BIOTECH

Working to explore, expand and evaluate San Diego’s biotech scene.

With major research institutions and the presence of nearly every major big pharma, San Diego is one of the major biotech centers in the world. The Bio/MedTech track is working to leverage our unparalleled resources and prominence in the biotech space into a dynamic ecosystem for biotech, medtech and life sciences startups.

We all know that San Diego is one of the world’s leading biotech hubs – a pioneer in the precision medicine, genomics, and the microbiome industries – with a wealth of risk-taking entrepreneurs, world class research institutes and thriving startup community, we’ve got everything it takes to keep our biotech ecosystem thriving. In this track, you’ll learn how to give your startup what it needs to grow, hear from innovators on the rise, geek out on cool science, and just hang out with San Diego’s biotech movers and shakers.

Featured Sessions

Starting a company – why it’s personal

A discussion among San Diego’s rising stars in biotech on what it takes to “make it” in the world of healthcare
Mike Krenn, President, SDVG; Ping Yeh, CEO, StemoniX, Stephanie Culler, CEO, Persephone Biome

How I got funded

A fireside chat between an entrepreneur with a game-changing microscope and one of their first investors.
Eugene Cho, CEO, Echo Labs & Dean Rosenberg, President, Tech Coast Angels

Building blocks for biotech success

Setting your company up for success after launch.
Kara Bortone PhD, Head of JLABS San Diego

Workshop capacity is limited. Reserve your space now by activating your Sched account and adding the BioTech Track  sessions to My Sched.

View the BioTech Track Schedule.

Meet the Organizers

Brittney Sabbah
brittney@startupsd.org

Meet the Speakers

Kara Bortone

Kara Bortone

Site Head, JLABS San Diego, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS

Eugene Cho

Eugene Cho

CEO, Echo Labs

Stephanie Culler

Stephanie Culler

CEO, Persephone Biome

Steve Flaim

Steve Flaim

President & CEO, CardioCreate

Ruben Flores-Saaib

Ruben Flores-Saaib

Director of Commercialization for the Office of Innovation and Commercialization, UC San Diego

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Head of Early Stage Life Science, Silicon Valley Bank

Mike Krenn

Mike Krenn

President, SDVG

Silvia Mah

Silvia Mah

Executive Director, Hera Labs; Co-founder, Adastra Ventures, Hera Labs; Adastra Ventures

Tommy Martindale

Tommy Martindale

Director, Technology Transfer Office, SDSU Research Foundation

Dean Rosenberg

Dean Rosenberg

President, Tech Coast Angels

Travis Stiles

Travis Stiles

CEO, Novoron Bioscience

Greg Trueblood

Greg Trueblood

, Insigniam

Ping Yeh

Ping Yeh

Ping Yeh

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