Berkeley PhDs! Interested in launching a life sciences start-up during or after graduating/the postdoc? This event is for you!
Learn about Berkeley/Bay area resources available to help you think of or start your own company and listen to the startup journey of a panel of PhD entrepreneurs. There will be plenty time to network and mingle!
Learn more about the entrepreneurship resources available to STEM grad students and postdocs on campus (Qb3 programs, Citris Foundry,..) and in the Bay Area!
Entrepreneurship Program Manager at QB3
PhD in Chemical Biology
Ioana Aanei is the Entrepreneurship Program Manager at QB3, the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences. She is in charge of several programs meant to guide entrepreneurs through the early stages of company formation. The QB3 Startup in a Box program is specifically aimed at the incorporation stage and includes legal help, as well as assistance with small business grant writing and building a convincing pitch deck. Ioana also manages an internship program, a freedom to operate analysis program, industry partnerships programs and new initiatives to support academic research. Ioana earned a BS in Chemistry from Caltech and a PhD in Chemical Biology from UC Berkeley in the lab of Prof. Matthew Francis.
Co-founder/CSO at DNALite
PhD in Neuroscience (Berkeley, 17′)
Tim Day got his PhD from the Helen Wills Neuroscience Program at UC Berkeley. His thesis focused on the development of treatments for inherited eye diseases both by understanding underlying disease mechanisms and by engineering viral vectors for gene therapy. He has received multiple awards including the UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Fellowship and the Marian Diamond Neuroscience Fellowship. While in graduate school, he has focused on mentorship through both teaching and participating as a graduate student adviser for the Amgen Scholars Program. He co-founded DNALite Therapeutics Inc., a company focused on the development of chemopreventative treatments for colon cancer, which participated in the CITRIS Foundry, the Berkeley LAUNCH and IndieBio accelerator programs. Outside of work he enjoys traveling, technology, and burritos.
Co-founder/CEO at Nodexus, inc
PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Berkeley, 14′)
Co-founder/CEO at C. Light Technologies
Postdoctoral Research Scholar at UCSF,
PhD in Vision Science (Berkeley, 15′)
and more coming!
We’ll keep updating participating startups. Stay tuned!