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Wisdom Ignited: Break the Fundraising Glass Ceiling
5375 Mira Sorrento Place, #300
San Diego, CA 92121
United States
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Category: Members Only

Wisdom Ignited Workshop: Break the Fundraising Glass Ceiling

Keynote Speaker: 

Denise Bevers

Co-Founder & COO, KindredBio

Denise Bevers is an expert in clinical operations, medical affairs, and scientific communications. Denise has over 20 years of pharmaceutical and research experience, and has managed dozens of products and development programs from Phase I through Phase IV.

She was previously at Elan Pharmaceuticals, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, Quintiles, and SkyePharma. Most recently, she was President and Founding Partner of SD Scientific, a full-service medical affairs and communications company.


Issues Addressed: 

Last year, female entrepreneurs only raised $1.5B versus $58.2B by male entrepreneurs (according to Pitchbook). Now granted, there are more men out there trying to raise money than women, but that is an enormous discrepancy. There are countless theories as to why this is the case. Some say women are simply not taken as seriously as men by investors. Others argue the results and track record matter more to investors than gender.

One local San Diego woman who has broken the fundraising glass ceiling is Denise Bevers, Co-Founder and COO of KindredBio.  Alongside KindredBio's CEO, Denise has raised $60 million in IPO (NASDAQ: KIN) in 2013 and $62 million in a secondary offering in 2014 to bring the very best science and medicine in animal companions. At this dynamic workshop, Denise will be sharing key learnings from her fundraising experience on Wall Street.

Key Takeaways:

Workshop participants will walk away with a number of key takeaways, including:

  • Tips for effectively communicating your company’s vision to potential investors

  • A checklist for what should be included in your pitch deck

  • Overview of potential fundraising hurdles and how to address them

  • How-to leverage your strengths as a woman among men

  • Tips for being politely persistent to close the deal

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM

Location: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), 5375 Mira Sorrento Pl #300, San Diego, CA 92121

Cost: Members $40

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