Business Operating Basics

Intensive Workshop for Entrepreneurs



Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 5:30pm – 8:30pm


Location: Hera Hub – 9710 Scranton Rd., San Diego, CA 92121


Have you thought of starting your own business but don’t know what it will take?  Have you just started your business and are finding out that there are areas within your operation where you could use some help?  Then this event is for you! 


For this uniquely structured event we have gathered experts in key aspects of starting and operating life science companies. Specific topics include: Legal, Human Resources, Accounting, Information Technology, and Facilities.  We have experts who will give basic information, best tips, and current practices.  This is a breakout session style workshop where you will have the opportunity to ask experienced advisors and business leaders’ questions about operating a business.  


This is an event not to miss if you are thinking of starting your own business or have just started one.  We hope to see you there!


What you will get out of this program:


Basic information, best practices, tips

Top 10 things you need to know

Small group discussion with San Diego advisors and mentors



Small Group Discussions

(Three rounds, 30-40 minutes each, each with a different advisor and mentor)


Topic Experts:

Accounting: Dave Heistein, Profitwise Accounting

Information Technology: Alex Velasquez, Velasquez and Associates

Human Resources: Anita Manzo, Avitas Group

Facilities: Troy Gardner, FM&O Advisors, Inc.

Legal: Mike Brown, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Mentor Line-up:

Jiwu Wang, Founder and CEO, Allele Biosciences

Taylor Moyer, Founder and CEO, Managed Lab Services

Scott Thacher, CEO, Orphagen Pharmaceuticals

Additional Mentors to be announced


Space is limited. $30/person for members, $50/person for non-members

Register today via our webpage at


The 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.