Schedule & Program

2017 EVENT PROGRAM HERE

YALE INNOVATION SUMMIT SCHEDULE

7-8am REGISTRATION
7:15-9am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9am WELCOME TO THE YALE INNOVATION SUMMIT
9:10am KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Jim Hornthal

Founder, Launchpad

Zhang Auditorium

*Watch the keynote here!*

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”

  • Rob Bettigole, Moderator (Elm Street Ventures)
  • Lili Portilla (NIH)
  • Kevin Bitterman (Polaris Partners)
  • Christine Brennan (Novartis)
  • Jason Hafler (Sanofi-Genzyme)
  • James Tobin (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Chau Khuong (OrbiMed)
  • Lou Tartaglia (5AM Ventures)

Zhang Auditorium

Tech Venture Investors Panel

“Corporate Venture Capital Investing in Technology”

  • Chris McLeod, Moderator (Elm Street Ventures)
  • Paul Hermes (Medtronic)
  • Kathleen McGroddy-Goetz (IBM Watson Health)
  • Ken Kaufmann (Hamamatsu)
  • Chris Moran (Lockheed Martin Ventures)
  • Erdogan Cesmeli (GE Ventures)

Room 2400

11am COFFEE BREAK
11:15am BIOTECH PITCH CONTEST

Biotech startups make 5-minute pitches

Zhang Auditorium

ChitRxEngaging 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

Room 2400

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)

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Biotech & Tech Showcase in Zhang Auditorium (Biotech) and Room 2400 (Tech)

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”

  • Chris Denn, Moderator (Goodwin Law)
  • Jason Rhodes (Atlas Venture)
  • Stephen Squinto (OrbiMed)
  • Mary Tanner (Evolution Life Science Partners)
  • Sara Nayeem (New Enterprise Associates)
  • Liam Ratcliffe (New Leaf Ventures)
  • Stephen Knight (F-Prime Capital Partners)
  • Roy Herbst (Yale Cancer Center)

Zhang Auditorium

 

TECH PANEL DISCUSSION

“Building Successful Ventures from Startup to Exit

  • Paul Hughes, Moderator (Wiggin & Dana)
  • Hyuk Jeen-Suh (Samsung Ventures)
  • Patricia Kemp (Oak HC/FT)
  • Jeffrey Reitman (Nyca Partners)
  • Helge Seetzen (Tandem Launch)
  • Jarrod Yuster (Pico Quantitative Trading)

Room 2400

3pm COFFEE BREAK
3:15pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS
GERALD CHAN, Cofounder, Morningside Group “Reflections on Venture Investing in BiotechnologyZhang Auditorium*Watch the keynote and awards ceremony here!
4:15pm CLOSING REMARKS / BLAVATNIK AWARD PRESENTATIONS

Peter Salovey, President of Yale

Zhang Auditorium

5pm Photos & Departure