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For medical device entrepreneurs, an office hours opportunity from MassMedic

Posted by Scott Kirsner  December 1, 2009 10:09 AM

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More events worth knowing about on the Open Office Hours front, this time from the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council, a/k/a MassMedic...

Amy Frederick wrote in yesterday to make sure I knew about a mentoring program she runs within MassMedic called MedTech Ignite, which aims to create high-powered mentoring opportunities for device start-ups.

Frederick explained:

    For the past year, since I have been director of the program, we have been running a series of office hour programs. Here, the goal is to provide the start-up company with one-on-one feedback for a specific topic after a general overview for the given program. Past office hours have included IP office hours, regulatory office hours, [and] next week the Ignite program will be hosting a Corporations 101 office hours. For more information on this program please go to:

Next week's event is at the Waltham offices of the law firm Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, and it's free. (You need to register online, though, and this is for medical device folks only.)

Here's the description:

    Early stage MedTech companies will have the opportunity to hear a presentation on the basics of doing business in the corporate or limited liability company form, what these entities are, how they are structured, their various constituencies, their capital structures. The presentation will be followed by questions and answers by the experienced attorneys of Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton. The program will conclude with networking and private consultations if desired on questions not suitable for the general audience. Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton has generously donated their space and sponsored this event to assist the MedTECH IGNITE program increase the number of viable start-ups in Massachusetts.

To which I say: Rock on.

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