Why it's important:
Only 14.7% of Bio venture backed companies have a female CEO
Just like the wave at a baseball game, we’ll come together at The Wave Summit to create electric energy and build momentum for change. We invite women, men, and all allies to join us as we spotlight and support women founders in bio.
Who should attend?
The Wave Summit is open to all women and allies — founders, leaders, graduate students, undergrads — anyone who is interested in supporting women founders in bio.
“The world needs more founders from underrepresented genders in bio. Technologies are a reflection of the people who make and develop them. And if we want biology to be a technology that benefits everyone, then we need everyone to participate in its advancement.”
Author, Alpha Girls
Founder of Alpha Girls Global, Julian will share stories from her latest book, Alpha Girls, about a group of women who managed to succeed in the male-dominated industry of tech and helped finance and build some of the foremost companies of our day.
Julian’s stories will resonate across industries and leave women at all levels inspired and with new ways to navigate complicated terrain.
Choose one of four options
In this workshop offered in partnership with Thinkubator Media, you’ll learn how to develop your personal brand and articulate your company mission.
In this workshop, you’ll learn about leadership strategies for biotech, with a focus on network building with author and Prof. Monica Higgins.
Making the Leap
Join us for either a health- or sustainability-focused panel exploring how to take the leap into leading a company as CEO.
Health-focused panel with Virginia Burger (New Equilibrium), Mariana Matus (Biobot Analytics), Jen Nwankwo (1910 Genetics), and Sofia Elizondo (Brightseed)
Sustainability-focused panel with Shara Ticku (C16 Biosciences), Maricel Saenz (Compound Foods), Jasmin Hume (Shiru) and Jen Keane (Modern Synthesis)
1 - 1:30 PM ET
Founder Chat with Professor Angela Koehler, PhD (MIT Biological Engineering) and Cheri Ackerman (Concerto Biosciences)
1:30 - 2 PM ET
Founder Chat with Lisa Dyson (Air Protein, Kiverdi) and Josh Moser (Petri)
1:30 - 2 PM ET
The Role of Allies with JP Mangeolle (Sciex) and Rachel Dorin (TeraPore Technologies)
Networking + connections
Meet other founders, leaders and investors building the next generation of companies at the intersection of bio+tech. Grow your network by joining either the sustainability or health networking areas and get matched with relevant contacts for 3-minute speed chats.
Speakers & Hosts:
Accomplished Founders, Scientists and Leaders.
+ Founder, Alpha Girls Global
Angela Koehler, Ph.D.
Jen Nwankwo, Ph.D.
Prof. Sangeeta Bhatia,
+ Co-Founder, Satellite Bio, Glympse Bio
Prof. Monica Higgins
Jasmin Hume, Ph.D.
Emerging Women Founders in Bio
Over 110 impressive nominations rolled in for our Emerging Women Founder Award — we’re thrilled to announce the winners!