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Tuesday, June 14 • 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Women in Bio: Start-Up Pitch Challenge

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Women In Bio-Southern California invites women in the life
sciences to enter the “Start-up Pitch Challenge” to be held
June 14, 2016, at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS.
Finalists will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges. The
winner will be announced at the event and will receive
various prizes.

All contestants will have the opportunity to display their
business at our reception prior to the event. We are excited
to offer this opportunity, and welcome you to APPLY HERE
by May 26, 2016, by filling out our Executive
. Please attach your slide deck in an email to
SouthernCalifornia@womeninbio.org attention Debra
Bressaw. Participation Eligibility Criteria and Official Rules
are listed in the application. Please note that we only review
non-confidential materials.

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Karen Deschaine

Partner, Cooley, LLP
Karen E. Deschaine is a partner in the Cooley's Business department and is resident in the San Diego office. Ms. Deschaine's practice encompasses a wide range of business and corporate matters, including general representation of public and private companies, private financings, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Deschaine received a JD with a specialization in Business Law from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she... Read More →
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Marilyn Ferrari

Founder and President, Cesira, Inc.
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Deb Hubers

Co-Founder, La Vita Compounding Pharmay
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Silvia Mah

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Sylvia Norman

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Lada Rasohova

Managing Director of Rady Venture Fund, Executive Director CA Institute for Innovation & Development, CEO Dermala, Inc.
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Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

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