YALE INNOVATION SUMMIT SCHEDULE
|9am||WELCOME TO THE YALE INNOVATION SUMMIT|
|10am||Audience for tech ventures heads upstairs|
|BIOTECH TRACK||TECH TRACK|
|10:05am||Biotech Venture Investors Panel
“Crossing the Chasm: from Invention to Clinical Trial Funding”
|Tech Venture Investors Panel
“Corporate Venture Capital Investing in Technology”
|11:15am||BIOTECH PITCH CONTEST
Biotech startups make 5-minute pitches
ChitRx – Engaging chitinases in the treatment of asthma. Team: Geoffrey Chupp, MD, Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Director, Yale Center for Asthma and Airways Disease (YCAAD); Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Yale-New Haven Hospital.
VasoRx – Developing a nanoparticle-based therapy to reduce the progression of atherosclerosis. Team: Michael Simons, MD, Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Cell Biology; Pei-Yu Chen, PhD, Associate Research Scientist.
Sidera Medicine –Targeting stem cell-like, invasive subpopulations of glioblastoma and melanoma with a new generation of highly selective small-molecule kinase drugs. Team: Jesse Rinehart, PhD, Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology; Farren Isaacs, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.
SepDx – An integrated platform for diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. Team: Melissa Davis, MD, Clinical Fellow in Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; David Kaufman, MD, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease Medicine, Yale New Haven Bridgeport Hospital.
StraDEFY – Redefining skin cancer prevention and treatment using breakthroughs in nanotechnology. Team: Mark Saltzman, PhD, Goizueta Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Environmental Engineering & Physiology; Michael Girardi, MD, Professor of Dermatology; Director, Residency Program; Vice Chair; Linda Fong, PhD candidate at Yale University.
ADM Therapeutics – A new approach for the rescue of insulin-secreting b-cells in diabetics. Team: Andrew Miranker, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry.
Rarebase – Developing a new generation of chemotherapy agents against cancer stem cells. Team: Andrew Xiao, PhD Associate Professor, Yale Stem Cell Center.
Exolva – Cell-permeable miniature proteins that can deliver better medicine. Team: Alanna Schepartz, PhD, Milton Harris ’29 Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Rebecca Wissner, Postdoctoral candidate in chemistry.
|TECH PITCH CONTEST
Tech startups make 5-minute pitches
Rio Medical – an off-the-shelf filter that plugs into standard IV lines and purges gas from infusions. Team: Sandra Lynne Fryhofer, JD-MBA Candidate at Yale Law School and Yale School of Management; Ketan R. Bulsara, MD, MBA; Matt Wilkens, MBA; Sandra Saldana-Ortega, PhD (MBA ’17); Steven Cramer, PhD.
LaPor – creating a better blue laser diode using porous technology. Team: Jung Han, William A. Norton Professor in Technological Innovation; Ge Yuan, PhD Electrical Engineering (’17).
Py – a mobile platform to improve the way people learn on their phone. Team: Derek Lo (YC ’17).
Alva Health – a wearable device for detection of neurological symptoms. Team: Kevin Sheth, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neurosurgery; Division Chief, Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology; Director, Neuroscience ICU; Chief, Clinical Research, Department of Neurology); Sandra Saldana-Ortega, PhD (SOM ’17); Hitten Zaveri, PhD, Associate Professor in Neurology; Ronald Coifman, PhD, Philips Professor of Math and Computer Science.
CertiKOS – The first fully certified OS kernel that is done economically, proves more properties, runs on concurrent hardware and is truly extensible. Team: Zhong Shao, PhD, Professor of Computer Science.
Trellis – A network survey app that allows users to track and manage teams in order to improve productivity. Team: Nicholas Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH, Director Human Nature Lab and Co-Director, Yale Institute for Network Science; Thomas Keegan, PhD, Director of Yale’s Human Nature Lab; Mark McKnight, Web Developer at Yale’s Human Nature Lab; Marcus Alexander, PhD, scientist in Yale’s Human Nature Lab.
HardID – Hardware fingerprint for IoT devices. Team: Jakub Szefer, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Wenjie Xiong, Ph.D. candidate in Department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University
Lifeguard – a minimally-invasive, temporary neuro-protection device for aortic valve replacement. Team: Brendan Bell, Postgraduate Associate at Yale SEAS; Tarek Fahmy, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Immunobiology; Alexandra Lansky, MD, Professor of Medicine in the section of Cardiology at the Yale School of Medicine; Cody Pietras, Associate Director of Scientific Affairs, Yale Cardiovascular Research Group.
|12:30pm||LUNCH / POSTER SESSION / NETWORKING
2017 e-posters available here! (password: yale)
|1:45pm||FEATURED BIOTECH ADDRESS
Roy Herbst, MD
Associate Director for Translational Research, Yale Cancer Center
“The Future of Immuno-Oncology”
BIOTECH PANEL DISCUSSION
“The Future of Immuno-Oncology”
GERALD CHAN, Cofounder, Morningside Group “Reflections on Venture Investing in Biotechnology” Zhang Auditorium*Watch the keynote and awards ceremony here!
|4:15pm||CLOSING REMARKS / BLAVATNIK AWARD PRESENTATIONS
Peter Salovey, President of Yale
|5pm||Photos & Departure|