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CLS Innovation Showcase

June 21, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm

CLS’s Innovation Showcase, to be held at Bakar Labs at UC Berkeley on June 21, will bring investors and entrepreneurs together to foster connections and vital partnering conversations while spotlighting California’s robust innovation.

The event will feature a keynote presentation by Maria Soloveychik, PhD, CEO & Founder, SyntheX (2016 FAST alumni), followed by a panel discussion about how investors and pharma licensing stakeholders assess fundable seed and series A projects in the current macro-economic environment, and pitches by our 2023 spring FAST cohort to a panel of early-stage investors. The afternoon will conclude with a networking reception and tabletop showcase featuring FAST alumni startups and Bakar Labs tenants. View the full agenda and register here.

Featured Panelists:

  • Monica Rivera Beam, SVP, Science & Technology at Alexandria Venture Investments/Alexandria Real Estate Equities
  • Stuart Hwang, PhD, Venture Partner, Remiges Ventures
  • Regina Leung, PhD, General Partner, Tonic Bioventures (moderator)
  • Grace Han McMahon, Head Pacific Hub BD&L, Merck
  • Kwame Ulmer, Venture Partner, Wavemaker 360 Health

Presenting Companies:

Medical Device Company Track:

  • Cellular Vehicles (FAST alumni)
  • Flexperc Medical
  • GelSana Therapeutics
  • Level 42 AI
  • Samay Health (FAST alumni)
  • Scopi Medical
  • Vonova Neurotech (FAST alumni)
Therapeutic Company Track:

  • BCN Biosciences
  • Immunova Therapeutics
  • Jaan Biotherapeutics
  • JAL Therapeutics
  • Minutia
  • Paramag Biosciences
  • Siege Pharmaceuticals

Medical Device Q&A Panel:

  • Boyer Consulting | Cassandra Boyer, Commercialization Expert, IVD & MedDevGBF Jaya Ventures | Jami Taylor, Venture Partner
  • GBF Jaya Ventures | Jami Taylor, Venture Partner
  • Genoa Ventures | Jenny Rooke, PhD, Managing Director
  • LongeVC/R42 Group | Artem Trotsyuk, PhD, Venture Partner
  • Wavemaker 360 Health | Kwame Ulmer, Venture Partner

Therapeutic Q&A Panel:

  • Alexandria Venture Investments | John Dimos PhD, Head of LaunchLabs
  • Codon Capital | Karl Handelsman, Managing Partner
  • Remiges Ventures | Stuart Hwang, PhD, Venture Partner
  • Roche Ventures | Nisha Marathe, PhD, Investment Director
  • Life Science Angels – Biotech/Genomics | Paola Torre, PhD, Investment Member
  • 7G BioVentures | Samuel Wu, MD, PhD, Venture Partner

Innovation Corridor Showcasing Companies:

Algen Biotechnologies (FAST alumni)
Ariz Precision Medicine (FAST alumni)
Catena Biosciences (FAST alumni)
Elenae (Bakar Labs)
Encellin (FAST alumni)
Hopo Therapeutics (FAST alumni)
Matrubials Inc. (FAST alumni)
N1 Life (FAST alumni)
Nano PharmaSolutions (FAST alumni)
Perlumi  (Bakar Labs)
ResVita (Bakar Labs)
Sampling Human (Bakar Labs)
Umaro Foods (Bakar Labs)
Xcell Biosciences (FAST alumni)

Thank you to our program supporters



June 21, 2023
1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


Northern California


Bakar Labs
2630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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