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Prince William County Lunch & Learn; Discussion on Debt and Equity Financing Options for Startups!
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When: Thursday, April 4, 2019
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research
10920 George Mason Circle
Room 1004
Manassas, Virginia  20109
United States
Contact: Christopher Girdwood

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

George Mason University Science & Tech Campus 
Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research
10920 George Mason Cir,
Room 1004
Manassas, VA 20109

Join us for a Discussion on Debt and Equity Financing Options for Startups!

Interested in learning more about debt and equity financing options for startups? Julie and Dhruv from Silicon Valley Bank will outline specific trends in life science & healthcare funding and exits, which will include an introduction to venture debt financing. The presenters will also outline the fundamentals of economic rights of preferred equity, and discuss trends in private company valuations.

Julie S. Betts
Managing Director, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Mid-Atlantic & Southeast
Silicon Valley Bank
Julie Betts is a Managing Director on the National Life Sciences Team for Silicon Valley Bank, covering the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets.  Based in Virginia, Julie focuses on providing specialized banking and lending services to the innovation economy with specific focus on growing the Bank's healthcare practice. Prior to joining the commercial banking team, Julie led SVB's Life Science Strategic Advisory effort, where she led execution on  M&A transactions, deal sourcing, benchmarking, strategic valuations, structuring and transaction support. Prior to SVB, Julie worked for 10 years at Greenhill & Co LLC, a boutique investment bank, Prudential Securities in the M&A Group and at J.P. Morgan in the Syndicated Leveraged Finance Group. Julie received an M.B.A. with honors from Columbia and a B.S. from the University of Virginia.

Dhruv K. Vig, PhD,
Senior Associate, LS & Healthcare Insights
Silicon Valley Bank
Dhruv is part of Silicon Valley Bank’s Insights team, where he leverages a combination of SVB’s priority data, its vantage point within the innovation ecosystem and healthcare industry knowledge to build strategic relationships and publish thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining SVB, Dhruv co-founded a Digital Health company and worked with entrepreneurs at SRI (formerly Stanford Research Institute) International helping them launch their ventures. He holds a doctorate from the University of Arizona and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in computational biophysics. He was awarded $110,000 for two years by the Maryland Stem Cell Foundation to conduct human stem cell based research, and one of seven people to receive a prestigious Nanotechnology for Cancer Research (NTCR) fellowship.

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