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Life Sciences Innovation Showcase

October 23, 2023 | 4:00 pm


345 Park Ave South
New York, 10010 United States

Experience the Springboard Life Sciences Innovation Showcase, spotlighting visionary women driving innovation within the life sciences sector from our latest cohort. Immerse yourself in their captivating presentations, accompanied by evaluations and wisdom from our esteemed panel of experts and engaged audience members. If you’re keen on exploring the forefront of life sciences or establishing connections within the expansive Springboard community encompassing investors, industry pioneers, and accomplished entrepreneurs, we invite you to unite with us at this exceptional event!

Event Partners: Morgan Lewis and Cure

When and Where

Monday October 23rd, 2023

4:00 PM EST – 7:00 PM EST


345 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10010

Please note: This will be an in-person event and free admission

Meet the Entrepreneurs

Esther Alegria, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO, APIE Therapeutics
APIE Therapeutics is a biopharma start-up pioneering the development of a portfolio of anti-fibrotic therapeutics drugs to treat chronic and debilitating diseases associated with injury to the vascular endothelium organ.

Megan Leslie
Co-founder & CEO, NanoTess
NanoTess Inc. is a material science startup developing nanomaterials to address some of the world’s toughest health challenges, beginning with chronic wounds.

Andrea Ashford-Hicks
CEO, Cayuga Biotech
Cayuga Biotech is developing first-in-class medicines that harness the body’s innate ability to stop bleeding and heal.

Jennifer Cheng, J.D., Ph.D.
Founder & CEO, PTM Therapeutics
PTM Therapeutics is a pre-clinical stage startup developing antibody therapeutics against post-translational modification targets with programs in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Oncology.

Mary Weitzel, MBA
CEO, Yaso Therapeutics
Yaso is a preclinical drug development company focuses on the global need for non-hormonal contraceptives and disease prevention.

Tina Garyantes, Ph.D.
Co-founder & COO, Linnaeus Therapeutics
Linnaeus Therapeutics is a development stage biotech company engaged in the identification and development of small molecule agents for the treatment of cancer.

Melissa Kim, Ph.D
Co-founder & CEO, Lavaage
Lavaage is bringing antivirals to consumer health with a proprietary platform of polysaccharide-based drugs derived from seaweed.

Event Partners

Interested in partnerships or have any questions?

Email Ashley Lundy, VP of Programs for Springboard Enterprises at [email protected].