All times are in Eastern time (EDT).

September 21, 2020 (Monday)

Opening (20:00 – 20:55)

Moderator: Claire Hur, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Opening Remarks, Kyeong Ho Yang, Ph.D., STEP-UP Chair
Welcoming Remarks, Soolyeon Cho, Ph.D., KSEA President
Congratulatory Remarks, Sung-kwang Yang, Ph.D., INNOPOLIS President
Keynote Speech – “Toward the Cure of Parkinson’s Disease from Bench to Bed”, Kwang-Soo Kim, Ph.D., Professor, Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital

Coffee Break (20:55 – 21:00)
Academic Entrepreneurship (21:00 – 23:00 – A)

Moderator: Nayoung Lee Louie, Ph.D., Director of Strategy, Neuraly Inc.

21:00 – 21:45: “Academic Entrepreneurship”, Phillip Phan, Ph.D., Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
21:45 – 22:30: “From Invention to Impact: Empowering Researchers through the NSF I-Corps and Customer Discovery Training”, Jim Chung, M.A., Associate VP for Research, George Washington University
22:30 – 23:00: “Sharing Experience in Labs to Business” Joonyul Kim, Ph.D., CEO of Ciscovery Bio Inc.

Entering the US Market (21:00 – 23:00 – B)

Moderator: Sang Tae Park, Ph.D., CEO, COREE LLC

21:00 – 21:45: “Strategy in Entering the US Market”, Jinyong Oh, MBA, AMP, Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson, Medical Devices
21:45 – 22:30: “Collaboration with Korean-American Scientists to Effectively Enter the US Market”, Kyeong Ho Yang, Ph.D., KITEE President
22:30 – 23:00: Q/A & Panel Discussion


September 22, 2020 (Tuesday)

FDA and Regulatory Strategy (20:00 – 23:30)

Moderator: Luke YS Oh, Ph.D., KAPAL President

20:00 – 20:45: “Regulatory Strategies in Drug/Biologics Development and Approval”, Hae Young Ahn, Ph.D., CEO of Ahn Bio Consulting
20:45 – 21:25: ” FDA – Regulating Medical Devices”, Do-Hyun Kim, Ph.D., CEO of BT Solutions

Coffee Break (21:25 – 21:30)

21:30 – 21:40: “Scheer Partners- Sponsor Introduction”, Matt Brady, Principal & Senior Vice President

21:40 – 22:20: “Legal and Regulatory Requirements under FDA Law & Due Diligence during Transactions”,  Cori Goldberg, J.D., MPH, Partner and Sung Won Park, J.D., Senior Associate, Reed Smith Law Firm
22:20 – 23:00: Q/A & Panel Discussion


September 23, 2020 (Wednesday)

IP Strategy and the Law (20:00 – 23:00)

Moderator: Jeong Kuen Song, Ph.D., KAPAL Vice President

20:00 – 20:30: “Patent for startups”, Janice H. Logan, Ph.D., J.D., Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
20:30 – 21:00: “Patent for cross border companies”, Minchul Yang, Ph.D., J.D., Managing Partner, STIP Law Group
21:00 – 21:30: “Technology licensing / transfer for startups and cross border companies”, Nayoung Lee Louie, Ph.D., Director of Strategy, Neuraly Inc.

Coffee Break (21:30 – 21:40)

21:40 – 22:20: “Company Structures of Cross-Border Companies”, Don Ryu (CPA & Founder of Pistis Tax Advisors), Tae Heum Jeong (KSV Global Innovations), and Nayoung Lee Louie (Neuraly Inc.)
22:20 – 23:00: Q/A & Panel Discussion


September 24, 2020 (Thursday)

Fundraising (20:00 – 22:20)

Moderator: Tae Heum Jeong, Managing Partner, KSV Global Innovations

20:00 – 20:30: “Non-Dilutive Funding”, Il Minn, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship Director, KSEA.
20:30 – 21:00: “US Healthcare Finance Market Overview”, Mark Dempster, Managing Director, STIFEL
21:00 – 21:30: KSEA’s Support for Entrepreneurship, Jun-Seok Oh, Ph.D., KSEA Entrepreneurship TF Chair

21:30 – 22:20: Investor Panel Discussion
Tae Heum Jeong, Managing Partner, KSV Global Innovations
John Nahm, Managing Partner, Strong Ventures
Ohsang Kwon, Ph.D., MBA, Managing Partner, Primer Sazze
David R. Kim, Head of Eastern US, The Yozma Group

Coffee Break (22:20 – 22:30)
Closing (22:30 – 23:00)

Moderator: Claire Hur, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Award Ceremony
Closing Remarks, Kyeong Ho Yang, Ph.D., STEP-UP Chair