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A pitch competition & symposium to empower academic women entrepreneurs

Mentors

2024 Mentors

Carey-Ann Burnham
Pattern Bioscience

Carol Curtis
Cadenza Bio

Christine Rohan
Vasowatch

David Caouette
Pfizer

Diane Bouis
MedTech Innovator

Elaine Hamm
Ascend BioVentures

Erika Tyburski
Sanguina

Erum Khan
Messaginglab

Gianina Varea
Portal Innovations

Heather Walsh
Astellas

Helen McBride
Bold Capital

Jay Lichter
Avalon Ventures

Jay Parrish
ARCH Venture Partners

Julie Cherrington
Biotechnology Executive

Karen Mullis
Washington University in St. Louis

Kate Wolin
Experienced Entrepreneur

Kathryn Zavala
MedTech Innovator

Liz Peek
Washington University in St. Louis

Manny Stockman
Osage University Partners

Mary Jo Gorman
Healthtech Executive

Nader Sadrzadeh
DeepSight Technology

Natalie Jing Ma
Deep Origin

Neena Kadaba
AppleTree Partners

Priya Balachandran
Atzeyo Biosensors

Robert Ethier
Impact Science Ventures

Sara Risch
Rev1 Ventures

Sasa Mutic
Varian Medical Systems

Scott Nuzum
Innovyz

Shelley Force Aldred
Rondo Therapeutics

Victoria Gonzalez
Experienced Entrepreneur

Wayne Embree
Rev1 Ventures

Xuemei Cai
Pfizer/Tufts

2023 Mentors

PJ Anand
Alcyone Therapeutics

Chris Brook
AstraZeneca

Julie Cherrington
Biotechnology Executive

Leslie Cousens
AstraZeneca

Carol Curtis
Cadenza Bio

Wayne Embree
Rev1 Ventures

Victoria Gonzalez
Experienced Entrepreneur

Deepak Gopalakrishna
Oxford VR

Mary Jo Gorman
Healthtech Executive

Anil Goyal
IMMvention Therapeutix

Elaine Hamm
Ascend BioVentures

Nancy Hong
RiverVest

Neena Kadaba
AppleTree Partners

Myla Lai-Goldman
Hatteras Venture Partners

Jay Lichter
Avalon Ventures

Elise Miller Hoffman
Cultivation Capital

Juan Carlos Mobarec
AstraZeneca

Sasa Mutic
Varian Medical Systems

Jay Parrish
Arch Venture Partners

Nader Sadrzadeh
DeepSight Technology

Martha Schlicher
Startup Executive

Manny Stockman
Osage University Partners

Evaline Tsai
Gigascale Capital

Heather Walsh
Astellas

Shuntai Wang
AstraZeneca

Kathryn Zavala
MedTech Innovator

 

2022 Mentors

Rana Al Hallaq
Pfizer

David Caouette
Pfizer

Julie Cherrington
Biotechnology Executive

Bob Dempsey
AsclepiX Therapeutics, Inc.

Wayne Embree
Rev1 Ventures

Sean Evans
Johnson & Johnson

Robyn Goforth
VIC Technology Venture Development

Anil Goyal
IMMvention Therapeutix

Elaine Hamm
Ascend BioVentures

Nancy Hong
RiverVest

Jay Lichter
Avalon Ventures

Dominic McDonald
AstraZeneca

Jay Parrish
Arch Venture Partners

Bill Perry
Deep Blue Medical Advances

Natalie Tigue
AstraZeneca

Heather Walsh
mHub

Lena Wu
Life Science Executive and Strategic Advisor

2021 Mentors

Tara Butler
Ascension Ventures

Wayne Embree
Rev1 Ventures

Anil Goyal
IMMvention Therapeutix

Elise Miller Hoffman
Cultivation Capital

Tim Hopper
Tyromotion

Bill Perry
Medical Device Entrepreneur

Julie Cherrington
Life Science Executive

Karen Hong
Novo Ventures

Nancy Hong
RiverVest Venture Partners

Jay Lichter
Avalon Ventures

Jay Parrish
Arch Ventures

Nancy Pryer
Ambagon Therapeutics

2020 (Inaugural Mentors)

Julie Cherrington
Arch Oncology

Jay Cui
AbbVie Ventures

Robyn Goforth
VIC Technology Venture Development

Nancy Hong
RiverVest Venture Partners

Jay Lichter
Avalon Ventures

Jay Parrish
Vir Biotechnology, Inc.

Tara Butler
Ascension Ventures

Wayne Embree
Rev1 Ventures

Elise Miller Hoffman
Cultivation Capital

Laura McCoolidge
Sofia Fund

Shobha Parthasarathi
Xontogeny

Heather Walsh
Baxter