Bringing the innovation community together

Events & Programs

Tenants can expand their knowledge and networks at our onsite events, including:
  • Seminars with distinguished scientific speakers on their cutting-edge research (some events open to the public);
  • Lunch & learns with fellow Bakar Labs tenants who relate their technology development and business challenges;
  • Training sessions to get up to speed on our in-house equipment
  • Golden Ticket Programs to engage with industry and enjoy the benefits of free lab space


Karl Handelsman, Ann Lee-Karlon, Jon Norris, Ryan Roller
Clockwise from top left: Yina Dong, Aric Ledford, Randy Wu, Rachel Herder

How Does a Company Manage Its Intellectual Property Estate?: Perspectives From In-House Counsels

Even in the earliest stages, generating and securing intellectual property is a critical component of a company’s business plan. Many early-stage companies rely on outside counsel to do the heavy lifting, but what should be done (or not done) internally with respect to IP? What can a company do to help maximize its relationship with outside counsel, while keeping a realistic budget? How can a company best manage its research and develop teams to capture IP? When is it time to start building an internal IP team? What can be done internally to help prepare for a financing? Where can things go wrong? Here's your chance to learn from the best: Join our August 28 panel with Randy Wu of 10x Genomics, Yina Dong of Veracyte, Rachel Herder of Mammoth Biosciences and Aric Ledford of Freenome, moderated by Ali Alemozafar and Adam Cole of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati. Learn more