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With Jeremy Abbate (VP & Publisher, Scientific American), Cristina Dolan (Founder/COO, IxLedger), Maria Pineda (Founder/CEO, Envisagenics).
Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 03:30 PM    Cost: $25
NY Genome Center, 101 6th Ave
 
     
 
 
              

              
 
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The road to success in the concrete jungle is a long one with no guarantees, especially when it comes to the start-up space. There are many factors to success, skill, determination, money, the right teamsome may even say the biggest factor is luck. Join us as we examine just how much luck is involved in turning one idea into a tangible innovative product, solution or business. At JLABS @ NYC, we invite you to a fireside chat with founders who have been there before & can shine a light on what it really takes to build a company from the ground up. Spoiler alert: it takes a little more hustle & determination than luck of the draw! Moderator: Jeremy A. Abbate | VP & Publisher,Scientific American MIND & SA Worldview read bio Participating Representatives: Cristina Dolan | Co-Founder & COO, IxLedger read bio Maria Luisa Pineda | Co-Founder & CEO, Envisagenics, Inc, read bio Agenda: 03:30 PM | Registration Opens & Networking 04:00 PM | Fireside Chat & Q&A 05:00 PM | Networking Session 06:00 PM | Program Close Fees: Presentation & Lunch $25 | General Public $35 | At the door Includes presentation, Q&A, & refreshments. Venue: New York Genome Center 101 6th Ave. New York, NY 10013 Map it Speakers' Biographies:
Jeremy A. Abbate | VP & Publisher, Scientific American MIND & SA Worldview He is responsible for developing & executing new media programs, brand extensions & collaborative ventures serving the international opinion leadership that turns to Scientific American & its related titles for the best views of the future. As the founder of Scientific American's Worldview enterprise, a global exploration of health & life science innovation produced in collaboration with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, he leads the teams that create its content, distribution network & visibility platforms for its sponsors. He has made many appearances at conferences & events to facilitate high-level discussions on innovative science & technology. He has spearheaded co-branded partnerships with several international organizations including TEDMED, CES, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, OSU's Brain Health Summit & The Carter Center. Working to bring important scientific ideas into a dynamic media environment, he has led projects serving some of the world's largest corporate organizations, including Colgate Palmolive, Johnson& Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Philips, Life Technologies, Amgen, Caterpillar & Celgene. Additionally, he leads several content & product initiatives at Scientific American that serve the educational & STEM markets. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Patients Beyond Borders, McSweeney's, & other national publications. Abbate was previously the Director of New Business for The Scientist magazine, a media entity servicing working scientists & industry leaders. He serves on the advisory board for The Global Wellness Institute.
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Cristina Dolan | Co-Founder & COO, IxLedger
Cristina Dolan is Co-Founder & COO of iXledger an alternative marketplace for insurance based on blockchain. As a former executive at a software company that offers award winning global multi-asset institutional trading solutions in the cloud, she is applying her knowledge of traditional marketplaces to the creation of next generation blockchain enabled marketplaces in combination with advanced technologies through digital transformation to create efficiencies & opportunities. Internet Pioneer & MIT Media Lab alumna, Cristina, co-founded OneMain, which grew to be the 10 largest Internet Service Provider. The company was later acquired by Earthlink after a highly successful initial public offering. At Hearst & Disney she headed up technology & built the first consumer internet websites. In addition to executive roles at IBM & Oracle bringing new products to market, Cristina was CEO of venture backed MIT spinoff Wordstream. As an engineer, computer scientist, futurist & solutionist, Cristina appreciates the value of applying engineering skills to problem solving, which was the topic of her TEDx talk Just Solve It. In 2013 she launched the global student competition Dream it. Code it. Win it. which has been honored with; a Trader Magazine Charitable Contribution Award, a MIT Harold E. Lobdell Distinguished Service Award & four Stevie Awards for Best Organization, Best Female Innovator & Best Executive of the Year. Currently, Cristina serves as the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC Vice Chair. Cristina earned a Master's Degree from the MIT Media Lab & holds a Master of Computer Science & Bachelors of Electrical Engineering with concentrations in Computer Science, Data Communications & Business. She was a member of the US Bobsled & Skeleton team, earned first place in US Nationals & Empire State Games. She placed second for women at the Skeleton World Cup Championship. Fluent in Castilian Spanish in addition to her native language, English.
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Maria Luisa Pineda Ph.D.| Co-Founder & CEO, Envisagenics, Inc
Dr. Maria Luisa Pineda is the co-founder & CEO of Envisagenics a biotech spinout of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory that has developed a machine learning platform to predict disease-causing aberrant splicing through the analysis of massive amounts of RNA-seq data. With this platform, Envisagenics will identify biologically relevant & druggable targets & design RNA-therapeutics that will be validated in preclinical & clinical studies. Dr. Pineda received her PhD from the prestigious Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, then she acquired investment experience in technology & life-science startup companies at Canrock Ventures & Golden Seeds. Under Dr. Pineda's leadership, Envisagenics has acquired funding from the National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program & pre-seed investments from Topspin Partners & the Long Island Emerging Technology Fund, & from Breakout Labs, a Peter Thiel foundation. Envisagenics also closed a $2.35M seed round backed by Third Kind Venture Capital (3KVC), Cosine (NYC biotech investors), Dolby Family Ventures, Dynamk Capital, NY Empire State Development (ESD), & SV Angel. Most recently, Envisagenics was selected as a winner of JLABS Artificial Intelligence for Drug Discovery QuickFire Challenge. Dr. Pineda has been named one of the top 20 Latinas in NYC by El Diario, NYC's oldest Spanish Language newspaper & was selected for the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program developed by the Latino Business Action Network & the Stanford Graduate School of Business. .
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