The First 10 Calls Every Entrepreneur Should Make

Category: GSI Events
December 1, 2020
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM


You are a researcher or entrepreneur with an idea for a company. Who do you need to call? Hint: It's not Ghostbusters.

Join Life Science Washington Institute for our December Lunch & Learn. Will Canestaro, PhD, Managing Director at WRF Capital will cover the first basic steps every entrepreneur should take when starting a company including: how to register the company, when to call the bank, what is "IP" and how do you protect it, and more! This will be an engaging and interactive session. Bring your questions!

When: Tuesday, December 1st from 12:00-1:00 PDT

Where: Hosted virtually!

Who should attend? This is for anyone interested in starting a company, learning more about entrepreneurship, or experienced entrepreneurs who would like a refresher on the first steps needed to get your company off the ground.

Cost: LSW Institute Lunch and Learn events are offered at no cost to you, thanks to the generous support of our sponsor companies! This Lunch and Learn is sponsored by our partners at Greater Spokane, Inc.

Introducing the Speaker:

Will Canestaro, PhD, Managing Director WRF Capital

Dr. Canestaro is focused on investments in biotechnology and engineering, as well as supporting Washington Research Foundation’s grant-making activities. His portfolio includes companies across sectors. Currently, he manages WRF’s investments in Arzeda, Bellwether Bio, Phase Genomics, Icosavax, EpiThany and Wibotic. His professional background includes health economic and outcomes consulting for organizations including the National Pharmaceutical Council, Genentech and AstraZeneca. He has extensive experience with comparative effectiveness research and program development through roles with Generation Health and Correlagen in the Boston area.

Dr. Canestaro earned his doctorate from the University of Washington’s School of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program. He received an MSc in medical anthropology from Oxford University and an AB in medical sociology from Dartmouth College.

About our sponsor, Greater Spokane Inc.:

At Greater Spokane Inc., we have a vision for a vibrant region that is connected, inspired, and driven to succeed. A thriving economy takes people with big goals and the commitment to bring them to life. GSI creates the place where organizations come together to advocate for the region, drive strategic economic growth, and champion a talented workforce. Our future is greater than any one of us. We represent 925+ businesses and organizations employing more than 120,000 individuals who live, work and do business in the greater-Spokane region.

For more information about GSI and what we do, visit our What GSI Does page or if you have questions or want to learn more about GSI, contact us at 509.624.1393 or


About Life Science Washington Institute

LSW Institute provides educational and support resources to entrepreneurs in the life sciences industry. Our programs are offered at no cost to participants thanks to the generous support of our sponsor companies and grant funding. Learn about us and our programs here!



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