Start-Up Stadium Judges & Advisory Committee

Thank you to the industry stakeholders behind the BIO International Convention Start-Up Stadium.

2020 Start-Up Stadium Judges

Gain access to these talented industry leaders who will be providing live feedback across the entire early-stage life cycle.

Name Title Company
Alice Chen Vice President Accelerator Life Science Partners
Samuel Wu Managing Director Acuris Partners
Ving Lee Chief Scientific Officer Adesis, Inc.
Christine Boisrobert Global Pharma Market Director Air Liquide
Jeffrey L. Cleland Chairman, CEO & President Ashvattha Therapeutics, Inc.
Dorothwe Marie-Louise Doepfer Program Director Digital Health Accelerator & Community Building Berlin Institute of Health
Charlotte C. Hubbert Partner Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Lior Teitelbaum Portfolio Manager BioLineRx, Ltd
Vinit Nijhawan Managing Director Boston University
Ashok Chander CEO Cellanyx
Alice Jacobs CEO Convergence Group, LLC
David Fox Early Stage Investor davidfox.com
William D. Provine President and CEO Delaware Innovation Space
Maurice Lee   German Accelerator Life Sciences
Jorge Ramirez Principal H.I.G. BioHealth Partners
Amy Gu Managing Partner Hemi Ventures
Marc Martin-Casas Seed Investments & Development Illumina Accelerator
Jun Axup Science Director IndieBio
Alex Shen Technical Operations Strategy Kite Pharma, a Gilead Company
Jae Sly Senior Scientific Advisor L2C Partners
Lesley Stolz Managing Director Lasana Partners
John Lilly Managing Member Lateral Capital Management
Jeffrey Safran Special Counsel McCarter & English, LLP
Ravi Kiron Head, BioPharma External Innovation Merck KGaA
Tania Fernandez President & CEO Midissia Therapeutics
Ashwini Ghogare Manager, AI-Enabled Drug Discovery, Global Strategy Group MilliporeSigma
Terri Shieh-Newton Member, Intellectual Property Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC
Terry Moore Managing Partner & Founder Moore Venture Partners
David Crean Managing Director Objective Capital Partners, LLC
Michael Margolis Managing Director, Co-Head of Healthcare Oppenheimer & Co, Inc
Janet E Reed Partner- Intellectual Property Potter Anderson
Walter Olesiak Partner Remiges Ventures
Arvind Gupta General Partner/Founder SOSV
Alice Cheng Associate Upfront Ventures
Kevin Zhang Partner Upfront Ventures
Claire Aldridge Associate Vice President UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Cees de Wit Co-Founder / Partner Whale Bay & Co.
Julie Meigs Partner Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Kristen Cramer Partner Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

 

 

2020 Start-Up Stadium Advisory & Investor Committee

Comprised of experienced leaders with perspective on current issues and priorities for the industry, the Start-Up & Investor Advisory Committee members represent top investment and stakeholder companies. Meet the experts driving innovation in our industry.

Name Title Company
Alice Chen Vice President Accelerator Life Science Partners
Samuel Wu Managing Director Acuris Partners
Jeffrey L. Cleland Chairman, CEO & President Ashvattha Therapeutics, Inc.
Vinit Nijhawan Managing Director Boston University
Ashok Chander CEO Cellanyx
Amy Gu Managing Partner Hemi Ventures
Marc Martin-Casas Seed Investments & Development Illumina Accelerator
Jun Axup Science Director IndieBio
Jae Sly Senior Scientific Advisor L2C Partners
Kathryn Zavala Vice President MedTech Innovator
Ravi Kiron Head, BioPharma External Innovation Merck KGaA
Terri Shieh-Newton Member, Intellectual Property Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC
Lewis Geffen Member, Business & Finance Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC
Terry Moore Managing Partner & Founder Moore Venture Partners
David Crean Managing Director Objective Capital Partners, LLC
Michael Margolis Managing Director, Co-Head of Healthcare Oppenheimer & Co, Inc
Walter Olesiak Partner Remiges Ventures
Laurie Actman Chief Marketing, Communications & Program Officer University of Pennsylvania