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The San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization run by local entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and pre-entrepreneurs interested in Life Sciences, Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices, Tech and Alternative Energy. SDEE was founded to provide a voice and resources for early stage startups, to encourage new entrepreneurs, and sponsor networking and educational services to help develop skills necessary to bring new businesses and funding to the San Diego area. 

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SDEE PLATINUM SPONSOR

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SDEE GOLD SPONSORS

Alexandria

Ted Jacobs, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

SDEE SILVER SPONSORS

Takeda San Diego

SDEE BRONZE SPONSORS

Duane Morris MaxCyte Wagenknecht Law Group Barney and Barney



  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 27 rsvps
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    March Happy Hour - new date - March 28th

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour held at the New English Brewing Company in Sorrento Valley. Not a member yet? Just ask SDEE about the benefits of joining and/or ask members at the event about the benefits they've received from joining. Our members are happy to spread the word!  Everyone is welcome (registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.
    Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Genesis at Campus Point in San Diego, CA

    Confronting Climate Change: The Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

      Confronting Climate Change: The Opportunity for Entrepreneurs Sponsored by: Wednesday, April 3rd5:00pm - 8:00pmGenesis at Campus Point4242 Campus Point CourtSan Diego, CA San Diego has long been a leader in sustainability. The region has a growing ecosystem focused on promoting funding and entrepreneurship.  Join us for an evening with two inventors committed to sustainable systems, Mihri Ozkan and Orianna Bretschger. Learn about the challenge of climate change and about opportunities in the areas of green technology and sustainability. ATTEND EVENT FOR FREE - RSVP below   Featuring: Mihri Ozkan, PhD Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Climate Action Champion Professor, University of California Riverside Professor Mihri Ozkan, at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in UC-Riverside,develops green energy technologies and focuses on research and education to achieve carbon neutrality. Shespeaks widely, is a prolific inventor, and has received many awards. Towards carbon neutrality, she haspatented advanced Li-ion battery technology that incorporates environmentally friendly materials and new andsafer battery architecture. In 2015, Professor Ozkan was selected as U. C. Riverside’s Faculty Climate ActionChampion. For her mentorship to women in engineering she received the National Emerging Scholar Awardfrom the American Association of University Women. Recently, she was recognized with the RotaryHumanitarian Star Award for her technological accomplishments in clean technology. Dr. Ozkan completedher graduate studies at Stanford and at UC-San Diego. Orianna Bretschger, CEO of Aquacycl Aquacycl is a start-up that provides technologies for safe, reliable and cost-effective wastewater treatment. A native of the Southwestern United States, Orianna Bretschger, grew up appreciating water issues. She received a B.S. in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Northern Arizona; and after a career in aerospace and government consulting, she completed a Ph.D. at UCS on how microbes remove pollutants from water and produce electricity at the same time. In 2008, Dr. Bretschger joined the J. Craig Venter Institute in San Diego where she began developing technologies for distributed wastewater treatment, resulting in 32 journal publications, 3 book chapters, and 7 patent filings. In 2016, Dr. Bretschger founded Aquacycl LLC with her partners. Aquacycl is now commercializing modular, plug-n-play, systems for sustainable wastewater treatment in industrial, agriculture and emerging markets. Philip Kopp, CEO of Conectric Networks Commercial building, big data, and clean energy innovation Program 5:00pm – 6:00pm         Networking, appetizers and refreshments provided 6:00pm – 6:10pm         Introduction to SDEE 6:10pm – 6:15pm         30 second pitches 6:15pm – 7:00pm         Presentations by Drs. Bretschger and Ozkan 7:00pm – 8:00pm         Q & A, networking   This event is free and open to the public. To apply for 30 sec pitch contact: Danielle Hayes, dhayes@sdentrepreneurs.org Send your name, e-mail, and a short overview (2-3 sentences). All entrepreneurs are welcome. Visit sdentrepreneurs.org to become a member of SDEE.
    Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    April Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour held at the New English Brewing Company in Sorrento Valley. Not a member yet? Just ask SDEE about the benefits of joining and/or ask members at the event about the benefits they've received from joining. Our members are happy to spread the word!  Everyone is welcome (registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.
    Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    May Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour held at the New English Brewing Company in Sorrento Valley. Not a member yet? Just ask SDEE about the benefits of joining and/or ask members at the event about the benefits they've received from joining. Our members are happy to spread the word!  Everyone is welcome (registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.

  • Meet SDEE Community

    Why Emotions are Very Much A Part of Science Writing – Notes from Ed Yong’s Talk

    It’s storytelling that evokes feelings and emotions that makes readers care about science. That’s what we heard from Ed Yong, a science journalist for The Atlantic, who talked about “Why Storytelling Matters in Science” to a large crowd of scientists and science writers. Hosted by Dr. Kristian Andersen at the Scripps Research Auditorium on February 21, 2019, the talk was part of the first annual Center for Viral Systems Biology workshop. Here’s a summary of what Yong covered.
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    SDEE Message from the President, Randy Schreckhise

    History As you may know, SDEE started in 2010, when a group of local biotech entrepreneurs coalesced around obtaining and maintaining SBIR funding. The founding group included Scott Thacher, Danielle Hayes, Scott Struthers, Debbie Slee, Jiwu Wang, David Schwarz, Rich Maki, Dave Larocca and Ruo Steensma. Over the years the focus of the organization has expanded beyond biotech, to include many industries with a focus on entrepreneurs helping other entrepreneurs start and grow their companies.
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    Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Regulatory Affairs Director

    Collidion, Inc. and it’s subsidiaries,  Plex Pharmaceuticals & Avenlogics, Inc has an immediate full-time position open for Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Regulatory Affairs Director. Position: Full-time Location: Flexible To apply, visit www.collidion.com/careers   Founded in 2015, Collidion, Inc. is a private healthcare company with two subsidiaries, Avenlogics, Inc. and Plex Pharmaceuticals. Collidion strives to improve the future of global healthcare through the acquisition, licensing, development, and commercialization of drugs and medical devices for various markets.  Collidion invests industry expertise and capital to develop these technologies into recognizable solutions for patients and medical professionals. Collidion values innovation, scientific rigor, collaboration and a passion for change.   Avenlogics, Inc., Collidion’s subsidiary, is focused on the development and commercialization of several anti-infective based products.  The Company’s pipeline of antimicrobial products addresses a growing need for alternative therapies to effectively treat infections caused by antimicrobial resistant pathogens. Collidion’s solutions include several antimicrobial platforms with potential applications in human and animal medicines, wound care, surface disinfection, and improved safety for the food supply chain. The company is located alongside with Collidion, Inc in Petaluma, CA.   Plex Pharmaceuticals is a scientifically-driven company with a vision to improve the lives of patients with complex diseases and conditions. The company is focused on the treatment of diseases generally caused by protein misfolding: ALS, Parkinson’s disease, and cataracts.  The company was founded in 2009.  Plex has a rich pipeline of drug discovery programs and a dedicated scientific team. Plex’s drug discovery lab and operations are located in San Diego, California.   PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL DEVICE REGULATORY AFFAIRS DIRECTOR   Regulatory representation and leadership to cross-functional product development teams, development of regulatory strategies and support for clinical and non-clinical development programs and marketing applications.  Responsible for project timelines and management of 510K, PMA, IND, NDA and global regulatory submissions.  Lead regulatory activities including planning and reviewing of CMC, clinical and nonclinical sections of regulatory submissions.  Plan, direct and prepare regulatory submissions (IND, NDA, IDE, 510(k), PMA) to ensure compliance with FDA and international regulations and guidelines.  Develop and maintain SOPs with an emphasis on drug and device regulations.  Perform research regarding regulatory strategic recommendations, and new and revised governmental regulations.  Conduct successful negotiations and interactions with domestic and foreign regulatory agencies on assigned projects.  Provide regulatory guidance with regard to preparation, review and approval of labeling and promotional materials.  Prepare and assist with applicable regulatory audits.  Statistical techniques.      EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:     Minimum of B.S. in life sciences, engineering, or equivalent required.  Advanced degree preferred.      EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:    Minimum 5-7 years of experience in regulatory affairs for pharmaceutical and medical device biopharmaceutical companies.  Veterinary product experience highly desirable.  Experience with successful FDA and international agency negotiations and audits.  Experience in developing and submitting successful 510(k), PMA, IND/NDA submissions with a thorough understanding of the drug and device development processes, FDA regulations and ICH guidelines.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.      OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:    Detail oriented with well-developed organizational and analytical skills.  Experience with submitting documents in CTD and eCTD format.  Suited to working in a fast-paced, small company environment.     
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    Fully equipped 1000-1500 Sq. Ft. laboratory space available for sub-lease in Sorrento Mesa area

    Plex Pharmaceuticals is interested in sub-leasing 1000-1500 Sq. Ft. of laboratory space on a month-to-month or long-term basis. The sub-lessee will have access to common laboratory equipment, chemical fume hood, tissue culture and other general lab instruments. Lab bench with 3-5 knee holes, dedicated office space, wi-fi, shared conference room, common kitchen and reception area. Interested parties please contact Sridhar Prasad at 858-733-0858 or email: sprasad@plexpharma.com
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SDEE PLATINUM SPONSORS

ALT San Diego

SDEE GOLD SPONSORS

Alexandria

Ted Jacobs
Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield

SDEE SILVER SPONSORS

Takeda San Diego

SDEE BRONZE SPONSORS

Duane Morris MaxCyte Wagenknecht Barney and Barney

SDEE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by local San Diego entrepreneurs
in order to provide a voice for the early stage start-up, to support new entrepreneurs and their companies,
and to sponsor networking and educational events
to help develop the skills necessary to bring funding, business, and jobs to the San Diego area.

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