Special Yale-CURE BioHaven Panel Discussion – "The Next Big Idea: Creating a New Venture"

A special Yale-CURE BioHaven presentation will give venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and the Yale community a chance to look into the future at the next generation of medical therapeutics.

The panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, April 16 in the Anlyan Center Auditorium at 300 Cedar Street at 5 p.m. The program will feature presentations by leading industry observers on new trends in business formation.

Roger Longman, managing partner of Windhover Information Inc. and a leading expert in biopharmaceutical deal making, will serve as moderator.

The panelists are:

  • William Burkoth, the senior manager of venture capital of Pfizer Venture Investments, Pfizer Inc., a board observer for five Pfizer-supported new ventures.
  • Richard Flavell, professor and chair of immunobiology; professor of molecular, cellular & developmental biology at Yale University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; and a founding scientist of Vaxinnate.
  • Haifan Lin, professor of cell biology, director of the Yale Stem Cell Center in Yale School of Medicine, and internationally recognized stem cell researcher.
  • David Sheer, president of Sheer & Company, Inc., venture capitalist and expert in life sciences company formation.

Refreshments and networking will follow the discussion at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free, but advanced registration is required. To RSVP, send an e-mail to biohaven@yale.edu or call the Yale Office of Cooperative Research at 203-436-8096. A flyer about all events in the series is online. Directions to the event are available online.

The BioHaven Entrepreneurship Series is sponsored by the Yale Office of Cooperative Research, Connecticut United for Research Excellence (CURE), Wiggin and Dana, LLP, Elm Street Ventures, and Price Waterhouse Coopers, PC. with support from the Yale Entrepreneurial Society and the Yale Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Society. For further information on the seminar, please contact Tracy Huang at 203-436-8096.



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