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Innovative New Concept for San Diego Life Science Startups

LabFellows recently announced the opening of Home Lab, an innovative approach to lab bench space for San Diego scientist entrepreneurs. Home Lab eliminates the burden of owning and running fully equipped labs by offering subscription-based packages. These packages pair lab bench space with pre-configured workflows (e.g. cell culture room, biosafety...
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Creating a Community to Help Student Entrepreneurs

Featured Interview with Regina Bernal, USC Entrepreneurship & Experiential Learning   Regina Bernal leads entrepreneurship initiatives in the School of Business Administration at the University of San Diego (USD). As the entrepreneurship and experiential learning coordinator she empowers student entrepreneurs to turn their venture ideas into a reality through the V2...
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Seeking Mentors for CSUPERB Career Networking Session

Message from Susan Baxter, PhD, Executive Director, CSUPERB -    The CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) is hosting a Career Networking Session Friday afternoon (2:00 - 5:00pm), January 8th 2016, as part of the 28th CSU Biotechnology Symposium at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. (1) Need...
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How The CSU I-CORP Program Works – an interview with Dr. Susan Baxter

I recently talked with Susan Baxter, Ph.D., Executive Director of CSUPERB, to find out how the CSU I-Corps program is impacting the local biotech community. “The CSU I-Corps program had 34 teams state-wide in the first year,” said Dr. Baxter. “We work with student-based teams in the fall and the...
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Want to Help Academic Entrepreneurs Succeed? Check out Amy Duncan's interview with Susan Baxter, PhD, Executive Director CSUPERB.

Commercializing academic research isn’t typically included in the curriculum for scientific training. Entrepreneurial researchers struggle to translate their skills to industry and their inventions into a new company. Finding a market fit, or just navigating the entrepreneurial world can be a hard puzzle to solve. The skills required for success...
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A Message From SDEE Executive Committee

Dear SDEE Members! Since our first roundtable in 2010, SDEE has been helping entrepreneurs and their companies succeed in San Diego. This would never have been possible without the extensive efforts and vision of our Founding President, Scott Thacher. After five years serving as our president, Scott asked the Board...
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“Founders Tales of Start Up to Success” Event

This SDEE event was inspired by our members, who shared their experiences of starting and growing companies in San Diego area. Strategies included asking colleagues to share lab space and equipment, funding via SBIR grants or “Friends and Family” sources, making tough decisions on resources and partners and keeping a...
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How San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) Got Started

Scott Thacher, SDEE founder & CEO of Orphagen Pharmaceuticals,  shares the story of how early stage entrepreneurs needed an association where they could discuss their issues and find ways to work together. A few like-minded entrepreneurs decided to share business strategies, space, insights and connections, and San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange...
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Interview with Jiwu Wang, President and CEO of Allele Biotechnology

Jiwu Wang, PhD, is President and CEO of Allele Biotechnology, Scientific Director and Professor of The Scintillon Institute, Visiting Professor of Nanjing Medical University and Maternal and Child Health Hospital, and SDEE member. We caught up with Dr. Wang to talk about his experience as an entrepreneur starting and growing a biotechnology...
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