The Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s annual Life Science Conference is offering a free workshop for startup companies and first-time entrepreneurs. Several Triangle executives will talk about their trials, tribulations and successes in building companies.

The panel discussion is set for Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Raleigh Civic Center.

The agenda for the program:

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM Opening Remarks

• Joan Siefert Rose, President, CED
• Kenneth E. Eheman, Jr., Attorney, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

10:10 AM – 10:20 AM Selling the Sizzle

• Tim Willis, President, CEO and Co-Founder, TearScience

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM Clinical Strategies

• Jeff Williams, CEO, Clinipace Worldwide

10:40 AM – 10:50 AM Attracting Top Talent

• Mark A. Sirgo, Pharm.D., President and CEO, BioDelivery Sciences International (BDSI)

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM Attracting Capital

• Robert J. Schotzinger, M.D., Ph.D., President, CEO and Director, Viamet Pharmaceuticals

11:00 AM – 11:10 PM Pitching to Strategic Partners

• Kenneth Moch, President and CEO, Chimerix

11:10 AM – 11:20 PM Working With Your Board and Advisory Panel

• Richard O. Brajer, President and CEO, LipoScience, Inc.

To reserve a spot, send email to Jane Royall (