BioArbor To Meet: BioArbor, the association for life science startups in the Ann Arbor area, will host “How to Raise Your First Million – Getting New Ventures Off the Ground” on Wednesday, Nov. 5. Networking will begin at 5 p.m. with the program at 6 p.m. at Ann Arbor Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. Raising initial funding for a life sciences startup is challenging at any point, and, many would argue, even harder in today’s environment. Where do you begin? What role can grants play? Should you tap your family and friends? Are there other sources for early funds (strategic partnerships, economic development groups or other sources)? When should you realistically approach angel investors or venture capitalists? Panelists will explore creative strategies and discuss their diverse experiences spanning multiple startups that were successfully able to attract funds. Please join us to learn from these executives about how they prepared and completed initial financing rounds. Bring your questions and be prepared for an informative session. Panelists include serial life sciences and agribusiness entrepreneur Fred Foley; Kevin McLeod, managing director of the Michigan Medical Device Accelerator; and David N. Zacks, vision researcher at the University of Michigan and life sciences entrepreneur.

Machine Vision For Applications in Automotive Assembly and Manufacture: AIM, the Ann Arbor-based machine vision industry trade group, is sponsoring a machine vision applications Webinar for the auto industry on Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to noon Eastern time. Register at The  presentation will review technology and applications for machine vision in the automotive industry, and will discuss current and future trends where machine vision can provide value and improve productivity. After registering participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Managing Application Performance In Modern Networks: Compuware Corp. has set a Webcast for Tuesday, Dec. 4 at noon Eastern time on managing application performance in modern networks. The network has never been more important in the overall delivery strategy of services. As application usage and user expectation increase dramatically, the architectures of modern networks must adjust to accommodate these changes. Various trends (virtualization, WAN optimization, flattening of the network, private-public cloud usage and distributed users) are adding to the complexity of how applications consume system and network resources. This Webcast will explore these trends, the evolving network and why a hybrid approach to Application Performance Management is now a requirement. Join guest speaker Mike Hicks and moderator Kieran Taylor for a webcast where you will learn what trends are causing the network to evolve, why they’ve come about and what this means for APM; why the Network is a crucial source of information for an accurate assessment of the quality of service delivered to customers and end users; and how to optimize the visibility into end user experience of your applications and services. More at
CBI Sets Webinar On Disaster Recovery, Virtual and Physical in Tandem: Join CBI for an exclusive, complimentary Webinar Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern time addressing disaster recovery in a virtual and physical environment. Disaster recovery is not operational recovery (backup). Every good disaster recovery strategy employs backup; however, backup is not disaster recovery. Technology is only a portion of the issue faced with disaster recovery. Especially with virtual machines becoming more and more critical in supporting mission critical plications, Disaster Recovery is not your father’s plan of old.The communication, purchasing, and general decision making are well beyond just technology and, frankly, could we actually perform if not given months to prepare and the ‘ideal’ people? The answer to this is often, no.  Most of the time isolating the technologies is still a challenge that becomes difficult to recover appropriately. Join Marc Johnson, Principal Architect at CBI, as he discusses the virtual and physical tandem of disaster recovery and will give you tips on how to ensure your environment, whether it is virtual or physical, is prepared for any disaster.

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione to Present Webinar on GreenTech IP Strategies:  Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione announced that Kelly Burris, managing partner of the firm’s new Detroit office, will host a Webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern time to provide an in-depth look into the state of green technology from the past year and ahead into 2013. Burris, chair of Brinks’ Green Technology Practice Group, will discuss trends, strategies and approaches to establishing and growing a GreenTech IP portfolio as part of Brinks’ ongoing CLEar Knowledge Now V-panel series.To register for the webinar, visit At Brinks, Burris focuses her practice on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications in the mechanical, materials science and electrical arts. She is also involved in due diligence with mergers and acquisitions, transactional matters, management and administration of corporate intellectual property portfolios and policies, and strategic competitive intelligence.