We hope you are safe and doing well during this highly challenging time. We are very pleased to announce the new KSEA event named “Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Partners’ Upscale Program (STEP-UP)” that is aimed to promote and enrich the KSEA members’ entrepreneurship & partnership and to discuss the success of innovative ventures, especially in the fields of biotech and healthcare.

The STEP-UP event was originally planned for May 8~10, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland, but was postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the STEP-UP comes to us in the online/offline hybrid format for four days on September 21~24, 2020. Seats for the in-person participation are limited and mainly for those who live on a driving distance to Baltimore, MD and the majority of the audience are expected to attend the event virtually. Taking the advantage of the online event, we hope you all can make the STEP-UP to learn and discuss exiting subjects for your future.

The important information below is in the US Eastern time (EDT).

STEP-UP Important Dates

 – Early registration due: September 6, 2020 (Sunday)

 – Registration closure: September 19, 2020 (Saturday)

STEP-UP Program Overview

September 21, 2020 (Monday)

 – Opening and Keynote Speech (20:00 – 20:55)

 – Academic Entrepreneurship (21:00 – 23:00 – A)

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

September 22, 2020 (Tuesday)

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

September 23, 2020 (Wednesday)

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

September 24, 2020 (Thursday)

 – Fundraising (20:00 – 22:20)

 – Closing (22:30 – 23:00)

You can find more details and register for the event at the STEP-UP website, stepup.ksea.org.

Please register early to receive the special discount of $100 for early registrants. You will also receive an additional discount of $100 if you are a current term member of KSEA.

We look forward to seeing you soon at the event.


Kyeong Ho Yang, Ph.D., STEP-UP Chair
Soolyeon Cho, Ph.D., KSEA President

Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) 
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