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Founders Guide to Building a Life Sciences Startup


StartOut, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the largest national organization to support LGBTQ entrepreneurs with 18,000+ members nationwide. Its mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community. StartOut helps aspiring LGBTQ entrepreneurs start new companies; supports current entrepreneurs as they grow and expand their existing businesses; and engages successful entrepreneurs as role models and mentors, on its online portal and through targeted events nationwide.



What does it take to get a tech or science-driven startup in healthcare and life-sciences off the ground?

Our panel of experts will provide an overview of the mission-critical aspects of founding a life sciences startup - and why it's different.

The panel will cover sourcing technology, finding co-founders and partners, continued mentorship resources, and creating an advisory board.

Bring your questions and hear our experts speak to their experiences fundraising, managing IP, growth, and marketing.


Dr. Yi Wang (He/Him) - VP of Business Development at Isolere Bio

Hazel Valdez (She/Her), Associate Director of the Oregon Bioscience Incubator

Chris Wang (She/Her), Co-Founder of Shimmer Care

Jason Bellett (He/Him), Co-Founder of Eko Health