Get To Know Your Neighbors 2018

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Jonathan Lim to be Keynote Speaker at this year's event.  Join us for a networking event to help find collaborators, vendors, customers, advisers and investors, jobs, employees and meet your fellow entrepreneurs in your own neighborhood.

Attendance is FREE for members - RSVP below!


Jonathan Lim

Featuring Keynote Speaker


Jonathan Lim, MD

Co-Founder Ignyta, Inc



Jonathan Lim, M.D., is a Life Sciences entrepreneur, investor, and executive with passion and commitment to founding, funding, and leading companies driven by the mission of bringing benefit to patients with unmet medical needs. He has helped raise ~$1 billion in funding, with 15 years of experience as Founding Chairman and/or CEO of four biotech companies whose teams have provided benefit to patients worldwide in multiple therapeutic areas, including achieving both drug and medical device approvals from the U.S. FDA and other global regulatory agencies, and generating significant value creation for stockholders: (1) Halozyme (NASDAQ: HALO) went public in 2004, raised ~$300 million from 2003 to 2010, and subsequently reached a multi-billion dollar peak market cap; (2) Eclipse was launched in 2011, then acquired just 18 months from inception in 2012 by Bionomics Ltd. (ASX: BNO) for a multiple of invested capital; (3) Ignyta (NASDAQ: RXDX) was launched in 2011, went public in 2013, exceeded $1 billion market cap in 2017, then was acquired by Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) for a total transaction value of US$1.7 billion ($2 billion gross with Ignyta’s cash); and (4) Bonti was launched in 2015 and has a lead molecule in Phase 2 development.



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

6:00 – 6:15pm         Introduction to SDEE, 30 second pitches

6:15 – 7:00pm         Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Lim, MD

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


Members can apply to give a 30 second pitch

Exhibit tables are available to SDEE member companies!

Contact: Danielle Hayes, [email protected]


Cost: Free for SDEE members, RSVP below.

$25 for non-members, please purchase tickets here.

May 03, 2018 at 5pm - 8pm
Green Acre Campus Pointe
10300 Campus Point Dr
San Diego, CA 92121
United States
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