Role of Scientific Founders Over the Lifetime of a Company

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Tuesday, June 4,2019 ・ 112AB, Level 100
An investor once said, “You can replace an executive, but you can’t replace a founder.” Founders of scientific companies play an important role in cultivating innovation, securing investment and boosting a company’s presence. However, more often than not, keeping a founder on board is easier said than done. During this panel, executives at scientific companies will discuss the dynamics of maintaining involvement of a scientific founder while growing a company, even if the role of the founder may change.
Speakers
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Chief Executive Officer
CoA Therapeutics
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Chief Business Officer
Pliant Therapeutics
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President & CEO
GigaGen