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Meet with… The Gates Foundation

JLABS Bay Area

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

 Meet with… The Gates Foundation

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Presentation & Lunch Only   more info Apr 17, 2017 $25.00 $2.37
Volunteer   more info Apr 17, 2017 Free $0.00

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Program Overview:
The path out of poverty is paved with access to quality healthcare. Do you have solutions that will make a difference? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is advancing science and technology to save lives in developing countries. The Foundation works with partners to deliver proven tools—including vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics—and discover ground breaking new solutions that are affordable and reliable. Focus areas for investments center on infectious diseases including HIV, polio, TB, dengue and malaria, as well as diagnostics and health IT ideas that bring health interventions to people who need them most.

Charlotte Hubbert, Partner with Gates Foundation Venture Capital, will be in attendance to provide an overview presentation on the Foundation's key areas of interest and venture investment philosophy. Gates Foundation Venture Capital operates under the Program Related Investments group at the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, which manages a $1.5B allocation for private sector investment.

Charlotte will be on hand to meet with a handful of applicants one-on-one after the presentation.  To be considered for a one-on-one meeting complete the information required at the link below.

10:30am | Registration & Networking
11:00am | Company Presentation and Q&A
11:45am | Lunch & Networking
12:45-5:00pm | One-on-one Meetings*

*Companies must have apply ahead of time and be approved for a one-on-one meeting. Application period ends March, 13, 2017. Apply Here.



Charlotte Hubbert, PhD | Partner, Gates Foundation Venture Capital
Charlotte Hubbert is a Partner with Gates Foundation Venture Capital, investing innovative technologies that support The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiatives in Global Health and Agriculture. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Charlotte was a Vice-President at H.I.G. BioVentures focusing on investment opportunities in the life sciences, including therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices at all stages of development. She was BOD observer at Cardeas Pharma and Alder Biopharmaceuticals. Charlotte started her career in early stage biotech investing at Accelerator Corporation, an investment vehicle focused on identifying, evaluating, financing and managing emerging therapeutic technologies. During her tenure, Charlotte was involved in the strategic development and management of five companies, including Oncofactor, Groove Biopharma, Acylin Therapeutics, Xori and Pharmselex. Charlotte currently serves as an observer on the board of directors of Synlogic, Sera Prognostics and Lodo Therapeutics.

Charlotte earned a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology from Duke University. She did her post-doctoral work in stemcells and regenerative medicine at the Institute for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Washington. Charlotte is a member of the Kauffman Society of Fellows (Class 14).
Connect with Charlotte: Connect on LinkedIn

$25 | General Public
$35 | Onsite
Includes presentation, Q&A, and lunch. All attendees must pay this fee, regardless of one-on-one meeting status. Pre-registration to attend the presentation, Q&A, and lunch will remain open until 12:30pm on April 18th (or sold out).

One-on-One Meeting
FREE | Application
FREE | Accepted Companies
Companies must have applied for a one-on-one meeting ahead of time. The one-on-one application period will close on March 13, 2017. Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified of acceptance by March 30, 2017. Acceptance of one-pn-one meeting is not guaranteed as all applications must be approved

About the Meet with... Series:
The purpose of the Meet with Series events sponsored by JLABS is to help start-up entrepreneurs, as well as the academic community, connect with potential partners, such as big pharma or other investment corporations, through one-on-one meetings. It is also a chance for the featured corporation to outline their specific business development goals and clarify what types of products or research they are interested in and how best to approach them to get the partnering process started. Past participants include the Wellcome Trust, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MedImmune Ventures, Mercury Fund, DARPA's Biological Technologies Office, Correlation Ventures, Breakout Labs, New Enterprise Associates, Canaan Partners, Thomas McNerney & Partners, NCI, NCATS, NINDS, Allegory Venture Partners, Clarus Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Astellas Venture Management, and OrbiMed.

329 Oyster Point Blvd - 3rd Floor
South San Francisco, California
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Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS
329 Oyster Point Blvd
3rd Floor
South San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

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JLABS Bay Area

JLABS, part of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC, is a network of life science incubators providing emerging companies many of the advantages of being in a big company, without the capital investment. JLABS offers singular bench tops, modular wet lab units and office space on a short-term basis, allowing companies to pay only for the space they need, with an option to quickly expand when they have the resources to do so. Companies residing at JLABS also have access to core research labs hosting specialized capital equipment and shared administrative areas. JLABS is an open innovation model, and the agreement for space does not grant JLABS or Johnson & Johnson Innovation any stake or rights in the companies, nor will the companies have a guaranteed future affiliation with JLABS. The flagship facility is located in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center, and JLABS has now two established locations in San Francisco - one through a collaboration with the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) and a second standalone facility - one in Boston through a collaboration with Lab Central, one in Houston through a collaboration with TMC, and one in Toronto through a collaboration with MaRS. For more information please visit

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