Thinking of starting a new company? Join Jim Skinner in Chicago at the American Chemical Society National Meeting for the Presidential Workshop on Entrepreneurship – The Journey from Discovery to Fund Raising. Jim will present the Workshop on Saturday, August 20 from 1:00 PM CT to 5:00 PM CT at the Grand Hall K (Hyatt Regency Chicago) in person or virtual.


Take an entrepreneur’s journey through Starting a Company. Understand what lies ahead. Our Entrepreneurship Workshop will introduce you to:


Market Analysis – determining the commercial opportunity

Intellectual Property

Working with University Technology Transfer

Strategy and Business Plan

Organization – building the team, The Board of Directors, The Scientific Advisory Board, recruiting employees

Research and Development


Sales and Marketing




The Funding Presentation Deck and the Presentation to Investors


Jim Skinner is a corporate executive and serial entrepreneur. He has been a venture capital firm advisory board member. Jim has held positions as Chairman, President, and CEO of publicly traded and private corporations.  He has raised more than $200 million in funding and built the teams to manage those enterprises.