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Genome Startup Day 2021

May 19, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Join us May 19th, 1:30-2:30 pm PST for Genome Startup Day Spring 2021

Beyond CEO: Exploring the Range of Rewarding Startup Career Paths

Founding a genomics or biotech company is the dream for some, but not all. Luckily, for those interested in transitioning from academia to industry, there are many paths to a successful and rewarding career via the startup world that doesn’t require being a founder. On May 19, Genome Startup Day will explore some of the diverse roles that exist in startups and provide opportunities for students and those curious about their career paths to interact and learn from professionals who are leaders but are not founders or CEOs.

We’re also thrilled to welcome long-time biotech entrepreneur and technology innovator Stephen Turner, PhD, founder and CTO for Pacific Biosciences (PacBio) for a fireside chat with Phase Genomics founder and CEO Ivan Liachko, PhD. As a widely recognized industry pioneer, Stephen will share his personal journey from academia to commercialization and provide his unique insights for students and graduates considering their own future paths. Bring your questions!

The interactive panel discussion will include:

Gabriella Kiss, PhD, Director of Sales & Business Development for Refeyn
Lena Shaw, Director of Marketing, Navigating Cancer
Robert Hayes, Chief Scientific Officer, Immusoft

About Genome Startup Day:

Launched in fall of 2019, the Genome Startup Day initiative aims to provide support, mentorship and community for postdocs and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a genomics career beyond academia but aren’t sure where to begin.

Through virtual and in-person events, Genome Start Day connects students, scientists, startup founders, investors and advocates who share a commitment to supporting the next-generation of leading genomics entrepreneurs.

The Genome Startup Day initiative is organized by Phase Genomics in Seattle, in collaboration with genomics startups, investors and advocates throughout the United States.

Learn more at www.genomestartupday.com and register here.


May 19, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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