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Yale Innovation Summit 2022

New VENTURE Haven

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06510

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Highlighting entrepreneurial Yale faculty and students and the investable innovations coming out of Yale labs

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Keynote Speakers

Indra Nooyi
Indra Nooyi
Former CEO
Pepsi Co.
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CEO and Managing Partner
The Engine

ABOUT the 2022 Yale Innovation Summit: New VENTURE Haven.

The Yale Innovation Summit is delighted to return to an in-person format this year. The Summit has become the largest entrepreneurship event on campus and the largest gathering of venture capital investors in Connecticut. Over two days we will celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship at Yale, in New Haven and Connecticut as a whole. The Summit offers unequaled networking, education, and inspiration for the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem. All are welcome!

YALE'S COVID-19 POLICY - ALL NON-YALE ATTENDEES MUST SUBMIT VACCINATION STATUS

The Innovation Summit follows Yale's COVID rules and guidance for events.  We will continue to monitor and update this section as required, and if policy changes, we will notify attendees.  Here are the current requirements for attendees:

Masking:  As announced on March 10, masking will be optional for both Yale & non-Yale attendees.

Vaccination Status (***FOR NON-YALE ATTENDEES):  All non-Yale attendees fall under the visitors policy and will be required to complete the Vaccination and Booster Attestation form.  As the summit is over 2 days, please identify as a long term visitor and use the email innovation.summit@yale.edu as the host.  You will receive an approval email which must be presented at registration.  All Yale attendees are already covered under existing Yale vaccination policy and have nothing further to do. 

SUMMIT AGENDA

Tuesday May 17, 2022

Registration Opens

Summit Opening Remarks and Welcome

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Josh Geballe
Senior Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Yale University
Justin Elicker
Mayor Justin Elicker
Mayor
City of New Haven

State of the Life Sciences Industry

Hosted by BioCT & Sponsored by JP Morgan
Dawn Hocevar
Dawn Hocevar
President & CEO
BioCT

Join BioCT for the first annual 'State of the Life Science Industry' to learn firsthand about the outstanding growth of the sector from industry insiders and state leaders. Topics will include investment trends, economic impact, talent pipelines, infrastructure developments and the promising opportunities on the horizon.

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Panel 1: State & Industry Support

Moderated by Michael Keden of JP Morgan, this panel will discuss the growth of the life sciences sector in Connecticut from industry insiders and state leaders. 

Michael Keden
Moderator
Michael Keden
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan
David Lehman
Panelist
David Lehman
Commissioner
DECD
Christine Cohen
Panelist
Senator Christine Cohen
Co-Chair of the Legislative Bioscience Caucus
State of CT
Cyndi Green
Panelist
Cyndi Green
Managing Director
Connecticut Innovations
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Panelist
Carter Winstanley
Principal
Winstanley Enterprises
Liz Power
Panelist
Liz Power
Site Affairs Lead
Pfizer

Panel 2: Why Connecticut?

Moderated by Rob Bettigole of Elm Street Ventures, this panel will feature a lively discussion about the value proposition of working, investing, and growing the Connecticut ecosystem. 

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Moderator
Rob Bettigole
Founder & Managing Partner
Elm Street Ventures
Peter Denious
Panelist
Peter Denious
CEO
AdvanceCT
Sharon Barr
Panelist
Sharon Barr
Senior Vice President, Head of Research and Product Development
Alexion AstraZeneca Rare Disease
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Panelist
Andrew Kasarskis
Chief Data Officer
Sema4
Jonathan Rothberg
Panelist
Jonathan Rothberg
Innovator/Entrpreneur
4Catalyzer
Eric Linsley
Panelist
Eric Linsley
Partner
BioLabs
Nora Khaldi
Panelist
Nora Khaldi
Founder & CEO
Nuritas

Closing Remarks with Governor Ned Lamont

Governor Lamont
Governor Ned Lamont
Governor
State of CT

Opening Day Reception

Wednesday May 18, 2022

Registration

Opening Remarks (Grand Ballroom A&B)

Morning Keynote Speaker: Indra Nooyi

Introduced by Keynote Host Chris McLeod, Elm Street Ventures

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Indra Nooyi
Indra Nooyi
Former CEO
Pepsi Co

Panel 1: Trends in BioTech Investing: What’s Hot and What’s Not (Grand Ballroom A&B)

Moderated by Dormer Stephen with Shipman & Goodwin, panelists from top venture capital firms and pharma will discuss the trends they are seeing in biotech investing.

Dormer Stephen
Moderator
Dormer Stephen
Partner
Shipman & Goodwin
Carine Boustany
Panelist
Carine Boustany
SVP, Development US Site Head, Global Head Development Sciences
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Allyson Rinderle
Panelist
Allyson Rinderle
Principal
KKR
Marian nakada
Panelist
Marian Nakada
Vice President, Venture Investments
JJDC
Christine Brennan
Panelist
Christine Brennan
Managing Director
Vertex Ventures

Pitch Block 1: Tech/Digital Health (College Room A&B)

Thank you to our sponsor, First Republic Bank 

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Guannan Gong
Yale Faculty
CtrlTrial Inc.
Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman
Connecticut Innovations
Nest
Dan Boffa
Dan Boffa
Yale Faculty
UNS Project, Inc.
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Colin Ng
Connecticut Innovations
AtlasXomics
Lynn Fiellin
Lynn Fiellin
Yale Faculty
Playbl, Inc.
Rohan Khera
Rohan Khera
Yale Faculty
Evidence2Health
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Moderator
Joe Pugliese
Director – Life Science
First Republic Bank
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Judge
Kristin King
Angel Investor
Boston Harbor Angels
Brenton Fargnoli
Judge
Brenton Fargnoli
Managing Partner
AlleyCorp
Ajay Rayasam
Judge
Ajay Rayasam
Associate
Osage University Partners
Matt Storeygard
Judge
Matt Storeygard
Senior Managing Director, Venture Capital Investments
Connecticut Innovations
Tripp Peake
Judge
Tripp Peake
General Partner
LRV Health
Jason Buchanan
Judge
Jason Buchanan
Venture Partner
Kind Capital
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Judge
Spring Hollis
Star Strong Captial

Networking & Refreshments Break

Panel 2: The Health System Innovation Revolution: What does the future hold? (Grand Ballroom A&B)

Moderated by Maxwell Laurans with Yale New Haven Health, this panel features a group of hospital system experts who are transforming processes' designed to improve patient outcomes.

Sponsored by Yale New Haven Health

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Max Laurans
Moderator
Maxwell Laurans
Vice President Surgical Services
Yale New Haven Hospital
Lisa Stump
Panelist
Lisa Stump
Lecturer; Sr. Vice President, Administration
YNHH/Yale
Joe Bission
Panelist
Joe Bisson
Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships
Yale New Haven Health
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Panelist
Olukemi Akande
Hospitalist and Physician Executive Director for Post-Acute Care Services
Yale New Haven Health
Keith Churchwell
Panelist
Keith Churchwell
President
Yale New Haven Hospital

Pitch Block 2 - Tech/Digital Health (College Room A&B)

Thank you to our sponsor, First Republic Bank 

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Todd Constable
Todd Constable
Yale Faculty
Electromagnetic Devices LLC
Lacie Thorne
Lacie Thorne
Yale Student
Phigital
Erik Gunther
Erik Gunther
Connecticut Innovations
ProteoWise
Jason Baumgartner
Jason Baumgartner
Connecticut Innovations
BEKHealth
Zongjian He
Zongjian He
Yale Student
Aspecta.ai
Ons M'Saad
Ons M'Saad
Yale Student
panluminate, Inc.
Nishta Rao
Moderator
Nishta Rao
Managing Director – Life Science
First Republic Bank
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Judge
Kristin King
Angel Investor
Boston Harbor Angels
Brenton Fargnoli
Judge
Brenton Fargnoli
Managing Partner
AlleyCorp
Jared Newman
Judge
Jared Newman
Senior Associate, East Coast
Canaan
Ajay Rayasam
Judge
Ajay Rayasam
Associate
Osage University Partners
Matt Storeygard
Judge
Matt Storeygard
Senior Managing Director, Venture Capital Investments
Connecticut Innovations
Tripp Peake
Judge
Tripp Peake
General Partner
LRV Health
Jason Buchanan
Judge
Jason Buchanan
Venture Partner
Kind Capital
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Judge
Spring Hollis
Star Strong Capital

Networking / Lunch / E-Poster Session

amplifyHERscience Speed Networking (George Room)

amplifyHERscience will be bringing together faculty and founders with investors and future industry partners who are keen to diversify their portfolios.

Meet in the amplifyHERscience’s space between 11:30 and 1pm with a dedicated “speed networking” event from 12:15pm and 12:45pm. If you have ever hoped to make new connections at an event like the Innovation Summit but found it hard to strike up a conversation with a stranger, this event is for you. We will facilitate the networking and there will be swag prizes for those that can fill their “dance card!” Curious? Sign up below! 

Panel 3: Enabling Yale Technologies to Drive New Businesses (Grand Ballroom A&B)

Hosted by Jeff Brock with the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science, and moderated by Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP, this panel features four of the newly appointed Roberts Innovation Fund advisory board members. They will discuss opportunities and current market needs in the areas such as AI, blockchain, trustworthy computing, and computational modeling.

Jeff Brock
Yale Host
Jeff Brock
Dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and FAS Dean of Science, Zhao and Ji Professor of Mathematics
Yale University
Frank Milone
Moderator
Frank Milone
Partner
Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP
Donald Fischer
Panelist
Donald Fischer
CEO, Co-Founder
Tidelift
Steven Kan
Panelist
Steven Kan
Chief of Staff and Head of Operations; Mentor, Google for Startups Accelerator
Google
Sheng Liang
Panelist
Sheng Liang
President of Engineering and Innovation
Suse
Bhaskar Ghosh
Panelist
Bhaskar Ghosh
Partner and CTO
8VC

Pitch Block 3: Biotech (College Room A&B)

Dong Wang
Dong Wang
Connecticut Innovations
Enrich Therapeutics, Inc.
Joseph Vinetz
Joseph Vinetz
Yale Faculty
LeptoX BioPharma, Inc.
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Smita Krishnaswamy
Yale Faculty
MoirAI
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Choukri Ben Mamoun
Yale Faculty
Virtus Therapeutics
Yasmina Abdiche
Yasmina Abdiche
Connecticut Innovations
Revelar Biotherapeutics
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Angelique Bordey
Yale Faculty
Treatment of Epilepsy in a genetic disorder, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Domingos Silva
Moderator
Domingos Silva
Patent Attorney
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Mitra Miri
Judge
Mitra Miri
Senior Investment Associate
Osage University Partners
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Judge
Brian Yordy
Principal
F-Prime
Jason Ruth
Judge
Jason Ruth
Principal
5AM Ventures
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Judge
Nilay Thakar
Principal
Arch Venture Partners
Amanda Hayward
Judge
Amanda Hayward
Head of Business Development
Rallybio
Michal Preminger
Judge
Michal Preminger
Regional Head
J&J Jlabs
Marc Appel
Judge
Marc Appel
CEO
Orange Grove
Anna Turetsky
Judge
Anna Turetsky
Principal, Venture Investments
Mark Foundation
Paulina Hill
Judge
Paulina Hill
Partner
Sanofi Ventures
Marie-Claire Peakman
Judge
Marie-Claire Peakman
Principal
Pfizer Ventures
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Judge
Heather Berger
SR One
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Judge
Jonathan Mandelbaum, Ph.D.
Vice President
OrbiMed

Panel 4: Startup Journeys from Yale to Unicorn (Grand Ballroom A&B)

Moderated by Annie Lamont of Oak HC/FT, this panel features four executives who spun companies out of Yale that reached valuations of $1 billion.

Annie Lamont
Moderator
Annie Lamont
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Oak HC/FT
Justin Borgman
Panelist
Justin Borgman
Co-Founder & CEO
Starburst
John Houston
Panelist
John Houston
CEO
Arvinas
Ronghui Gu
Panelist
Ronghui Gu
CEO
CertiK
Lasater
Miles Lasater
CEO
Purpose Built Ventures

Pitch Block 4: Biotech (College Room A&B)

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John Deacon
Connecticut Innovations
Cytosolix
Nicholas Economos
Nicholas Economos
Yale Student
Hybridex
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Greg Tietjen
Yale Faculty
Revalia Bio Inc.
Anne Wyllie
Anne Wyllie
Yale Faculty
SalivaDirect, Yale School of Public Health
Reid Waldman
Reid Waldman
Connecticut Innovations
VeraDermics Inc.
Bob Linke
Bob Linke
Yale Faculty
Osmol Therapeutics, Inc.
Domingos Silva
Moderator
Domingos Silva
Patent Attorney
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Mitra Miri
Judge
Mitra Miri
Senior Investment Associate
Osage University Partners
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Judge
Brian Yordy
Principal
F-Prime
Jason Ruth
Judge
Jason Ruth
Principal
5AM Ventures
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Judge
Nilay Thakar
Principal
Arch Venture Partners
Amanda Hayward
Judge
Amanda Hayward
Head of Business Development
Rallybio
Michal Preminger
Judge
Michal Preminger
Regional Head
J&J Jlabs
Marc Appel
Judge
Marc Appel
CEO
Orange Grove
Anna Turetsky
Judge
Anna Turetsky
Principal, Venture Investments
Mark Foundation
Paulina Hill
Judge
Paulina Hill
Partner
Sanofi Ventures
Marie-Claire Peakman
Judge
Marie-Claire O'Donnell
Principal
Pfizer Ventures
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Judge
Principal
SR One

Networking & Refreshments Break

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

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Katie Rae
CEO & Managing Partner
The Engine
Brian
Moderator
Brian Gormley
Reporter
Wall Street Journal

Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks (Grand Ballroom A&B)

Reception (outdoors at Temple Plaza)

PRESENTATIONS, PITCHES, AND PRIZES

There will be 20+ live pitch presentations, 70+ ePoster presentations, and nearly 100 innovations from across Connecticut will be available for viewing and partnering via the Pitch Video Showcase. Approximately $100,000 in cash prizes and awards will be made.

Innovators Get the Golden Ticket: 1 Year of Free Office Space from New Haven's District or  1 Year Free Bench Space from BioLabs West Campus

For the first time this year, we are excited to announce a new "Golden Ticket" award thanks to the generosity of District & BioLabs. Two innovators who have submitted their innovations to the Yale Innovation Summit will be selected to win a free year of office space at District New Haven or free year of bench space at BioLabs West Campus.

Each prize is valued at approximately $20,000!

How to be considered?  It's easy!  Just answer two additional questions:

  1. Are you interested in being considered for a golden ticket award and able to execute on a golden ticket within the next 3 months?

  2. Describe in a few sentences why your company should be considered for a golden ticket?

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Highlights from Previous Years