ILSE Hosts NJ 1st Pitch Life Sciences-November 1, 2016
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Eureka! Turning Scientific Discoveries into Gold

Today is perhaps the most important moment in time for bringing science and technology together through entrepreneurship – we know more scientifically than we ever have, and new knowledge is being added daily. How can entrepreneurs connect with experts in science and technology to form meaningful, and potentially profitable, partnerships? Those of us making novel discoveries at universities would like to see our discoveries used for the benefit of society. This panel discussion and meet-up will explore the best way to do that with insights from professionals who have “been there and done that”.  While scientists pursue science for the sheer importance of discovery, it is through commerce that society places value on ideas that solve problems.


6: 00 p.m. Networking and Pizza

6: 45 p.m. Opening Remarks  – Sam Kongsamut, Founder, Rudder Serendip

6:55 p.m. Introductions and Setting the Platform

7:00 p.m. The Panel


  • Keith Bostian, CEO, Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship, & Dean, NJ Ctr for Science, Tech & Mathematics and Tech Transfer, Kean Univ
  • Mario Casabona, Founder & CEO, TechLaunch, LLC and CEO Casabona Ventures
  • Francis Cuss, Executive VP and CSO, R&D, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Philip Loew, Business Manager, NYC Regional Innovation Node (NSF iCorps funded)
  • Diana Thomas, Director, Center for Quantitative Obesity Research, Montclair State University
  • Moderator: Robert Prezant, Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, Montclair State University

7: 45 p.m. Q&A followed by Networking until 9:00 p.m

When and Where:

November 10, 2016   6:00 p.m.

Montclair State University

Conference Center, 7th Floor

University Hall

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