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April Entrepreneur Events at the Testbeds

The Testbeds will be hosting a series of events on Thursday, November 10th to coincide with a visit by our Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Dr. Tom Madden.  This will be a great opportunity to talk to Tom about his entrepreneur experience and receive free consultation on clean energy and climate tech entrepreneurship.  A list of events is below, followed by an opportunity to register for any of the events in which you are interested.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence Office Hours

Tom Madden will be available for free private consultations during office hours at the following times:

April 27: 9:30am to 11:30am, 1:00pm to 3pm
April 28: 10:00am to 12:00pm, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Please send office hours requests to Requests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Entrepreneur Lunch-and-LearnSoftware Development for ClimateTech

April 27, 11:30 am to 1:00pm.

Jason and Jaime Curtis, Founders of OptionZero

Jason and Jaime Curtis have built on their combined 20+ years of experience in software and climate solutions to launch Option Zero, a software consultancy for climate companies & initiatives.  Learn about how software strategy, implementation, data foundations, and team-building can affect critical innovation development.

Happy Hour at the Testbeds

April 27, 3pm to 5pm.

Join Tom Madden and the Testbeds staff and users for happy hour at the Testbeds.  Socialize with fellow entrepreneurs and learn about programs and resources available at the Testbeds and UW. Tours of the Testbeds facility will be provided upon request. Snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks will be provided.  Registration is required. Please see the form below.

Coffee with the EIR

April 28, 9am to 10am.

Join Tom Madden and Testbeds Managing Director, Michael Pomfret, for coffee, pastries, and a social discussion on climate tech entrepreneurism. Registration is required. Please see the form below.

Entrepreneur Lunch-and-Learn – The Legal Side of Innovation

April 28, 12:00pm to 1:30pm.

Rhys Lawson; Ph.D., Attorney at Christensen, O’Connor, Johnson, & Kindness

Dr. Rhys Lawson, a member at COJK, focuses his practice on creating patent portfolios to obtain integrated worldwide protection for his clients’ inventions. Rhys works with a variety of clients, ranging in size from independent inventors and early-stage entrepreneurs to multinational corporations, universities and non-governmental organizations. Rhys’ practice extends to assisting clients with licensing, agreements, and opinions of all types, including invalidity, freedom-to-operate, infringement, and landscape. He has experience with due diligence, pre-litigation activities, patent litigation, and post-grant patent challenges in the USPTO, including ex parte reexamination and inter partes review.