careers will discuss a range of topics including potential career paths, the interview process, career preparation, and other important topics. Research related careers represented on the panel will include Business Development, Consulting, Regulatory Affairs, MSLs, and writing careers. The panel discussion will be followed by networking session with hors d’oeuvres.
Please join the UNC Science and Business Club as we host a recruiting event with Insight Strategy Advisors (ISA). ISA is a boutique, healthcare and life science consulting firm located in New York City. For over 10 years, ISA has provided innovative solutions to a wide range of clients including 17 of the world’s top 34 pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
For more information on the company, please investigate their website: http://insightstrategyadvisors.com/
This event will begin with a short presentation by representatives of ISA, followed by a Q and A session. Refreshments will be provided.
Register at: http://tinyurl.com/jjfsn6t
Getting Your Foot in the Door
A panel of hiring managers and HR representatives will provide important information on the hiring process in industrial careers. Topics of discussion include resume building/advice, application timeline, interviewing advice, negotiation, hiring trends, and tips on how to get your foot in the industry door. Following the panel discussion there will be tables set up for resume review with career development staff and panelists (limited availability, sign ups at the beginning of the panel).
Industry Leadership Essentials
In the first half of session 2 Will Frey, Assistant Manager of Organization & Professional Development at UNC, will describe common leadership styles and how to adapt your style when working with people of varying personality types. Will is the author of many books including “Ease into Freedom: Keys for Reducing Stress and Unlocking Your Potential (2016)”.
Following Will Frey’s portion Professor Mark McNeilly, Kenan Flagler Business School, will present a workshop titled “Leading in the Middle”. In it you will learn how to manage up and navigate the political structures common in the corporate workplace.
Culture of Industry vs Academia
An introduction to the world of business with Don Rose and Nancy Fisher. Nancy Fisher will talk about the similarities and differences between industry and academic culture, drawing on her experiences working in academia as a tenure-track professor, as well as in industry as a consultant and technology manager for BD Technologies. Don Rose will talk about the landscape and anatomy of a company, drawing on his extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry.