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2022 Berger Entrepreneur Bootcamp 

The Shepard Broad College of Law and the Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic proudly present the 2022 Berger Entrepreneur Bootcamp: Innovating Successfully – Making it Happen! Building on the success of the prior two bootcamps in 2018 and 2019, each with over 200 in-person and online participants, the program will immerse entrepreneurs in the skills and disciplines needed to successfully launch and grow a start-up business.

The 2022 Bootcamp will feature a faculty of over 20 diverse presenters from NSU's Shepard Broad College of Law, NSU's H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, start-up founders, and other experienced professionals and participants in South Florida’s start-up ecosystem.  This two-day workshop is open to ALL NSU students, faculty, staff, and the general public.  It will also be simulcast and recorded for those who want to attend the program online. 

Friday, February 18, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Admission to the program is free and includes course materials, breakfast, coffee, and water.
Lunch can be purchased for $20 per day. 


Online Attendees RSVP Here 

In-Person Attendees RSVP Here 

In-person event is limited to 100 attendees. 


bootcamp Program 



VIP Reception

Friday, February 18, 2022, 4:30 p.m.

Join panelists, special guests, and NSU dignitaries for the VIP Reception. This event is not included in general admission and the cost is $50 per person to attend. If you are interested in attending, please select the VIP reception option during checkout when registering for the in-person event. 


The Bootcamp program and VIP Reception will be held at the Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation, which is located on the fifth floor of NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library at 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314. Parking is available in the NSU Parking Garage and is ADA compliant. 

For information or questions, please email NSU Law Office of Alumni Relations.
For sponsorship opportunities, please email Karen Rose or call (954) 262-6303, or email Tiffany Garner or call (954) 262-6261.


Topics for 2022 will focus on the essential steps for developing new products and companies, including:

  • Creating an environment for innovation success
  • Ideation, incubation, acceleration, and post-acceleration
  • Available public and private resources and initiatives to promote innovation success and economic development in Broward County and South Florida
  • Legal planning for start-ups, including corporate structure, governance, and hiring
  • Business planning for company launches, financings, and exit transactions
  • Panel discussion focusing on challenges facing start-ups in underserved communities
  • Intellectual property protection fundamentals, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, publicity, and other rights
  • Panel discussion among successful founders providing insights into the practical challenges they’ve faced and lessons they’ve learned

 *This event provides CLE credits, please click below if you attended in order to download the CLE Certificate.

CLE Certificate


Panel Discussions

Panel Title



Introduction to the Program

Dean José R. (Beto) Juárez, Jr., Dean & Professor of Law, NSU | Shepard Broad College of Law

Steven Kass, Esq., Berger Family Fellow and Director
Sharon & Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic
NSU | Shepard Broad College of Law

Panel 1: Creating an Environment for Innovation Success

Dr. John Wensveen, Chief Innovation Officer at NSU and Executive Director of the Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation

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Sandy-Michael McDonald, Director of the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development

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Panel 2: Foundations for Innovation Success: Legal Planning

Professor Florence Shu-Blankson, NSU | Shepard Broad College of Law

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Professor Linda Harrison, NSU | Shepard Broad College of Law

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Richard D. Tuschman, Esq.
Managing Partner, Richard D. Tuschman, P.A

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Panel 3: Foundations for Innovation Success: Business Planning and Financing

Jose Brache, Ph.D., Academic Director of Business Innovation Academy & Professor of Entrepreneurship, H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship

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Scott "SJ" R. Jablonski, Esq., Partner, Berger Singerman LLP

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Panel 4: Creating Pathways for Innovation Success in Underserved Communities

Steven Kass, Esq., Moderator

Ms. Terri-Ann Brown, Director of Community Development, The Venture Mentoring Team, Inc.

George E. Gadson, MA
Associate Director, Florida Small Business
Development Center (SBDC) at Florida
Atlantic University

Yahalia (Yali) G. Franklin, Founder and President, Boundless & Beyond Enterprises, LLC and Boundless & Beyond Inc.

Shaheewa Jarrett Gelin, Founder & President, Broward County Black Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Karen Hollis, Esq., BID Administrator, City of Miramar, FL

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Panel 5: Innovation Success through IP (Part 1): Overview; Copyrights & Trademarks

Steven Kass, Esq.

Associate Dean & Professor Vicenç F. Feliύ, NSU | Shepard Broad College of Law

Prof. Jon Garon
Director, Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity,
and Technology Law Program, NSU |
Shepard Broad College of Law

PowerPoint Slides Here

Panel 6: Innovation Success through IP (Part 2): Patents

Dr. Katherine Koenig, Esq., Koenig IP Works, PLLC

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Scott Smiley, Esq., Founder & President, The Concept Law Group, P.A.

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Panel 7: Innovation Success through IP (Part 3): Trade Secrets, Contractual Rights & Employment Considerations

James A. Gale, Esq., Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation, Cozen O'Conner

Jonathan E. Gale, Esq., Member, Cozen O'Conner

PowerPoint Slides Here

Panel 8: Being a Successful Innovator: A Discussion with Founders

Lillian Roberts, Founder and CEO of Xendoo, Moderator

Aaron Chavez, Managing Partner, Argent Strategies and Co-Founder and CFO, Dinerazo Inc.

Kristen A. Corpion, Esq., Founder, Corpion Legal Group, P.A.

Matthew Kohen, Esq., Senior Counsel, Carlton Fields, P.A.

Rosa Ore, Founder and President, Prism3, Inc. and Prism5, Inc.

*Program is subject to change

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