Episodes

Nov. 29, 2022

Translating lessons learnt on diversity from academia to startups and…

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III is the President Emeritus of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County) who served as presiden…

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Nov. 15, 2022

[REPLAY] Building the startup muscle for academic founders.

Martin Casado is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), a pioneer of software-defined networking, and a co-founder of N…

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Nov. 1, 2022

Nucleate Bio- A collaborative student-led organization that facilitat…

Anjali Ramaswami, Tobias Schmid and Miroslov Gasparek, are leaders at Nucleate Bio, a nonprofit educational organization that emp…

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Oct. 16, 2022

Activate- Empowering scientists to bring their research to market

Matt Price is the co-founder and President of , a program teaching scientists how to bring their research to market. He was previ…

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Oct. 4, 2022

National Security Innovation Capital (NSIC)- Funding dual-use hardwar…

Salvador Badillo-Rios, an Associate at the National Security Innovation Capital (NSIC). We talk about the origins of the National…

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Sept. 20, 2022

Market intelligence reports for startups - Arkady Hagopian

Arkady Hagopian is an experienced professional in the market intelligence reports space both in industry and academic startup sec…

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Sept. 6, 2022

Revolutionizing organ preservation and transplantation by mimicking a…

Xiaoxi Wei, Ph.D (CEO) and Mark Kline, Ph.D. (CTO) are the cofounders of X-Therma, a biotechnology startup developing a breakthro…

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Aug. 23, 2022

Building the Bay Area Life Sciences Startup Ecosystem

Regis Kelly and Doug Crawford have been instrumental in building the Bay Area life sciences startup ecosystem over the past two d…

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Aug. 9, 2022

RH Capital (a Rhia Venture Fund): Investing in reproductive and mater…

Alice Zheng is a Principal at RH Capital, a venture fund investing in early-stage high-impact companies across the reproductive a…

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July 26, 2022

Caribou Biosciences- Developing CRISPR based genome-edited, off-the-s…

My guest today is Rachel Haurwitz, co-founder, President and CEO of Caribou Biosciences. Caribou is a CRISPR genome editing compa…

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July 12, 2022

Nodexus- Benchtop single cell sorting and dispensing

Karthik Balakrishnan (CEO) and Anand Kesavaraju (Chief Strategy Officer) are the co-founders of Nodexus, a Biotechnology startup …

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June 28, 2022

Raydiant Oximetry- Preventing unnecessary C-Sections and making child…

Dr. Neil Ray is the Founder and CEO of Raydiant Oximetry, a medical device company that has developed a safe and non-invasive tec…

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June 14, 2022

Ignite Immunotherapy- Success story of novel “build to buy” business …

Dr. David Kirn MD, is the founder, CEO and Chairman of Ignite Immunotherapeutics, which was recently acquired by Pfizer. David is…

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May 31, 2022

UbiQD- Leveraging quantum dots to improve crop yield & harvesting sun…

My guest today is Hunter McDaniel, the founder and CEO of UbiQD, a startup exploiting quantum dots to improve agricultural yield …

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April 12, 2022

Calwave Energy- Unlocking the power of ocean by harvesting energy fro…

In this episode of lab to startup, we talk to Marcus Lehmann, the Co-founder and CEO of Calwave Energy. Calwave is unlocking the …

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March 29, 2022

Horizon Partners- M&A for bootstrapped technology companies

Sandy Kory is a Managing Director and co-founder of  Horizon Partners; and most recently announced a new Seed Stage Venture Capit…

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March 8, 2022

University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners- Investing and supporting s…

Keis Ide is a partner at UTEC, a Japanese Venture capital firm investing in deep tech across the world. Keis focuses on innovativ…

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Feb. 22, 2022

Ayar Labs:  Disrupting semiconductor and computing industries while d…

Alexandra Wright Gladstein is the founding CEO of Ayar Labs. Alex met her co-founders, Chen Sun, and Mark Wade at the Massachuset…

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Feb. 8, 2022

Bakar Bioenginuity Hub- Accelerating research to realization

Prof. Amy Herr is the Executive Director of the Bakar Bioenginuity Hub (BBH) and Prof. Regis Kelly is the Director of Bakar Labs …

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Jan. 25, 2022

Nelumbo: Keeping the world cool by mitigating frost and corrosion cha…

Liam Berryman (CEO) and Lance Brockway, Ph.D. (CTO) are the co-founders of Nelumbo, a startup developing an advanced materials pl…

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Jan. 11, 2022

New Sun Road- A startup building technologies to provide energy (rene…

Jalel Sager, Ph.D. (CEO), Austin Cappon (Networks & hardware), and Jonathan Lee (Senior R&D Engineer) are the co-founders of a Ca…

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Dec. 21, 2021

Nitrase Therapeutics: Story of a scientist turned entrepreneur whose …

is the founder and CSO of Nitrase Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company deploying its unique NITROME platform to unlock the t…

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Dec. 14, 2021

Scalmibio: An oncology biotech (antibody prodrugs) startup from idea …

Summary: Marija Vrljic, Ph.D., is the co-founder and CEO of Scalmibio, an early-stage biotechnology startup that developed a tran…

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Nov. 23, 2021

Enabling Awesome through MBC Biolabs, Mission Bio Capital & Mission B…

Douglas Crawford, Ph.D., is the General Manager of MBC Biolabs, Managing Partner of Mission BioCapital, a VC fund investing in li…

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