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Wednesday, June 27 • 9:00am - 10:00am
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The days of a long and complex tech transfer are behind us. With a wealth of universities and research institutes in San Diego, there are endless technologies with huge potential for success when commercialized. What does it take to turn a seed of an idea into a thriving biotech company? Hear from a panel of tech transfer experts, entrepreneurs and funders who’ll share their experiences on advancing innovations conceived in a university or institute.

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Stephen Flaim

President & CEO, CardioCreate, Inc.
Steve has held sr. management roles at J&J, the Squibb Institute for Medical Research, Alliance Pharma, Trega Biosciences & Galileo Pharma. He's a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, & more.
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Ruben Flores-Saaib

Director of Commercialization for the Office of Innovation and Commercialization, UCSD
Rubén manages the workflow of inventions to licenses and startups arising from academic inventions. Prior to UCSD, he was VP of Business Development and Technology Transfer for the Los Angeles BioMedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.
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Greg Horowitt

Director of Innovation, UC San Diego
Greg Horowitt is a serial entrepreneur, investor, author, and innovation systems architect.   He is currently a partner at Kai Capital and a founding partner in their innovation incubator, Kai Labs, as well as a member of the Society of Kauffman Fellows.  He is the Director of Innovation at... Read More →
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Silvia Mah

Executive Director, Hera Labs; Co-founder, Adastra Ventures, Hera Labs; Adastra Ventures
Dr. Silvia Mah is a leading advocate for empowering women-owned & diverse businesses on a global level. Her mission is to promote, nurture, and invest in transformational startups that allow women & diverse founders to excel around the world.
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Tommy Martindale

Director, Technology Transfer Office, SDSU Research Foundation
Tommy is responsible for the protection and commercialization of technologies developed at SDSU. He supports SDSURF by managing its portfolio of IP that stems from faculty inventions, evaluating the market potential for those inventions, and commercializing SDSURF's technologies through... Read More →

Wednesday June 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Golden Hall - Breakout A