Get To Know Your Neighbors 2019

SDEE Presents: Get to Know Your Neighbors with John Hood

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Featuring Keynote Speaker:

John Hood

Founder of Impact Biomedicines

John Hood is the founder or co-founder of Impact Biomedicines, Endeavor Biomedicines, Neuronomix and Samumed. Currently John is the acting Chief Executive Officer at Actavalon, a San Diego biotechnology company developing therapies for autoimmune disease and oncology, Board Chairman of Endeavor Biomedicines and Founder of Neuronomix.  Most recently he was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Impact Biomedicines, a company that was acquired for up to $7 billion by Celgene in 2018.  Prior to founding Impact, Dr. Hood was the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Samumed, a pharmaceutical company focused on advancing regenerative medicine and oncology therapies. Prior to that, Dr. Hood was Director of Research and co-inventor of fedratinib at TargeGen, Inc., (subsequently acquired by Sanofi SA), where he led a team identifying small molecule kinase inhibitors for the treatment of eye diseases and cancer. He is an inventor on 100+ patents and author on 50+ scientific articles. Dr. Hood obtained a Ph.D. in medical physiology and B.S. in biochemistry from Texas A&M University.

Join us for a networking event to hear about John’s experiences starting multiple successful San Diego companies. Find collaborators, vendors, customers, advisers and investors, jobs, employees, and meet your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs.

Cost: FREE for SDEE members (RSVP below)

Non-members purchase tickets here.


5:00 – 6:00pm         Networking Reception & Exhibition, appetizers & refreshments provided. 

6:00 – 6:20pm         Introduction to SDEE and 30 second pitches

6:20 – 7:00pm         Keynote Speaker:  John Hood

7:00 – 8:00pm         Continued Networking and Exhibition


SDEE Members can apply to give a 30 second pitch (Deadline to apply March 15th)

Exhibit tables are available to SDEE Small Business, Corporate, and Consultant members (Deadline to reserve March 15th)

Members: Contact Danielle Hayes, [email protected]

March 21, 2019 at 5pm - 8pm
Illumina Theater, The Alexandria at Torrey Pines
10996 Torreyana Rd
San Diego, CA 92121
United States
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