Dec 16 2020

West Loop Innovations Information Session: Company Formation

December 16, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Virtual Session

West Loop Innovations is hosting a Virtual Information Session on Wednesday, December 16, at 1:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM ET. Please see registration details below.

This information session will focus on key things to think about when starting a company. Deerfield experts will explore key insights and best practices on topics including:

  • Creating a business plan
  • Identifying the legal structure
  • Assessment of office/lab needs and securing space
  • How to procure insurance
  • Human resources best practice
  • How to develop an accounting system
  • Process for legal/contract review
  • Intellectual property management

Session will also include time for discussion at the conclusion of the program.

About West Loop Innovations
West Loop Innovations is a collaboration between The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Deerfield Management to support UIC's innovative translational research and leverage Deerfield's expertise in accelerating state-of-the-art drug development.  For more information, please visit

About Deerfield Management
Deerfield is an investment management firm committed to advancing healthcare through investment, information and philanthropy. For more information, please visit


To register for this Information Session please click Registration below.

Please note this session is for the University of Illinois at Chicago faculty and researchers only.



Melissa Maderia

Date posted

Nov 18, 2020

Date updated

Nov 18, 2020