Genome Startup Day

Supporting students, genomics startup founders, investors, service providers, media, and job seekers through virtual and in-person events.
Our Next Event:

October 5, 2022

Bacteria Breakthroughs: Behind-the-Scenes with the Startup Innovators Advancing Cutting-Edge Phage Therapies

Phages, despite being the most abundant life form on Earth, remain one of the most mysterious. Yet we’re witnessing a surge in phage therapy innovation, amidst a growing understanding of the immense potential of these viral do-gooders, to revolutionize healthcare and wellness, improve food security and finally squash the superbug crisis.

On October 5, Genome Startup Day welcomes startup founders and leading phage researchers for a future-looking exploration of what’s on the phage breakthrough frontier. Hear firsthand from scientists-turned-entrepreneurs about their founders’ journey commercializing cutting-edge phage technologies and their insider perspectives on what’s next for this burgeoning field.

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Spring Meetup 2022: Innovating in Oncology

Some of tomorrow’s biggest breakthroughs in cancer treatment are in the works today in startup labs across the US. On March 30, we brought together CEOs and leaders in the cancer startup industry for a behind-the-scenes look at how emerging technologies are taking aim at one of the deadliest diseases in our world, and how these startup leaders are carving successful careers in the cancer tech landscape.

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Fall Meetup 2021: More than a Gut Check

On October 27, 2021 we hosted a special “Inside the Microbiome Industry” edition of Genome Startup Day with cofounders and leaders in the field. Together, we had a candid and insightful exploration of the lifecycle of launching and growing a genomics startup including the ins and outs of building a company today in the human microbiome space.

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Spring Meetup 2021: Beyond CEO

On May 19, 2021 we gathered a panel of professionals to share their advice and experiences with transitioning from academia to industry. Together, we explored the rage of rewarding startup career paths that extend beyond the roles of founders and CEOs.

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Strategies for Success in a Pandemic World

In July 2020 we gathered a new group of startup leaders from across Washington state to discuss how they have found success during uncertain times. Dr. Jordan Zager and Dr. Paul Mihalyov from Dewey Scientific, Dr. David Younger from A-Alpha Bio, and Dr. Will Canestaro from Washington Research Foundation, shared which strategies they have used after having experience guiding their own entrepreneurship.

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Genome Startup Day 2020

Originally aired on October 14th, Genome Startup Day 2020 featured some of the country’s brightest genomics startup founders who shared personal insights, lessons and candid reflections on their journeys from academia to entrepreneurship. We also explored the current genomics investment climate across the US with two investors who shared their unique vantage point from living on opposite coastlines.

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We launched Genome Startup Day as a forum to inform and inspire those scientists advancing genomics in academia to explore commercialization. As biotech startup founders ourselves, we offer an insider’s perspective on how to get started, pitfalls to avoid, and opportunities to pursue.

Dr. Ivan Liachko
Founder & CEO of Phase Genomics, Inc.

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