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Monday, June 13 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Starting a Biotech Company - JUST DO IT!!

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Join us for an honest conversation from a few of San Diego's top BioTech startup founders. They're excited to share some raw stories from the front lines. The good, bad and ugly. You won't want to miss it.

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Julio de Unamuno IV

Co-Founder & CEO, LabFellows
Mr. Julio de Unamuno IV was just a brown kid from Chula Vista when he became a father at 19. Today, Julio is Co-Founder & CEO at LabFellows where he leads a diverse team of 90%+ minority men and women building SaaS life science operations platform fulfilling their vision for world... Read More →

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Curt Becker

Co-Founder & CEO, Molecular Assemblies
Dynamic, knowledgeable, and highly accomplished scientist with exceptional career in business start-up, product development, sales, marketing, customer service and cross-functional leadership roles. Creative, intuitive, and bottom-line oriented in devising corporate, marketing, sales... Read More →
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Thomas Hitchcock

Founder & CEO, Xycrobe Therapeutics, Inc.
Thomas holds a doctorate in molecular genetics from Clemson University where he did his research on DNA damage and repair. He has completed postdoctoral training at both Duke University in the Biomedical Engineering Department and Yale University in the Program in Vascular Biology... Read More →
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Paul Laikind

President and CEO, ViaCyte
I have been starting and managing biotechnology companies for 27 years. I co-founded Gensia Pharmaceuticals in 1986. Gensia built a pipeline of small molecule, biopharmaceutical products for the treatment of cardiovascular, neurological and inflammatory disease. I served as Vice President... Read More →
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Tim Mullen

Founder & CEO, Qusp Labs
I'm interested in the application of signal processing techniques, computer science and information theory, and statistical machine learning to computational neuroscience problems, particularly studying cortical network dynamics and constructing brain-machine interfaces (BMI/BCI... Read More →
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Zachary Zimmerman

CEO and Co-Founder, Forge Therapeutics, Inc.
Zachary Zimmerman, Ph.D. has 15 years of biotechnology start-up experience holding various business and scientific positions at Forge Therapeutics, Arcturus Therapeutics, Regulus Therapeutics, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, and 454 Life Sciences. He brings both practical and strategic senior... Read More →

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Lab Fellows

LabFellows is a Digital Research Platform and Full Service Lab Concierge supporting BioTech companies through the Discovery and Development Phase. Industrial research is an extremely expensive and highly inefficient process. By leveraging sharing economy principles, deep understanding... Read More →
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Sandhill Crane Diagnostics

Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is dedicated to increasing access to quality healthcare for rural U.S. populations through digital health products.