Tech Transfer & Entrepreneurship

Conversations with Women Leaders in the Life Sciences, a Breakfast Event

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BioFlorida Northeast Chapter Event
Thursday, June 27 (7:30-9:30 am)
A Breakfast Event at UF Innovate | The Hub
747 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

Join the Northeast Chapter for an interactive panel of women who hold leadership roles in the bioscience sector. They will provide insights relevant to any emerging leader through the discussion of defining moments, opportunities, and decisions that shaped their professional and personal growth.
Karen Zaderej, President and CEO, AxoGen
Leslie Maloney, PhD, Exec. Director, Business Development, Ology Bioservices
Christine E. Schmidt, PhD, Pruitt Family Professor and Department Chair, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Dept of Biomedical Engineering, UF


Members: $25; Non-members: $45; Students: $15.  Online registration will close June 26 at noon EDT.

The cost for the first ten students and/or postdocs to contact Tamara Mandell at will be sponsored by the UF Center of Excellence for Regenerative Health Biotechnology.

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The Collaboratory for Women Innovators invites you to join us for a unique networking opportunity! Come connect with other women as we discuss author Abby Wambach’s empowering rally cry for women to claim the power of their Wolf and the strength of their Pack in WOLFPACK.

Brown bag luncheon!    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019    Noon – 1:30 PM

We will meet at the Collaboratory, UF Innovate | The Hub, 747 SW 2nd Ave. Ste. 169

Free but registration required!  Space is limited!

Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup champion, and the highest all-time international goal scorer for male and female soccer players. She co-founded Wolfpack Endeavor, which is revolutionizing leadership development for women in the workplace and beyond. She is also an activist for equality and inclusion.

graphic "Startup Roadmap"Do you have an innovative idea or an early stage startup that has potential as scalable venture?

The Startup Roadmap provides an interactive, high-energy hands-on environment to roll up your sleeves and discover the business value proposition for your idea—and much more.

Using the So what? who cares? why you?® methodology and tools from (WKI), you will work collaboratively with a Certified Coach in weekly, small-group sessions to apply a business-focused lens to your idea and assess your readiness for the next stage of development. At the end of the program, participants will have developed a commercialization road-map to help launch their venture successfully, plus a pitch presentation deck for investors and other appropriate audiences.

Program starts Fall 2019!

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