2020 Lunch & Learn Startup Series

February 10, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Details

Life Science Washington Institute is hosting a series of Lunch & Learns focused on answering the burning questions researchers and entrepreneurs have as they grow their idea from concept to commercialization. Each month will cover a different topic, culminating in a quarterly Deep Dive Workshop hosted at the LSWI offices. These events are free and open to any one interested in learning more about startups and entrepreneurship!

Join us for our first talk on February 10, 2020 from 12:00-1:00. Lunch will be provided! RSVP here.

Will Canestaro, PhD, Managing Director of WRF Capital, will present “The First 10 Calls Every Entrepreneur Should Make.”

Dr. Canestaro is focused on investments in biotechnology and engineering, as well as supporting the Foundation’s grant-making activities. His portfolio includes companies across sectors. Currently, he manages WRF’s investments in Arzeda, Bellwether Bio, Phase Genomics, Icosavax, EpiThany and Wibotic. His professional background includes health economic and outcomes consulting for organizations including the National Pharmaceutical Council, Genentech and AstraZeneca. He has extensive experience with comparative effectiveness research and program development through roles with Generation Health and Correlagen in the Boston area.

Dr. Canestaro earned his doctorate from the University of Washington’s School of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program. He received an M.Sc. in medical anthropology from Oxford University and an A.B. in medical sociology from Dartmouth College.


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