Galien week of innovation

Galien Week of Innovation 2022

OCT. 24-28

Galien Medal
INCUBATOR/ACCELERATOR/EQUITY - Tuesday Oct. 25

Speakers

2 PM - 3 PM ET

Incubators and accelerators are pivotal in developing innovative solutions to address humanity’s most pressing health challenges. Why are academic institutions, major medical centers, and significant life science companies launching incubators and accelerators to offer guidance to biotech, digital health, health information, and medical device start-ups? Beyond financial resources, how are these groups working to advance ideas into the marketplace, and what is their impact?

GIL BASHE
MODERATOR

Gil Bashe
Chair Global Health and Purpose, 
FINN Partners

BIO
Mati Gil

Mati Gill
CEO, AION Labs

Roy Wiesner

Roy Wiesner
Managing Director, aMoon Velocity

Johannes Fruehauf

Johannes Fruehauf, MD, PhD
Founder and President,
BioLabs and LabCentral

Mary Howard

Mary Howard
Program Director,
Design Technologies LLC

Daniella Kranjac

Daniella Kranjac
Founding Partner, 
Dynamk Capital LLC

Philippe MICHEL

Philippe Michel
COO, Future4Care

Melinda Richter

Melinda Richter
Global Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS,
Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC

Tom Daniel

Tom Daniel, MD
Board of Directors, Scripps Research;
Chair, LocanaBio, Inc.

Jérôme Van Biervliet

Jérôme Van Biervliet
Managing Director, VIB Innovation & Business,
VIB

3 PM - 4 PM ET

An innovator’s connection to a leadership accelerator, incubator or private equity organization is a strong indicator of success. Financial support is part of the commitment, as are experience and connections. How do these investment and counseling groups help start-ups with their clinical trial design, navigate regulatory and payer system complexities or build a go-to marketing plan? Beyond access to cash, what makes the innovator’s connection to an accelerator, incubator or private equity group success critical?

Ron Cohen
MODERATOR

Ron Cohen, MD
President, CEO and Founder
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

BIO
Melissa Lederer

Melissa Lederer
Chief Experience Officer,
mHUB

Wilfred Njagi

Wilfred Njagi
CEO, Villgro Africa

Ramita Tandon

Ramita Tandon
Chief Clinical Trials Officer,
Walgreens