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You're Invited to IPO Bootcamp

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Program

Barney & Barney Community Conference Center
9171 Towne Centre Drive
Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92122

Breakfast and lunch provided.
Attendance is complimentary.

Register for IPO Bootcamp

IPO Bootcamp

Embarking on the journey towards an Initial Public Offering (IPO) can seem like a daunting process for many company executives. Dynamic capital market conditions can further complicate the process and lead to an accelerated timeline for many prospective filers cutting short valuable preparation and strategy time. Often viewed as just a financial event, it’s important to realize the full scope of the transformational process of taking a company public by considering both financial and non-financial metrics, as well as, implementing initiatives early on to ensure a competitive advantage for a successful IPO. 

Please join our expert panelists to learn how to prepare for, execute and manage a successful IPO.

Featured Panel Discussions:

The Checklists:  Experts from Cooley LLP, Ernst & Young, Barney & Barney and CanaleComm will arm you with tools you’ll need to prepare for the journey.

The Execution:  Experts from Latham, RR Donnelley and Piper Jaffray will guide you on how to get the deal done.

You’re Public, Now What:  Experts from Westwicke will share insights on the buy-and-sell side both prior and subsequent to your IPO.

Keynote Lunch: If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Executives Share Their IPO Experiences. Hear directly from Executives of recent San Diego IPOs and learn from their personal experiences.



8:00 am – 8:45 am:  Breakfast/Registration

8:45 am – 9:45 am: The Checklists

Featured Panelists:

Tim Holl, Ernst & Young

Jason Spark, CanaleComm

Jason Kent, Cooley LLP

Jeremy Anderson, Barney & Barney

Featured Moderator:

Michele Comtois, Barney & Barney


10:00 am - 10:45 am: IPO Execution

Featured Panelists:

Cheston Larson, Latham & Watkins LLP

Neil Riley, Piper Jaffray

Carin Canale-Theakston, CanaleComm

Featured Moderator:

Mason Matthies, RR Donnelley


11:00 am - 11:45 am:  You’re public, now what?

Featured Panelists:


Featured Moderator:

Mark Klausner, Westwicke Partners


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm:  Keynote Lunch

Featured Panelists:

Randy Woods, CEO, Sophiris Bio

Kim Blickenstaff, CEO, Tandem Diabetes

Graham Cooper, CFO,  Receptos

Featured Moderator: 

Nim Shah, Domain Ventures

Presenting Companies: