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A pitch competition & symposium to empower academic women entrepreneurs

2023 Schedule

June 29, 2023

All times are in Eastern

1:00-1:30pm

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

1:30-4:10pm

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

4:10-5:15pm

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.