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Perspectives on Building and Investing in Biotech Startups

by | April 18, 2019

This event will bring together life science investors to discuss entrepreneurship and investment in biotech startups. The panel will focus on (1) careers in the startup world, (2) tips to start a biotech company and secure funding, and (3) perspectives on the biotech entrepreneurship and investment spaces. Following the panel, there will be an opportunity to meet the panelists and network with other attendees during the reception.

Register here!

Panelists include:

  • Barbara Alcaraz Silva at SVB
  • Sarah Bhagat at Sofinnova
  • Mira Chaurushiya at 5AM
  • Francisco Gimenez at 8VC
  • Carol Suh at ARCH
  • Moderator: Mike Hostetler (IP Partner) at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Event Agenda:

  • 5:45 pm – Opening remarks
  • 6:00 to 7:15 pm – Panel
  • 7:15 pm – Reception

This event is made possible by:

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

WSGR is the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences and growth enterprises worldwide. WSGR represents companies from entrepreneurial startups to multibillion-dollar global corporations at every stage of development. WSGR represents more companies that receive venture financing than any other U.S. law firm and consistently ranks No. 1 in Dow Jones VentureSource for the number of venture capital deals handled each year.

Silicon Valley Bank

For 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators.

Biotech Connection- Bay Area

Biotech Connection- Bay Area brings together academic scientists and industry professionals to facilitate life science innovation. Our mission is to help exceptional graduate students and postdoctoral fellows acquire the business tools necessary to become life science leaders while providing biotech partners with valuable market research, diligence & academic insights. We do this through (1) consulting engagements, (2) due diligence engagements, (3) our content platform BCBA Viewpoints, and (4) campus seminars.


QB3 is the University of California’s hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in life science. The institute supports UC researchers and empowers Bay Area entrepreneurs to launch startup companies and partner with industry. With five incubators, two seed-stage venture capital firms, and a special initiative in medical devices — the Rosenman Institute — QB3 helps bio-entrepreneurs create high-value jobs and brings more than $750 million into the Bay Area each year.