PRE-SEED FUNDING FOR STARTUPS Thursday September 20th, 2018

Thursday September 20th, 2018 

Berkeley Skydeck, 2150 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Important Note: SkyDeck is not accessible after 6:30 pm for security reasons. Registration starts at 6 pm and doors close at 6:30 pm.
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  • Our guests, from the best incubators in the Bay Area, will talk about their grant programs, support for start-ups, and trainings to help aspiring entrepreneur bring their ideas into the market (proposal, targeting funding agencies, best practices etc...).


We have an excellent group of speakers to learn from. The attendees will get to network with the speakers experienced in translating lab research to products and also those who assisted scientists transform into entrepreneurs.

Ioana AaneiGabrielle G. LeblancBrenna Teigler Caroline Winnett

6.00- 6.30 pm  Registration & Refreshments
6:30- 7.00 pm  Workshop 
7.00-8.00 pm: Interactive Panel discussion
8.00- 9.00 pm Networking & drinks

Speaker information:

Ioana Aanei is the Entrepreneurship Program Manager at QB3, the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences.


Gabrielle G. Leblanc is a professional grant consultant and writer with 11 years of experience as an NIH Program Director, and many years of prior experience as a research scientist and lab PI


Brenna Teigler is in charge of program operations at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's Cyclotron Road, including the selection process, onboarding, and educational programming for the entrepreneurial fellows.


Caroline Winnett is Executive Director of Berkeley SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s startup accelerator.


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