WE-REACH

Upcoming Events

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Biomedical Entrepreneurship Fireside Chat Series

Summer 2022

Fireside chats with biomedical entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts help academic innovators quickly learn the essentials.

Register for these free online events >>>

 


 Week 1: Biomedical Entrepreneurship and Its Unique Challenges

June 30, 2022, 2-3pm

This event kicks off a series of four weekly fireside chats in the WE-REACH Biomedical Innovation Bootcamp where industry experts, startup founders, and investors share their insights with new innovators.

Panelists in this first session are entrepreneurs who bring expertise in startups, funding sources, and challenges to a discussion highlighting essentials for teams that are ramping up their ability to quickly assess the potential of their innovation in the biomedical marketplace. We hope you can join us!


Week 2: Biomedical Business Models, Budgets, and Funding Sources

July 7, 2022, 2-3pm

This is the second event in a four-part series of fireside chats that are part of the WE-REACH Biomedical Innovation Bootcamp.  These events highlight industry experts, startup founders, and investors who share insights and advice to help new innovators ramp up quickly.

As new innovation teams delve into customer discovery they may find assumptions about their potential customer base changes. Business models may need adjustment as it becomes clear who the purchaser of a product or service will be and what their priorities are. There are many potential sources of funding for a business depending on the business model. Come hear from these experienced entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to discover what proved critical in their successes as they found working business models and funding sources.


Week 3: Biomedical Regulatory Strategy and Product Development

July 14, 2022, 2-3pm

This is the third event in a four-part series of fireside chats that are part of the WE-REACH Biomedical Innovation Bootcamp.  These events highlight industry experts, startup founders, and investors who share insights and advice to help new innovators ramp up quickly.

Most new innovators don’t realize how much needs to be done to meet the requirements and gain clearance or approval from the FDA allowing them to market their products. Even after a product is on the market specific quality systems must be maintained. Don’t be caught off-guard, come learn about the design, testing, monitoring, and data reporting necessary to move from a bench prototype to a commercial product, whether it’s a medical device or therapeutic. Panelists will bring stories based on their experience as they highlight key FDA processes and associated product development steps.


Week 4: PNW Regional Resources for Biomedical Entrepreneurs

July 21, 2022, 2-3pm

This is the final event in a four-part series of fireside chats that are part of the WE-REACH Biomedical Innovation Bootcamp.  These events highlight industry experts, startup founders, and investors who share insights and advice to help new innovators ramp up quickly.

The Regional Resources panel will be discussing entrepreneur support “front doors”. Join us in exploring how entrepreneurs can identify and access life science startup resources and programs. We will also talk about our scopes of engagement and referral patterns in the ecosystem.

 

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Past Events

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WE-REACH Biomedical Innovation Spring Showcase

March 8, 2022, 12:30-2pm in person and 
Vista Café, South Foege Hall

3720 15th Ave NE, Seattle
University of Washington
Video recording of the event >>>

 

Hear about the WE-REACH Biomedical Entrepreneurship Center and learn what has been accomplished since it launched a little more than two years ago.

If you are an academic innovator, come learn what we have to offer through our training and funding programs. WE-REACH provides monies to assist in a project’s development and of equal importance, coaching, mentoring, and project management to prepare you for follow-on investor funding!

Four of our project teams will highlight the unique and beneficial aspects of their journeys through the WE-REACH funding and milestone-based process. They are excited to share the progress they have made toward starting companies and launching their products.

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Biomedical Entrepreneurship Fireside Chat Series

Winter 2022

Fireside chats with biomedical entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts help academic innovators quickly learn the essentials.


 Week 1: Biomedical Customer Discovery and Competitive Analysis

January 20, 2022, 2-3pm

Video recording of the event >>>

This event kicks off a series of four weekly fireside chats in the WE-REACH Biomedical Innovation Bootcamp where industry experts, startup founders, and investors share their insights with new innovators.

Panelists in this first session bring expertise in product development, behavioral science, clinical research, market assessment, and design thinking to a discussion highlighting essentials for teams that are ramping up their ability to quickly assess the potential of their innovation n the biomedical marketplace. We hope you can join us!


Week 2: Biomedical Regulatory Strategy and Product Development
January 27, 2022, 2-3pm

We apologize, the video failed to record this event. See the video of a previous regulatory expert panel addressing key questions >>>

This is the second event in a four-part series of fireside chats that are part of the WE-REACH Biomedical Innovation Bootcamp.  These events highlight industry experts, startup founders, and investors who share insights and advice to help new innovators ramp up quickly.

Most new innovators don’t realize how much needs to be done to meet the requirements and gain clearance or approval from the FDA allowing them to market their products. Even after a product is on the market specific quality systems must be maintained. Don’t be caught off-guard, come learn about the design, testing, monitoring, and data reporting necessary to move from a bench prototype to a commercial product, whether it’s a medical device or therapeutic. Panelists will bring stories based on their experience as they highlight key FDA processes and associated product development steps.


Week 3: Biomedical Business Models, Budgets, and Funding Sources

February 3, 2022, 2-3pm

Video recording of the event >>>

This is the third event in a four-part series of fireside chats that are part of the WE-REACH Biomedical Innovation Bootcamp.  These events highlight industry experts, startup founders, and investors who share insights and advice to help new innovators ramp up quickly.

As new innovation teams delve into customer discovery they may find assumptions about their potential customer base changes. Business models may need adjustment as it becomes clear who the purchaser of a product or service will be and what their priorities are.  There are many potential sources of funding for a business depending on the business model. Come hear from these experienced entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to discover what proved critical in their successes as they found working business models and funding sources.


Week 4: PNW Regional Resources for Biomedical Startups

February 10, 2022, 2-3pm

Video recording of the event >>>

This is the final event in a four-part series of fireside chats that are part of the WE-REACH Biomedical Innovation Bootcamp.  These events highlight industry experts, startup founders, and investors who share insights and advice to help new innovators ramp up quickly.

The Regional Resources panel will be discussing entrepreneur support “front doors”. Join us in exploring how entrepreneurs can identify and access life science startup resources and programs. We will also talk about our scopes of engagement and referral patterns in the ecosystem.

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PNW Startup Showcase & Social

October 12, 2021
10am – 12pm Pacific Time
online

Are you interested in meeting students and community members involved in entrepreneurship and product development? If so, join us for the PNW Startup Showcase and Social!

Hosted by eight of our regional universities, the event showcases emerging startups driven by students, faculty, staff, and alums. Hear how these teams participated in multiple programs around the region to advance their projects.

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Startup Showcase & Social

Interested in meeting like-minded students and community members involved in entrepreneurship and product development?

Listen to teams pitch! Network with your peers!

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 3:00-5:00pm

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Health Economics Workshop

Does your innovation bring value to healthcare?
If so, what value and to whom?

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Time: 1:30-3:00pm

Scott Spencer

Instructor: Scott Spencer, PhD Candidate in Public Health Genetics and Health Economics at the University of Washington. Scott is an expert in value assessment in precision medicine and health economic valuation and has worked with venture capital and insurance companies in this capacity.