Programs & Events

Seminar Series Archive

We have hosted a variety of guest speakers at Jefferson, shown below.   

Check our calendar for upcoming events and programs, including the Innovation Engagement Speaker Series.

Archive

November 15, 2016:
Innovation Engagement Speaker Series @ IBX: Iterate With NextFab

October 19, 2016:
Innovation Engagement Speaker Series @ IBX: Ideate With JeffDESIGN

April 11, 2016
Positioning your Technology for Early Stage Investors

Barbara Schilberg, Esq.
Managing Director & Chief Executive Office
BIOAdvance

March 21, 2016:
Venture Capital 101

Louis Berneman, EdD
Founding Partner
Osage University Partners

March 14, 2016:
Fostering Innovation within Large Corporations

Marc Siry
Vice President, Strategic Development
Comcast

February 29, 2016
Investing in Life Science & Healthcare: Challenges & Opportunities

Brenda Gavin, DVM
Founding Partner, Quaker Partners

February 22, 2016
Design Thinkers & Strategic Design: Past, Present & Future

Natalie Nixon, PhD
Director, Strategic Design MBA, Philadelphia University

February 15, 2016
Start-Ups: What You Should Know, & Your Lawyer Should Tell You
presentation

Karen Keating Mara, Esq.
Principal, Keating Mara & Associates

February 8, 2016
PACT: A Regional Overview of the Funders of Innovation
presentation

Dean Miller
President & CEO, PACT

February 1, 2016
The Craft of Fabrication: from Concept to Prototype to Newco

Evan Malone, PhD
President, NextFab Studio, LLC

January 11, 2016
Innovating Across Organizations & Communities
presentation

Michelle Histand
Director of Innovation, Corporate Development & Innovation Department, Independence Blue Cross (IBX)

November 23, 2015
Legal Challenges of Early Start-ups

Carolyn Hochstadter, Esq.
E. Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, LLC

November 9, 2015:
Innovating in & with Large Organizations: The IBC/TJU Collaboration

Terry Booker
Vice President, Corporate Development & Innovation,
Independence Blue Cross

November 2, 2015
Crowdfunding for Your Innovation

Devin Thorpe
Author, Crowdfunding for Social Good
Contributor, Forbes

October 19, 2015
Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Starting and Funding Philadelphia Life Sciences Companies

Joan Lau, PhD, MBA
Managing Partner, Militia Hill Ventures

October 5, 2015
Regional Angel Investing: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities

Wayne Kimmel
Founding & Managing Partner, SeventySix Capital

September 21, 2015
The BEN Process: Funding Guidance

Jennifer Hartt
Director of Investments, Life Sciences, Ben Franklin Technology Partners

September 14, 2015
The Innovation Journey

Tom Oleznak
Innovation Director, Business Development, Independence Blue Cross

April 15, 2015
Improving Human Experiences Through Design Thinking

Russ Starke
Thinking Brownstone

April 13, 2015
BioAdvance: building & sustaining a life sciences greenhouse

Barbara Schilberg, Esq.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Office, BIOAdvance

April 8, 2015
SPECIAL EVENT
The Art of Battling Giants
at Penn Museum
with Malcolm Gladwell & Stephen K. Klasko

Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell explored topics from his latest book, David and Goliath, with Dr. Klasko and an audience of 800+ attendees.

speaker

March 30, 2015
Hallelujah Moments: Tales of Drug Discovery

Eugene H. Cordes
Author

March 23, 2015
Innovating with Large Corporations

Marc Siry
Vice President Strategic Development, Comcast

March 16, 2015
Serial entrepreneurship and 3D printing: Past as prologue

John Springrose
Chief Executive Officer, inDimension3

March 9, 2015
Physician Entrepreneurs: Challenges & Opportunities

Alex Vaccaro, MD, PhD
President, Rothman Orthopaedics

March 2, 2015
Investing in Life Science and Health Care: Challenges & Opportunities

Brenda Gavin, DVM
Founding Partner, Quaker Partners

speaker

February 23, 2015
PACT: A regional overview of the funders of innovation

Dean Miller
President and CEO, PACT

speaker

February 9, 2015
Venture Capital 101

Louis Berneman, EdD
Founding Partner, Osage University Partners

speaker

February 2, 2015
The Craft of Fabrication: from concept to prototype to newco

Evan Malone, PhD
President, NextFab Studio, LLC

speaker

January 12, 2015
Start-Ups: what you should know, & your lawyer should tell you

Karen Keating Mara, Esq.
Owner, Keating Mara & Associate

January 5, 2015:
National trends & regional implications

Fritz Bittenbender, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs
Biotechnology Industry Organization

 

June 11, 2014:
The Changing Landscape of Industry/Academic Interactions: Creating a Win-Win Scenario

Kenneth Kilgore, PhD, Partnered Pharmacology Director, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

April 25, 2014:
VC 101: A Primer on Venture Capital
Louis Berneman, EdD, Founding Partner, Osage University Partners

April 4, 2014:
Academic Entrepreneurs and Drug Discovery
Russell Greig, PhD, Venture Partner, Kurma Partners

March 13, 2014:
Is Your Good Idea Worth A Good Investment? Experience from the Front Lines of Biotech
Diane Jorkasky, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Complexa Therapeutics