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A pitch competition & symposium to empower academic women entrepreneurs

2023 Schedule

June 29, 2023

All times are in Eastern


Welcome and Keynote presentation by Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, the John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT


Pitch presentations:

TherapeuticsMedTechDigital ToolsPhysical Sciences
1:35 - 1:55pmVirginia CornishCristina CheckaBreanna HetlandDeirdre O'Carroll
1:55 - 2:15pmJitka ViragChristine HendonSharon Rogers-MooreStephanie Taboada
2:15 - 2:35pmYu-Shan LinPing WangRachel TiniusMari Winkler
10 minute Break
2:45 - 3:05pmYvegenia KozorovitskiyChristine O'BrienPallavi TiwariSakineh Chabi
3:05 - 3:25pmMojdeh DehghanKristy TownsendLisa FucitoGreeshma Gadikota
3:25 - 3:45pmAmanda WoermanFarah Laiwalla
3:45 - 4:05pmClaire Clelland


Panel discussion on “Funding in a Challenging Economic Environment” followed by the awards ceremony. Our esteemed panelists are:

  • Rima Chakrabarti - KdT Ventures
  • Rich Ganz - Orange Grove Bio
  • Nancy Hong - RiverVest Ventures

For a complete list of our pitchers and their institutions, click here.