“Start-up Challenge”

September 30, 2015Presentation
Women in Bio-Chicago

Partner and chair of Marshall Gerstein’s Biotechnology practice Heather R. Kissling moderated Women in Bio-Chicago’s inaugural “Start-up Challenge,” which was held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, from 5:30–8:00 p.m. at MATTER in Chicago, IL.

Finalists from women-led Illinois biotech companies delivered a short presentation about their company, technology, and products, and local experts in the investment and startup incubator community provided feedback and selected the winning presentation for a cash award.

Experts included

  • Barbara Goodman, Senior Vice President, PROPEL, iBIO Institute
  • Alicia Loffler, Associate Provost for Innovation & New Ventures, Northwestern University
  • Kapila Viges, Director of EnterpriseWorks Chicago at University of Illinois
  • Irene Hrusovsky, Managing Director, Belle Capital
  • Kathryn Hyer, Principal, Illinois Emerging Technologies Funds
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