RECAP OF CABS 2024 E-Club (Demo Day)

Date: April 24, 2024 @ 12:00 am – May 24, 2024
Location: Palo Alto

On April 24th, 2024 our Entrepreneur Club successfully orchestrated  a brilliant event in CAB’s inaugural “Demo Day” in Palo Alto. The event showcased 7 startup companies in the biotech sector that earned the right to pitch their technology to an esteemed group of industry veterans in the venture capital and investor space. The audience of over 120 attendees were also treated to 2 rounds of panel discussions from leaders in the biotech space which lead to lively conversations among fellow scientists, business development leaders and former/current company founders. Topics such as market landscape, novel science and current state of investments in the biotech industry were discussed between the panelists and audience.

The event was sponsored by Linda Zhou and her team at K&L Gates

For more information on the pitch companies, and panel participants please visit the link below!

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For those who were not able to attend the event, here is a brief recap:

Jessica Sun, the 2024 CABS president, gave a brief introduction of CABS, its history, some key events taking place in 2024,and introduced the executive counsel and the different teams they represented.

The pitch companies who applied and were selected to present were called up and had a chance to pitch to potential investors for capital and potential partnerships. The audience was able to interact directly with each of the founding members, asking questions while challenging & praising their various approaches and methodologies.

Amberstone BiosciencesARIZ Precision MedicineCoastar TherapeuticsReRx TherapeuticsSpect Inc.Sunnybay BiotechSynlico Inc.

In between the presentations, an esteemed collection panelists consisting of founders, investors, and scientists were asked to discuss challenging questions and offered current state of the market conditions and provided their expertise across various subjects pertaining to science. A heartfelt gratitude goes out to all the panelists for their invaluable insights and engagement during the event:

Noel Jee,Stefan Pflanz,Barbara Alcaraz Silva Ph.D.,Cristina Stoyanov,Christopher A. Haskell,Satoshi Konagai,Jennifer Leeds,Ron Mazumder,Shichang Miao

After the core meeting was concluded, the pitch companies were called up for awards and conclusion of the session leading to the networking reception filled with good food, laughter, reconnecting with old friends and colleagues and of course many new relationships were forged as well. 

Though the meeting was intended for business interactions and building of new relationships, the core was kept focused on how we as a biotech community will continue to strive to develop therapies for patients in need. 

Congratulations to the EClub team, and CABS for a successful event. Thanks to our organizing committee Paul GrewalQing Zhang MD MBALu Lu, and our program coordinators Denna KwangSteven ZhaoJonathan WongMark Wesson, MPH, FACHEShiping Wang

Please stay tuned for more Eclub events coming up next!