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Venture Café

Pathways to Bio-Entrepreneurship & Life Science Commercialization

Thursday, May 05, 2022 | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
this event is taking place virtually

How can you become a bio entrepreneur or innovator?

Expanding Pathways to Bio-Entrepreneurship & Life Science Commercialization

What does it take to become a successful bio entrepreneur or innovator? Explored through the lens of increasing diversity in the STEM economy, join us for a discussion with founders, funders, and resource providers about their journey from curiosity in science to product commercialization.

Speakers will highlight the challenges and opportunities along their personal journey in the Bio-tech and Life Sciences sector. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and get their insights.

What You’ll Learn
  • What were the biggest challenges and opportunities?
  • What did they wish they knew before starting off?
  • What do you need before you take this leap?
  • Thom Webster, Senior Business Advisor, Black Squirrel Collective
  • Chad Womack, Senior Director, United Negro College Fund

As a session attendee, you’re eligible to apply to apply for an ‘all-expenses-paid trip’ to the 2022 BIO International Convention in San Diego to kick start your journey. If you bring the science and curiosity, we’ll help you build the path to commercialization success!


This workshop will also be taking place in-person on May 12, 2022.

This session is part of the iRISE Expanding Pathways to Bio-Entrepreneurship & Life Science Commercialization at Venture Café providing meaningful and relevant content for launching profitable startups or viable careers in bio-entrepreneurship and life sciences. iRISE represents a unique collaboration with the goal of increasing Black & Brown diversity, equity and inclusion in Philadelphia’s scientific and technology venture ecosystem.