2014 OHSU's Third Annual Startup Symposium

This symposium is primarily for OHSU’s faculty and startup companies to directly connect them with the local venture capital and out-of-state corporate venture capital investment community. It is an opportunity to learn from one another, identify next steps for financing, and establish new contacts and relationships in the industry. At this symposium, startups and faculty will also learn from business and community experts on “what it takes to start a company” at the University.

Deadline to register is now closed.

To view a recording of the Opening Remarks and the Keynote Speakers, please click HERE.

This year the University has invited out-of-state corporate VCs, venture investor groups, locally-based angel networks and also business development groups from large pharmaceutical companies to participate.

To date, the confirmed participating companies and investors include:
• Accelerator Corporation
• Allegory Venture Partners
• Boston Scientific
• Cascadia Capital
• Celgene Corporation
• Decheng Capital
• Eli Lilly and Company
• GE Healthcare Ventures
• Intel
• Intellectual Ventures, Global Good & Research

• J&J Development Corporation
• JP Morgan
• Lilly Ventures
• MedImmune Ventures
• Medtronic
• Pfizer
• Providence Ventures
• Takeda Pharmaceuticals
• Takeda Ventures
• Voyager Capital
• Welch Allyn
• and more

The event keynote speakers will include the CEO of Galois, Inc. and the VP and Head of Pfizer Strategic Transactions Group. The day will also consist of 1:1 pre-selected partnering meetings between investors and OHSU startups and pharma companies and faculty. In particular, pre-selected faculty members who may not yet have started a company but have disclosed technologies will be matched with investor and business development groups by their specific interest areas.

In addition, this year's Symposium will include panel topics such as: Traditional Venture Capital Investment, Corporate Venture Investment, Things to Know Before You Start a Company, and Startup Models and Incubators at Other Universities.

Please see the agenda below for more information on the layout of the day. Excellent food, drink, and company will be provided. Join us!

Click here to view Speaker Biographies.


Deadline to register is now closed.

To view a recording of the Opening Remarks and the Keynote Speakers, please click HERE.

The registration fees are as follows:
VIPs -
No Charge
Non-OHSU Community - $40.00
OHSU Community - $25.00

Registration and RSVPs will only be accepted via the registration link provided. Upon successful registration, you will be sent a confirmation that your RSVP has been received.

For direct questions, please contact Daphne Emerson, Startup Development Associate, at emersond@ohsu.edu.


2014 Startup Symposium Agenda

7:45 AM - 8:30 AM               Registration

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM               Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM               First Keynote
Rob Wiltbank, PhD, CEO, Galois, Inc.

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM             Break

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM           Panel l 
                                          "Corporate Venture Investment"

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM           Lunch

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM           Second Keynote
John Watson, PhD, VP and Head of Pfizer 
                                          Strategic Transactions Group

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM             Break

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM               Panel ll 
                                           "Traditional Capital Venture Investment"

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM               Afternoon Remarks 
                                           "Ending Cancer as We Know It"

                                           Joseph Caroll, PhD, 
                                           Business Development Director, 
                                           Knight Cancer Institute

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM               Break

2:15 PM - 4:45 PM               1:1 Partnering Session

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM               Panel lll
                                           "Things to Know Before you 
                                           Start a Company"

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM               Panel llll
                                           "Startup Models & Incubators at 
                                           Other Universities"

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM               Closing Remarks

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM               Reception & Networking