96% of venture capitalists are men.1 Women still account for less than 10% of founders for high growth firms,2 women create only 3% of tech startups, receive less than 10% of venture capital funding, and run only 4% of Fortune 500 companies.
Join Johnson & Johnson Innovation, (JLABS), PSM in Biotechnology Program, University of San Francisco and Women in Leadership for a film screening of "She Started It," a new documentary film that follows five trailblazing young female entrepreneurs through their journeys of entrepreneurship . Watch five passionate, driven young women from different ends of the earth as they strive to change the paradigm in this tantalizing documentary.
The movie screening will be preceded by a short panel discussion featuring 2 influential women in business.
View the trailer for the film here.
Moira Gunn | Assistant Professor, Business Analytics and Information Systems, University of San Francisco
Dr. Moira Gunn has a PhD from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering and is currently the Host of Tech Nation and BioTech Nation, which air in such venues as NPR's 24 hour Program stream, National Public Radio's SIRIUS Satellite Radio channel NPR Now, and internationally to 177 countries via American Forces Radio International. Prior to coming to USF to teach she worked at NASA.
Laura Shawver | CEO, Cleave Biosciences
Dr. Shawver is an experienced Biotech executive with more than 25 years of experience in the development of small molecule drugs for cancer and other serious diseases. Prior to joining Cleave Biosciences as CEO and driving the $54M Series A financing, she was an Entrepreneur in Residence for 5AM Ventures. From 2002 - 2010, Dr. Shawver was the CEO of Phenomix Corporation where she also served on the Board of Directors. From 2000 – 2002, Dr. Shawver was the President of SUGEN Inc. After holding various positions with the company since 1992. Prior to SUGEN, she was employed at Berlex Biosciences. She is an active member of AACR serving on the scientific advisory committee for Stand Up to Cancer and also a member of ASCO. Dr. Shawver is the Founder of The Clearity Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing access to molecular profiling for ovarian cancer patients. Dr. Shawver received her PhD in Pharmacology and a BS degree in Microbiology from the University of Iowa.
Jim Viola | Innovation Activation Specialist, Johnson & Johnson
4:45 PM | Registration & Networking Reception
5:30 PM | Panel Discussion
6:00 PM | Film Screening of "She Started It"
7:30 PM | Program Close
$5 | General Public
FREE | Children 12 and under
Lone Mountain Main - LM 100
San Francisco, CA 94117
Limited Street Parking Available
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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 jlabs.jnjinnovation.com.