EDQ Quarterly Newsletter Winter 2016 - Page 2

  Q U A R T E R R E W I N D New Projects 5 Clients Hosted 4 ExisƟng Industry Visits 2  FA S T Feb 9   F O R WA R D Startup Stories: GlycoScienƟfic 4‐5PM, @ UGA Center For Applied Gene c Technologies   111 Riverbend Road Room 128/130  research.uga.edu/gateway/ calendar/  Ron Orlando, Ph.D., CEO of GlycoScien fic, will be the guest speaker at the Innova on Gateway Startup Stories series in February. GlycoScien fic is commercializing reagents for mass spec‐based carbohydrate analysis. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Tina Chris e at na@uga.edu   Feb 17   Four Athens– Lunch & Learn: Startup Paperwork 101   12‐1PM @ Four Athens, 345 W Hancock Ave, Free  fourathens.com/atdc‐four‐athens/.   Wells Burke, ATDC Entrepreneur in Residence, discusses how to start off on the right foot with Opera ng Agreements, stock op ons, double trigger ves ng schedules, S‐Corp, C‐Corp, LLC, conver ble notes, SAFEs, deferred compensa on plans, and a list of other legal paperwork confron ng first‐ me entrepreneurs that can seem daun ng. Ge ng your corporate house in order won't necessarily make your product a success, but some mistakes can sink you. Get off to a great start in 2016 with this overview of major legal documents, decisions, and pit‐falls facing startup entrepreneurs.   Mar 8   Athens Tech– Tech on Tuesdays Recruitment Event   10AM, 2PM and 6PM@ Easom Building (Building F), Free                                             athenstech.edu    The college will waive the $25 applica on fee for all par cipants who submit an applica on for admission while a ending a Tech on Tuesday session. Mar 18   TEDxUGA 2016: Illuminate 1‐5PM, @ UGA Tate Grand Hall                                                                                         tedxuga.com    Ideas have the power to educate, mo vate, inspire, and illuminate. Great ideas light a fire within us, and o en the biggest ideas start with the smallest of sparks: a spark of genius, a spark of imagina on, or maybe even a spark of madness. TEDxUGA 2016: Illuminate will bring UGA's brightest minds into the spotlight to share their stories, experiences, and ideas worth spreading. Contact Laura Schoop at TEDxUGA@uga.edu for more details. Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau Sales Report Future Bookings Future Room Nights Attendees Estimated Economic Impact July-September 2015 29  18,058  24,786  $6.8M  October-December 2015 33  10,086  10,570  $4.8M  FYTD 62 28,144 35,356 $11.6M Future Bookings are confirmed events under contract with a venue and/or hotels. Future Room Nights are the number of rooms secured on behalf of the event with rate commitments and group contracts. Attendees is the estimated number of people to attend the contracted events. Economic Impact is estimated using the following formulas from Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI)- estimated spending per day per attendee is $214.64 for conventions, $297.11 for conventions with trade shows and $150.27 for a sporting event. Future Bookings are confirmed events under contract with a venue and/or hotels. Future Room Nights are the number of rooms secured on behalf of the event with rate commitments and group contracts. Attendees is the estimated number of people to attend the contracted events. Economic Impact is estimated using the following formulas from Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI)- estimated spending per day per attendee is $214.64 for conventions, $297.11 for conventions with trade shows and $150.27 for a sporting event. 2 2