Live, 90-minute event featuring 3 distinguished academics / entrepreneurs discussing their Academic Spin-Out successes, adventures and insights.
Bill Walker describes launching four companies from within academia and from coaching dozens of academic startups. He will share the general principles he’s identified and some of the ways that academic ventures go off the rails.
Lori Arakaki shares insights and lessons from her just closed $4.6 Million in funding to develop the first cell O2 monitor for reducing organ failure as she describes Opticyte’s journey so far.
Dr. Magdy Younes draws upon his experience as a Canadian physician and researcher specializing in respirology and sleep medicine to share how an academic physician ended up being an inventor/entrepreneur? Spoiler alert: “It is not what you think”.
Each presenter will include plenty of examples and actionable advice.
"Fantastic presenters and very informative. Thank you." -Attendee Feedback from previous Virtual Medical Device Playbook events.
Behaviors and decisions that seem to be almost universally fatal for Academic Spin-Outs
How do I know if I have a good idea? • Should I leave my day job? • How can I find a “good” CEO to run my venture? • Where do I go to raise money?
Raising capital, grant strategies, relationship with university
Unique struggles that co-founders who are academics can face and need to overcome
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Scott is a Chair of the LifeSciences British Columbia board, Fellow of The Canadian Academy of Engineering, winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2017 Pacific Awards Technology category, 2017 recipient of the VIATEC Technology Champion award,...
Born in Egypt 1939, Dr. Younes obtained his medical degree from Alexandria University. He immigrated to Canada in 1964 and obtained his clinical training in internal medicine and respiratory medicine, followed by a PhD in respiratory physiology,...
Lori co-founded Opticyte based on her groundbreaking PhD work on the core technology that makes the company unique and valuable. As CEO, she has successfully raised capital and secured substantial non-dilutive government grants.
Director of Engineering Entrepreneurship Duke University
Bill Walker is an inventor, serial entrepreneur, and educator. He has repeatedly invented solutions to unmet clinical needs and built companies to deliver those solutions. PocketSonics, acquired in 2014, developed the Sonic WindowTM, a compact,...