Equalize 2022 Pitch Videos — MedTech

Equalize 2022 Pitch Videos — Therapeutics

Equalize 2022 Pitch Awards Announcement

Equalize welcomes keynote, Amy J. Millman

Equalize Keynote Speaker : Amy Millman

Equalize is honored to announce this year’s keynote, Amy Millman. Amy is the Managing Partner at StageNext LLC, Founder of Springboard Enterprises, and a passionate advocate for women entrepreneurs. Join us on June 30th as she shares her insights from over 20 years of raising capital from investors and building a global network dedicated to scaling high-growth, women-led companies in the fields of enterprise technology and life science.

Register to attend the virtual pitch event on June 30, 2022 at https://equalize.wustl.edu/register-2/.

Thank you sponsors

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A sincere thank you to our Equalize 2022 sponsors. Your support makes this event possible and helps empower academic women inventors in their entrepreneurial journeys.

Gold Sponsors

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Osage University Partners logo

Gold Sponsors

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Amgen Ventures logo

AstraZeneca logo

 Varian logo

Cayuse logo

 Future Forward logo

GE logo

YouTube video features Equalize’s 2022 cohort

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2022 pitchers and their universities are highlighted in this video posted on WashU OTM’s YouTube and Twitter pages. Please support these remarkable women by liking, loving, and/or re-sharing on your social media!

Register for the virtual pitch event on June 30, 2022 at https://equalize.wustl.edu/register-2/.

Equalize 2022 Judges Announced

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Jeff Hersh
Chief Medical Officer, GE Healthcare

Mitzi Krockover
Partner, SSB Solutions

Gladys Nunez
Director, Amgen Ventures


Chris Boerner
Executive VP & Chief Commercialization Officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Chris Garabedian
CEO, Xontogeny

Meghana Rao
Senior Manager of New Venture Transactions, Johnson & Johnson

It’s Women’s History Month! What better time to open registration?

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Reserve your spot in Equalize 2022.

What better time to open registration for Equalize than during Women’s History MonthReserve your spot now for the live virtual pitch event on June 30, 2022, 12:30pm – 5:00pm CT.

“Fun facts” about (just a few) women who have made history in science and innovation…

Source: Master’s Degree.net, https://www.mastersdegree.net/50-fascinating-facts-womens-history-month/#:~:text=1%20Marie%20Curie%20is%20the%20only%20woman%20to,only%20as%20a%20singer%2C%20dancer%20and%20actress.%20

In more recent times….

Source: USPTO “Progress and Potential: 2020 update on U.S. women inventor-patentees,” https://www.uspto.gov/ip-policy/economic-research/publications/reports/progress-potential

Onward and Upward!

Women still have a ways to go to achieve equitable representation in the world of patents and tech transfer. Equalize is taking national action to help close the gap by supporting women academic inventors forming university startups. Visit equalize.wustl.edu to see the cohort of pitchers who are doing their part to make history in 2022.

If you are interested in supporting Equalize as a sponsor, please contact Sarah Goode (goodes@wustl.edu).

Equalize 2022 Mentor-Pitcher Matches in MedTech

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David Caouette and Rana Al Hallaq of Pfizer will mentor Mary Driscoll of Yale University.

Bob Dempsey of AsclepiX Therapeutics, Inc. will mentor Katelyn Swindle-Reilly of The Ohio State University.

Nancy Hong of Rivervest will mentor Ariella Shikanov of the University of Michigan.

Bill Perry of Deep Blue Medical Advances, Inc. will mentor Maria Croyle of the University of Texas at Austin.

Natalie Tigue and Dominic McDonald of AstraZeneca will mentor Danielle Tullman-Ercek of Northwestern University.

Heather Walsh of mHUB will mentor Nancy Guo of West Virginia University.

Lena Wu, life science executive and strategic advisor, will mentor Jennifer Blain Christen of Arizona State University.

Equalize 2022 Mentor-Pitcher Matches in Therapeutics

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Julie Cherrington, biotechnology executive, will mentor Sui Huang of Northwestern University.

Wayne Embree of Rev1 Ventures will mentor Monica Jablonski of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.

Sean Evans of Johnson & Johnson will mentor Julie Magarian Blander of Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University.

Robyn Goforth of VIC Technology Venture Development will mentor Julie Goodwin of Yale University.

Anil Goyal of IMMvention Therapeutix will mentor Barbara Osborne of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Elaine Hamm of Ascend BioVentures will mentor Ornit Chiba-Falek of Duke University.

Jay Lichter of Avalon Ventures will mentor Karin Westlund High of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

Jay Parrish of Arch Venture Partners will mentor Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg of Washington University in St. Louis