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Division/Committee: [SCHB] Division of Small Chemical Businesses

Entrepreneurs share their best practices and lessons learned in starting, running, and growing a chemical business. This symposium holds critical, must-know information and narrative success stories from chemical professionals.

Tuesday
Discussion
08:00am - 08:15am USA / Canada - Central - August 23, 2022 | Location: Regency D (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Division: [SCHB] Division of Small Chemical Businesses
Session Type: Oral - Hybrid

Tuesday
Introductory Remarks
08:15am - 08:20am USA / Canada - Central - August 23, 2022 | Location: Regency D (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Division: [SCHB] Division of Small Chemical Businesses
Session Type: Oral - Hybrid

Tuesday
3755613 - ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses (SCHB) 2022 activity, member benefits, and opportunities
08:20am - 08:40am USA / Canada - Central - August 23, 2022 | Location: Regency D (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Division: [SCHB] Division of Small Chemical Businesses
Session Type: Oral - Hybrid
The ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses (SCHB) was founded in 1978 and has continuously provided valuable member benefits and informative programming at ACS National, Regional, Local Section, and Specialty meetings. SCHB's programming features resources and best practices for entrepreneurs, start-ups, small, and growing chemical businesses. SCHB member benefits include: being eligible to hold office and shape the division; member's business directory listing of products and services; weekly virtual Discuss Business/Happy Hour to share ideas and conversation with similarly-situated chemical professionals; scholarship to attend ACS Leadership Courses; newsletters and e-blasts; advance notice of meeting abstracts and events; reception and lunches with speakers and other members at meetings; deeply discounted booth space at ACS Expos; a buddy/mentor system for sharing expertise; and amazing networking opportunities, including in person, virtual, and 24x365 through SCHB's multiple social media platforms (ACS Network, Linked-In, Twitter, and Facebook.) Patron [corporate] membership is also available. Join SCHB! Get involved! Stay involved! See what SCHB can do for you - and what you can do for SCHB!
Tuesday
3736454 - Industry collaboration: Joint development agreements in startup companies
08:40am - 09:00am USA / Canada - Central - August 23, 2022 | Location: Regency D (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Division: [SCHB] Division of Small Chemical Businesses
Session Type: Oral - Hybrid
Xu Simon, Chief Technology Officer at Enozo Technologies, Inc. addresses the option of joint development agreements (JDA’s) in startup companies. Joint development agreements are a business-to-business deal structure that allow revenue generation while providing a structured protocol for bringing a technology into the marketplace. The key elements in a successful JDA are: (1) resonance between technology developers and the potential early adopters (2) clear and transparent documentation, and (3) a high value placed on design thinking. This talk will provide an overview of JDA’s, including considerations for negotiating terms, along with case examples.
Tuesday
3741350 - Patent inventorship and ownership - one is not necessarily the same as the other
09:00am - 09:20am USA / Canada - Central - August 23, 2022 | Location: Regency D (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Kirby Drake, Presenter
Division: [SCHB] Division of Small Chemical Businesses
Session Type: Oral - Hybrid
This presentation will address issues including, but not limited to, who (or what) qualifies as an inventor as well as the benefits afforded to inventors, whether through patent ownership or remuneration for invention, both, and neither. This presentation provides an overview of the law related to inventorship, how patent inventorship can differ from ownership, and how businesses can best protect their interests when innovation is involved.
Tuesday
3757325 - Pivot- what to do when never give up starts to look like never succeed
09:20am - 09:40am USA / Canada - Central - August 23, 2022 | Location: Regency D (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Denise Merkle, Presenter
Division: [SCHB] Division of Small Chemical Businesses
Session Type: Oral - Hybrid
One of the most touted ideas in any venture is 'Never Give Up’ - excellent advice when it works. Never Give Up doesn’t mean Remain Inert, however. Entrepreneurs must consistently adapt or fail, and sometimes the adaptation means a major deviation from the original plan: Pivot! This talk will use examples from real life to illustrate how to recognize the need to pivot, when to pivot - and where to go when you do.
Tuesday
Intermission
09:40am - 09:50am USA / Canada - Central - August 23, 2022 | Location: Regency D (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Division: [SCHB] Division of Small Chemical Businesses
Session Type: Oral - Hybrid

Tuesday
3757897 - Okay! Another new adventure
09:50am - 10:10am USA / Canada - Central - August 23, 2022 | Location: Regency D (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Glenn Larkin, Presenter
Division: [SCHB] Division of Small Chemical Businesses
Session Type: Oral - Hybrid
I found myself recently retired, not quite ready to stop working altogether. The answer was to revive a consulting practice that had been in a different primary field than the one in which I now provide services, and the landscape has changed. Consulting in the past was more of a hobby than the livelihood it now needs to become. Persistence makes one more proficient and I am now navigating the stream. The generous advice and help of colleagues while establishing myself has been invaluable. This talk will present my recent experience of how to (and not to) start a small chemical consulting business quickly on a shoestring budget. The value of SCHB membership during this process will also be discussed.
Tuesday
3753491 - Marketing and targeting the best customer demographics for your product
10:10am - 10:30am USA / Canada - Central - August 23, 2022 | Location: Regency D (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Division: [SCHB] Division of Small Chemical Businesses
Session Type: Oral - Hybrid
Once you have developed your new product after years of research and development, the search for your customers is the next and possibly the most difficult hurdle you will need to overcome to become a successful business. There are many marketing, influencer, and advertising consultants, as well as myriads of digital and social advertising platforms. But which ones are best for your product and your target customers? Most will have a very convincing presentation, but how do you select the ones that will give you the most revenue for your advertising dollar? This presentation will cover the best practices for marketing and targeting customer demographics for your product.
Tuesday
3751910 - Statistics: Best, questionable, and worst practices! Case studies and advice for chemistry, data, and animals
10:30am - 10:50am USA / Canada - Central - August 23, 2022 | Location: Regency D (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Dean Barron, Presenter
Division: [SCHB] Division of Small Chemical Businesses
Session Type: Oral - Hybrid
Statistics best practices are a superb path. However, reality can be different! Sometimes, one is confronted with questionable, or even worst practices. Expert witness cases can revolve around disproving suboptimal approaches. It is important to consider data, software, quality control (qc), and also the actual statistical analyses. Case studies in research and consulting, including history, chemistry, and animals.
Tuesday
3757929 - Starting, running, and growing a new type of social network analysis startup
10:50am - 11:10am USA / Canada - Central - August 23, 2022 | Location: Regency D (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Dr. Cristian Huepe, Presenter
Division: [SCHB] Division of Small Chemical Businesses
Session Type: Oral - Hybrid

I will present the story of a university startup that has developed new multidisciplinary approaches for understanding online social networks as today’s digital public square. The social listening lab “SoL-UC” currently consists of a team of 10 researchers (scientists, engineers, communication scholars, anthropologists, journalists, etc.). It is based in Chile, but I direct it from the USA. In the last 5 years, we have grown from acting as a small consulting team to implementing a system of computational tools and methodologies for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of social network data from a complex systems perspective. The lab has provided actionable interpretations of social network dynamics and interactions for customers ranging from the Chilean Secretary of State and COP25 Climate Change conference to the largest paper product manufacturer and main power and telecommunication companies in the country.

Tuesday
Discussion
11:10am - 11:50am USA / Canada - Central - August 23, 2022 | Location: Regency D (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Division: [SCHB] Division of Small Chemical Businesses
Session Type: Oral - Hybrid

Tuesday
SCHB Annual Meeting and Speakers/Members Luncheon
12:00pm - 01:00pm USA / Canada - Central - August 23, 2022 | Location: Grant Park D / CC 12D (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Division: [SCHB] Division of Small Chemical Businesses
Session Type: Networking Events - In-person
Division/Committee: [SCHB] Division of Small Chemical Businesses