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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Part 3 - Stacking Your Deck with Mike Pape

Mike Pape is Professor of Practice in the Department of Management within the College of Business Administration, where he teaches and mentors students in entrepreneurship. Mike serves as director of the UpStarts Student Venture Accelerator within the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, which guides the most ambitious entrepreneurial students at UCF through the startup process.

He is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded several life science companies, including Esperion Therapeutics, Orchard Venture Partners (a life science venture capital firm), Akebia Therapeutics and Nymirum. He is also a veteran of both large pharmaceutical and startup life science companies having entered the industry in 1989. At Upjohn and Parke-Davis/Warner-Lambert (now Pfizer), he was instrumental in the success of numerous cardiovascular drug discovery and development programs, including Lipitor.

Mike will illustrate how to build the perfect pitch deck that will keep investors intrigued and chomping at the bit to write you a check of investment!


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