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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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Barney and Barney TriNet

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  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 08:00 AM
    The Alexandria in San Diego, CA

    Investor Day with Illumina Ventures

    Apply for SDEE’s Investor Day with Illumina Ventures Pitch Your Healthcare Startup and Network with Other CEOs/Founders Submissions due by January 2, 2018 Event Sponsor:   Wouter Meuleman, Ph.D. Director, Venture Investments Noel Jee, Ph.D., Investment Associate Illumina Ventures invests in early-stage companies that are pioneering new applications of genomics and enabling precision medicine – including life science tools, clinical diagnostics, and therapeutic platforms. Our limited partners include Illumina, the world's leading genomics solutions provider, as well as global corporate, institutional, sovereign, and individual investors. Our team members have spent decades at the forefront of genomics innovation and share a passion for improving human health. To be considered for this event, please submit a single page executive summary, or non-confidential slide deck (less than 25 slides) by January 2, 2018 via email to: dhayes@sdentrepreneurs.org   You will be notified by January 12 if your company has been selected for a 1:1 meeting. ALL APPLICANTS are invited and encouraged to attend the networking breakfast and introduction & discussion with Illumina Ventures. The event is only open to SDEE members. (Join here: http://www.sdentrepreneurs.org/join_sdee)   Agenda:   8:00am – 8:30am:  Breakfast 8:30am – 9:30pm:  Introduction to Illumina Ventures and discussion 9:30am – 12:30pm:  1:1 Meetings   Wouter Meuleman is Director at Illumina Ventures, and was previously Illumina, Inc. where he worked in a variety of leadership roles throughout the organization, including R&D, Product Development, and Corporate Development. A physical chemist by training, he began his career in life sciences as first employee at Oxford University spin-out Oxamer, a company founded in 2003 by Lasker award winner Prof. Sir Edwin Southern, where he led the development a benchtop DNA microarray fabrication platform. Following the company’s incorporation into Oxford Gene Technology in 2005, he continued working alongside Prof. Southern leading R&D programs in areas such as single cell gene expression analysis and novel applications for DNA microarrays. He obtained his undergraduate and Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Ghent, Belgium; a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, U.K; and an MBA from the University of Cambridge, U.K.   Noel Jee is an Investment Associate at Illumina Ventures. Prior to joining the fund, Noel worked at L.E.K. Consulting as a management consultant specializing in the life sciences. He has consulted on strategy engagements for companies in the pharmaceuticals, biotech, and diagnostics industries. Before joining L.E.K. Consulting, Noel helped to co-found and bootstrap the San Francisco-based medical device and digital health startup Knox Medical Diagnostics, where he led the initial business development. He obtained dual BS degrees from the University of Maryland College Park, and his PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from the University of California San Francisco.

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    Looking for Lab Clean Room 2,000-3,000 square foot

    An international bio-tech company is looking urgently for lab space (plus office space of 2,000-3,000 square foot) to buy or lease. They would prefer a setting where the clean room space is already built, but will consider any location where the building is properly zoned and has the utilities to support tenant improvement. As a member of SDEE I would highly appreciate any help from the community. Please reach out to me at contact@interculturalservices.com if you have any information on potentially available lab space.
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    SDEE Introduces New “Investor Day” Program

    By Randy Schreckhise and Amy Duncan  As a benefit to SDEE member companies, SDEE started a new program called Investor Day. SDEE Investor Days are a way for SDEE members who looking for funding to gain exposure to top tier venture capital (VC) firms. SDEE members benefit through introductions to VCs that might otherwise be challenging to obtain without connections to fund principals, partners or associates.
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    SDEE’s First Investor Day with Wu Capital USA

    By Randy Schreckhise and Amy Duncan  To kick off the new SDEE Investor Day program, we arranged for SDEE member companies to meet with Hannah Chang, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Wu Capital Investment in October 2017. All SDEE member companies who submitted applications were invited to meet with Hannah to learn more about the fund.
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SDEE GOLD SPONSORS

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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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