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Going from PhD to CEO in the Life Sciences

September 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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This webinar features a stellar panel of PhD-CEOs who each founded a company within 2 years of their PhDs and who have collectively raised more than $275M for these companies. The panelists will discuss the foundation of these companies and the learnings they had as they have scaled up their businesses. This webinar is free to attend as is presented by the Johnson College BioEntrepreneurship Initiative and Cornell Engineering. Hosted by eCornell.

About the panelists

  • Abraham Heifets (BS ’01 MEng ’02), CEO of Atomwise, a developer of artificial intelligence systems using powerful deep learning algorithms and supercomputers for drug discovery.
  • Jacob Becraft, CEO of Strand Therapeutics, a developer of an mRNA platform intended to create gene therapies powered by synthetic biology.
  • Piraye Beim (Ph.D. ’07), CEO of Celmatix, a preclinical-stage women’s health biotech focused uniquely on ovarian biology.

The discussion will be moderated by Andrea Ippolito (BS ’06 MEng ’07), CEO of SimpliFed and a Cornell Entrepreneur-In-Residence.

Register and join us at 1:00 pm (eastern)


September 8, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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