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Virtual Lunch & Learn: How Accelerators Can Help Boost Your Startup – Founders’ Perspectives

February 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Virtual Lunch & Learn: How accelerators can help boost your startup – founders’ perspectives.

In case you missed it, you can watch the recording here.

About this event

What are accelerators and how can they boost your startup? Learn about types of accelerators and how they can benefit your company, and hear from founders who have been through accelerators and what their experiences were like. We will have time for audience Q&A, so bring your questions!

About the Speakers: Charla Triplett, David Farrell, and Candice Smith

Charla Triplett has over 20 years of experience bridging the gap between academia, business, startups, non-profit and Venture Capital. Charla is trained as a bioengineer, with a breadth of experience in digital health, biosensors, medtech and life sciences. She has been a sought out mentor, advisor and connector in the industry for decades, most recently as the President of Catalyze, a consulting group. She is a Senior Venture Partner at Expert Dojo Healthcare Ventures, Managing Director of Suncoast Ventures, and CEO of Spine by Design, a software as a medical device spin-out from OSU.

Dave Farrell, PhD, FAHA is a Professor at the Oregon Health & Science University. He is passionate about bringing scientific discoveries from the lab bench to the patient’s bedside. His research interests involve the mechanisms of blood clotting and how this leads to heart attacks and strokes. He has four decades of biomedical research experience. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association for his research contributions. He is also training the next generation of physicians and scientists as a course director in the Foundations of Medicine curriculum for first-year medical students at the Oregon Health & Science University.

Candice Smith founded Caregiven following the death of her father. Inspired to change the experiences for all family caregivers, Caregiven’s mobile app and platform was launched in April 2020 and is the only digital-first caregiver engagement platform aggregating the medical, legal, financial, logistical and emotional aspects of caring for an aging or ailing adult. Caregiven is Candice’s first start-up in the for-profit space, she has an established history as a serial entrepreneur in the nonprofit sector. Prior to Caregiven, Candice spent 20+ overseeing alumni, development and public relations for colleges and universities both in The States and in Australia. A graduate of the University of Oregon, Candice currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her family and maintains residency in Brisbane, Australia.

This program is organized by OBI/OTRADI .

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February 16, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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