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Secrets to an Effective Pitch Deck

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Best Practices for Developing an Effective Non-Confidential Pitch Deck

Have an amazing product but don’t want to comprimise your IP to talk to investors? You don’t want to be “that guy” who brings an NDA to every meeting?

What you Will Learn: How to create an amazing pitch deck without comprimising intellectual property.

Who Should Attend: Startups and Small Businesses who are trying to navigate the choppy waters of intellectual property.

Dan Watkins is a co-founder of Mercury Fund where he leads the Sciences team. He focuses on both Physical and Life Sciences startups, many at the formation or university spinoff stage. Prior to Mercury, Dan served in a number of operational roles including initial CEO of DNAtrix, Courier Therapeutics and Nanospectra Biosciences. Previously, Dan held the roles of Vice President at a boutique investment banking firm and Worldwide Manager of Operations Control Systems for Scientific Software-Intercomp (Baker Hughes). Dan currently serves on the board of directors of a number of life sciences companies including: DNAtrix, GlycosBio (industrial biotechnology), Swift Biosciences (next generation sequencing), Sinopsys Surgical (medical device) and Resonant Therapeutics (novel antibody discovery) and Courier Therapeutics (immunotherapy). Dan received a B.S. from Rice University and a M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, all in Materials Science. Outside of Mercury, Dan serves on the advisory boards of Northwestern University’s Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO), the University of Michigan’s Venture Center Council, and BioHouston. Dan is also the co-founder of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Rice University.


January 18
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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