The Caltech Biotechnology Club in collaboration with and support from:
Caltech Entrepreneurship Club, Caltech Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships, Caltech Career Development Center, Innovate Pasadena, Moore Hufstedler Fund and Caltech Alumni Association present a two-part program:
Idea to Innovation:
The Founding of Cleave Biosciences
Please join us on April 27th at 4pm in Guggenheim 101 to hear a keynote panel discussion from the founding trio of Caltech’s own startup: Cleave Biosciences.
Cleave Biosciences was founded in 2011 by Caltech Professor Raymond Deshaies, CEO Laura Shawver, and VC Larry Lasky with the promise of attacking cancer through protein homeostasis inhibitors. They have raised over $50 million in their series A funding, been named a 2014 Fierce 15 biotech company and initiated multiple phase 1 clinical trials.
Careers in Biotechnology Industry Night
Please join us immediately after on April 27th at 5pm in the Alumni House (345 S Hill Ave) to learn about biotech and bioinformatics careers from a diverse array of companies listed below in a casual networking session. Dinner will be served.
4:00pm- Idea to Innovation: The Founding of Cleave Biosciences (Guggenheim 101)
5:00pm- Walk from Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall to Alumni House
5:10pm- Introduction to companies attending career networking session (Alumni House)
5:30pm- Networking session with company representatives (w/ dinner food)
7:30pm- Event ends
Industry Night Description
The Annual Caltech Biotech Club Industry Night brings together Caltech students, post-docs, and alumni with industry leaders from biotech companies. This year’s industry night is held in collaboration with the Caltech Entrepreneurship Club’s Idea to Innovation series. The purpose of the event is to improve on-campus relations and foster connections for students/post-docs/alumni in all disciplines. Representatives from approximately 10 companies will be present to talk to students about specific careers in biotechnology. The evening includes a keynote panel and a networking reception with students and biotech professionals providing a unique opportunity in an intimate, one-on-one setting. In short, this event was originally created to give the Caltech community an opportunity to learn more about professions in biotechnology.
Networking Event Format
During the networking session, Caltech attendees go to the tables of their choice and interact with company representatives. The representatives are usually senior scientists or executives, but we do not limit their background. Managers and representatives from the 'business end’ have attended similar events in the past. Immediately after the keynote panel, representatives from each company will give a very brief (30sec) introduction about themselves, their company, and the type of people that do best at their company.