WIB-National: WIB Virtual Plenary Event at BIO Digital – Empowering Entrepreneurs in 2020

When: Monday, June 8, 2020 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Where: GoToWebinar (online)

Contact: WIB-National ; Info@WomenInBio.org

Empowering Entrepreneurs in 2020: Simone Fishburn, BioCentury Editor In Chief, hosts a fireside chat with Melinda Richter, Global Head of Johnson and Johnson Innovation JLABS. Melinda Richter fosters the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies external R&D engine and supports the innovation community. Prior to joining the team at JLABS, Melinda was the founder and CEO of Prescience International and will discuss her journey as an entrepreneur and offer insight that gives early stage companies a big company advantage.

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Speaker Biography

As Global Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS (JLABS), Melinda Richter fosters the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies external R&D engine and supports the innovation community by creating capital-efficient commercialization models that give early stage companies a big company advantage. By providing infrastructure, services, educational programs and networks in global hotspots, JLABS is the best place to start a healthcare company, with a specific emphasis on consumer and health tech, medical device and pharmaceuticals. Prior to JLABS, Melinda was Founder and CEO of Prescience International and held posts across the globe with Nortel Networks. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

Melinda is Chair of the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), and a board member of BIO’s Technology Transfer Committee, the Texas Health Catalyst Advisory Panel (The Dell Medical School and the Provost office of the University of Texas at Austin), the University of Toronto & Janssen Neuroscience Catalyst, A*STAR ETPL’s Strategic Advisory Panel.

Pricing Information

Members: Free

Non-Members/Free Unlimited Guest Members*: $15

Optional Donation: $25, $50, or $75

*To access the Member rate, click here to purchase a WIB membership.

*Our webinar will take place at GoToWebinar. National staff will handle the registration through GoToWebinar. You will receive your join link from GoToWebinar prior to the event. (If you are signing up the day of the event, the webinar link will be provided in your confirmation email after you complete registration.)

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