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Accelerators: fast track to success
September 5, 2018
Our next Life Sciences Dinner will take place on 11 June at Hotel du Vin in Cambridge, in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and Taylor Wessing. This is the latest in a series of events offering an opportunity for business leaders of life sciences companies to meet with their peers for dinner and discussion in a relaxed atmosphere.
We will be joined by special guests Jason Mellad (Start Codon), Karolina Zapadka (Accelerate@Babraham) and Nate Mayfield (Illumina) to discuss how to make the most of accelerators to fast track your business growth.
Jason Mellad is CEO & Co-founder of Start Codon, a new Cambridge accelerator backed by investors including Cambridge Innovation Capital, Genetech, Babraham Bioscience Technologies, Jonathan Milner & Ian Tomlinson, seeking to support the most exciting pre-Series A life science and healthtech companies globally. Prior to Start Codon, Jason spent 5 years as CEO of Cambridge Epigenetix.
Karolina Zapadka leads Accelerate@Babraham, the bio-incubator and life science accelerator at Babraham Research Institute. A highly experienced biotech business developer, Karolina has been part of the Cambridge life science ecosystem for the past 8 years, including as a Facilitator on the Judge Institute’s Ignite Programme and as Chief of Staff for Innovation Forum.
Nate Mayfield is the Senior Director of Commercial Operations, Strategy and Inside Sales for Illumina business in the EMEA region, helping develop and deliver upon a multi-year commercial growth strategy. He is also involved in the Illumina Global Accelerator, advising early stage genomics companies with their commercialisation and development of go-to-market strategy.
Attendance at this dinner is by invitation for business leaders in growth life sciences companies. If you would like to find out more about this or future Life Sciences Dinners please contact Kerry Linsey or Iain Hopper.