Lab to Startup

Lab to Startup

Hundreds of thousands of researchers around the world are working to improve life and address imminent threats to humanity. Often, the research ends up in the “Scientific valley of death” in the form of publications and patents that never see the light of the day.

Welcome to “Lab to Startup” a podcast aimed at showcasing the effort needed to translate lab research to startups. The show has two main goals: 1. Sharing the stories of those scientists and engineers who have successfully founded startups based on the research at university and national labs. 2. Highlighting the resources and tools needed to help those aspiring to launch startups in the deeptech space.

We also want this show to be a way to communicate those technology development stories to the general public (taxpayers funding the research) in the hope that they will continue to support such research and startups.

Recent Episodes

Raydiant Oximetry- Preventing unnecessary C-Sections and making childbirth safer

June 28, 2022

Dr. Neil Ray is the Founder and CEO of Raydiant Oximetry, a medical device company that has developed a safe and non-invasive technology that directly monitors babies’ oxygenation during childbirth. This prevents unnecessary…

Ignite Immunotherapy- Success story of novel “build to buy” business model with Pfizer

June 14, 2022

Dr. David Kirn MD, is the founder, CEO and Chairman of Ignite Immunotherapeutics, which was recently acquired by Pfizer. David is a Physician-scientist and a serial biotech entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in th…

UbiQD- Leveraging quantum dots to improve crop yield & harvesting sunlight to generate electricity

May 31, 2022

My guest today is Hunter McDaniel, the founder and CEO of UbiQD, a startup exploiting quantum dots to improve agricultural yield in greenhouses and generating electricity by embedding them into windows. In this episode of La…

Calwave Energy- Unlocking the power of ocean by harvesting energy from waves

April 12, 2022

In this episode of lab to startup, we talk to Marcus Lehmann, the Co-founder and CEO of Calwave Energy. Calwave is unlocking the power of the ocean by harvesting the dense energy packed in waves, which is about 30-60 times m…

Horizon Partners- M&A for bootstrapped technology companies

March 29, 2022

Sandy Kory is a Managing Director and co-founder of  Horizon Partners; and most recently announced a new Seed Stage Venture Capital Fund HorizonVC, where he is a General Partner.  Sandy has been advising bootstrapped technol…

University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners- Investing and supporting startups from the seed/early stages in academia in Japan and abroad.

March 8, 2022

Keis Ide is a partner at UTEC, a Japanese Venture capital firm investing in deep tech across the world. Keis focuses on innovative technologies as well as IT-enabled solutions. He spent 15 years in the US, half of which in S…