Creating Your Own Path by Rising Above Adversity Dr. Sophia Ononye Founder & CEO The Sophia Consulting Firm Brief Background BS Honors, Biochemistry, Bowling Green State University MPH, Public Health Administration, University of Toledo MBA, Healthcare Administration, University of Connecticut PhD, Medicinal Chemistry, University of Connecticut Advanced Business Certificate, Healthcare Finance, University of Connecticut Predoctoral Fellow, Pharmaceutical Science, AFPE Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Oncology, Yale University Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Yale University Member, BIO CT
Managing Multiple Life Transitions and Finding the Best Circumstance to Advance Growth Gina Calder, MPH, FACHE Administrator, Milford Campus, Yale New Haven Health System Vice President, Bridgeport Hospital Brief Background Board Certified, Healthcare Management Fellow | Carol Emmott Fellowship Fellow | America College of Healthcare Executives 2016 Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives Leadership Award 2015 & 2018 Connecticut NAACP’s 100 Most Influential Blacks Founding Member | National Association of Health Services Executives Connecticut Chapter
Jill of All Trades, Master of One: Making Intentional Career Moves Lona Vincent Business Design & Strategy Leader Johnson and Johnson Background Founding Member | Dreamers // Doers Venture Fellow | FundRx Industry Advisor | Columbia Healthcare Ventures Health Innovation Fellow | HITLAB Board Member | Creative Reaction Lab Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Ambassador | Women in Innovation Education MPH, Behavioral Science, Management and Digital Health Focus | Columbia University
True Test of Authentic Leadership, Personal Strength and Being Vulnerable Dr. Deborah Kilpatrick PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering focus Brief Background Chief Executive Officer, Evidation Health Board of Directors, Sleep Number Board of Directors, NextGen Jane Advisory Boards, Georgia Institute of Technology and California Polytechnic State University Co-founder, MedtechVision Conference Board of Directors, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Director of New Ventures and Research Fellow, Guidant Corporation Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
Confidently Leading When You’re Still Learning Crystal R Icenhour, PhD CEO & Co-Founder, Aperiomics Brief Background Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center Division of Infectious Diseases President and Chief Science Office Phthisis Diagnostics Chairman of VirginiaBIO Postdoctoral Fellow, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Thoracic Diseases Research Unit Postdoctoral Fellow, Due University Medical Center, Department of Infectious Diseases 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year, Kauffman Foundation & Center President, Mayo Research Fellows Association Executive Committee
Bridging the Gap between Research and Entrepreneurship Christine Ngaruiya, MD, MSc, DTMH Founder, KEDU @cngaruiy Brief Background Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University Founder, Bridge to Care Refugee linkage to care program, Nebraska Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance Associate for Social Entrepreneurship Harambe Pfizer Fellow Awardee for focus on healthcare innovation Board Member, Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, New Haven, CT Co-founding Member, Yale Network for Global Noncommunicable Disease
Calculating Entrepreneurship and the Value of Experience in Derisking Your Venture Gitte Pedersen CEO & Co-Founder Genomic Expression Brief Background CEO & Co-Founder of Genomic Expression Co-Founder of Female Equity Angel Investor, Pipeline Angels Winner of Lyfebulb Winner of EU Top50 Award Education Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree in International Trade Wife and Mother of 2 Gitte Pedersen is equal parts a scientist and a businesswoman.
Activities January Charting the Course – The Future of Digital HealthReception for investors and startups in NYC. February Judge at the Annual Yale Healthcare Case Competition April Global Health Innovation: The Possibilities and Challenges for Startups Lecture at Unite for Sight Global Health Conference May Sponsored Mid-Atlantic Health Care IT Forum in Philadelphia June HealthHavenHub (The HUB) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony July 2nd Annual Y-Start Bootcamp
Knowledge is Power: Lessons from a Successful Serial Entrepreneur and Businesswoman Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn Founder of EmmyCo Brief Biography NYC Commissioner on Women’s Issues Appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg Co-Chairman & Vice Chairman | Northside Center for Child Development NYC Commissioner on Gender Equity Appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio Vice Chair of the Board of Directors | The National Constitution Center Chairman of America’s Promise, Appointed by General Colin Powell
Common Characteristics Among Successful Entrepreneurs, Finding a Balance Between Vulnerability, Courage and Persistence
Common Characteristics Among Successful Entrepreneurs, Finding a Balance Between Vulnerability, Courage and Persistence Hadiyah Fain Digital Marketing Manager Plug and Play Tech Center Brief Background Marketing Associate Silicon Valley Education Foundation Associate Project Manager DDB Worldwide Senior Interactive Publications Design Specialist Google Married, mother of two Hometown: Washington D.C. Hadiyah Fain is a charismatic and dynamic woman applying her creativity and business mind to help entrepreneurs succeed at Plug and Play Tech Center in the Bay Area.