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Virtual Roundtable: To Share, or Not to Share? That is the Question.

A Collaborative Event with our Alliance Partner, Westchester Biotech Project.

In this session, we cover the things companies and entrepreneurs fear most about sharing their ideas.


When starting a company, startup founders are not very willing to share information about their technology with others until they can secure legal patents and begin production/marketing. Their reluctance, in turn, results in less cross-pollination of ideas amongst the different companies within a given incubator, and willingness to share the scientific equipment.

Speakers will address which aspects of your intellectual property you should or should not share with others. We will discuss how to maintain good collaboration and communication, while limiting issues that could pose problems for your company or idea.

Who should attend: Entrepreneurs and early-stage companies who are the residents of shared co-working spaces such as incubators accelerators, etc. Academic and industry researchers considering starting their own companies. Co-working space managers.


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Alexander Margulis, PhD, Chief Operating Officer, Mansfield Bio-Incubator

Dr. Margulis is currently leveraging his scientific and business acumen in operation and business development. As a Chief Operating Officer at Mansfield Bio-Incubator, he is establishing a robust Life Science cluster in the Southeastern MA/RI. He achieved in a 90% occupancy within a year, in an underserved area of MA. In addition, he increased sales by 200% within two years within the US and Canada and placing the Capital Equipment instruments into world-class academic and Biotech/Pharma accounts in the Boston Area. He is trained as a Cellular and Molecular Biologist where his accomplishments include 12 authored scientific papers and numerous abstracts.

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Gilles Bolduc, PhD, Professor in Biology, Massasoit Community College, Advisory Board Member, Mansfield Bio-Incubator

Dr. Bolduc is Director of Massasioit Community College's Biotechnology Certificate Program and Professor in Biology at Massasoit.  As Director, he designed the program and a new state-of-the-art biotechnology laboratory space.  He was awarded grants that supplied the lab with the latest equipment and which support an undergraduate research program.  Prior to coming to Massasoit, Dr. Bolduc was CMC Team Leader at Cequent Pharmaceuticals, Inc and is co-inventor of a U.S. and international patent based on Cequent's lead biologic.


Scott D. Locke, Esq., Partner & Chair Intellectual Property Department, Dorf & Nelson

Scott Locke counsels clients on the procurement, enforcement, and licensing of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He provides solo inventors, start-up businesses, and well-established companies across diverse industries with strategies and tools for maximizing the return on their investment in their ingenuity, creativity, and goodwill. His clients include innovators in the fields of pharmaceuticals, delivery systems, diagnostics, siRNA technologies, Cas9 related technologies, gene therapies, and medical devices.

Additional speakers will be announced soon!

About the Mansfield BIO-Incubator:

Mansfield Bio-Incubator is a non-profit biotech, pharma, life science, and medical device business incubator facility. Our mission is to facilitate and assist the creation, growth, and success of the next generation of biotech, pharma, life science, and medical device companies.  We were created to nurture entrepreneurial and economic development in the community. We aim to do this by maintaining affordable lab and office space and making cutting-edge technology, services, training, mentoring, and a network of professional advisors available to small biotechnology companies and healthcare-related start-ups.

About the Westchester Biotech Project:

The Westchester Biotech Project brings together researchers, engineers, and data scientists from across therapeutics, diagnostics, and devices. Based in Westchester County, NY, this is a borderless initiative with opportunities for local, national, and international collaboration.