Thursday, September 9
Networking Presented by CAI
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Investing in the Future of Health Security Presented by Jubilant HollisterStier
Is Eastern Washington A Magnet for Life Science Entrepreneurs?
Hear from several life science entrepreneurs about why their exciting young companies and why they chose to startup in Eastern Washington or why they chose to relocate their business here to grow.
Break/Networking Presented by CAI
Regional Resources to Build Life Science Companies Presented by Praxair
A conversation with leaders from the key regional and statewide organizations that help start and grow life science companies. This discussion will explore the assistance they offer and how they work together to help companies form and grow in Washington.
Talent for Innovation: Human Capital for the Innovation Economy Presented by CAI
Dive into the full spectrum of talent development for innovation including starter careers, industry crossovers, upskilling/reskilling, entrepreneurism, and sponsoring/funding innovation.
Lunch Break/Networking Presented by CAI
Lunch Session: The Story of S2 Media
Join moderator Marcelo Morales for a lunch conversation with S2 Media‘s founders, Stephanie Bernards, Sommer Teague, and Molly Paridon. Hear what motivated these three talented women to partner in creation of a new life science company in the Spokane Valley and what has kept them together through the challenges and inevitable pivots of any young startup.
These breakout sessions will be facilitated by the panel moderators. Attendees will be able to join the topic of their choice: Eastern Washington: A Magnet for Life Science Entrepreneurs?; Regional Resources to Build Life Science Companies; and Talent for Innovation: Human Capital for the Innovation Economy.