Please join us for a very interesting and fun evening of presentations and Dutch startup judging. We are very excited to have longtime BALT member Dr. Adam Mendelsohn as our featured speaker for the evening! Adam serves as CEO of Nano Precision Medical, Inc., a company he co-founded in 2009 to develop a sub-dermal implant capable of precisely delivering therapeutic molecules over extended durations to improve the treatment of chronic diseases.
In addition, 15 European startup companies in the medical device and digital health space will give 1 min pitches. All attendees will be asked to serve as judges of the startup companies pitching to determine an overall winner of the competition.
As usual, there will be a plethora of food, wine, and beer provided by our awesome hosts at the Dutch Consulate. A bio for Adam and the evening's tentative agenda is below.
Street parking in the area is free after 6PM and hope to see you all there!
Adam received his PhD in bioengineering at the UC San Francisco/UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering. He was awarded an NSF fellowship to perform research in Japan with Kyoto University’s Department of Drug Delivery Research, under the direction of Professor Mitsuru Hashida. Upon returning from Japan, Adam joined the Therapeutic Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory at UCSF, headed by Professor Tejal A. Desai, where he published multiple papers describing new treatment options for Type I diabetes through the immuno-isolated transplantation of insulin-producing cells. While in graduate school, Adam served as the director for the Venture Innovation Program in Life Sciences, an organization that brings together clinicians, technologists, investors, and business students to identify unmet clinical needs and provide mentorship to multi-disciplinary teams addressing these needs. Additionally, Adam completed his certificate in Management of Technology with the Haas School of Business, and currently serves as a Scientific Advisor to the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at USC.
Prior to graduate school, Adam spent two years at Advanced Bionics, a Boston Scientific Company at that time, where he successfully developed a peizoresistive pressure sensor and an overfill safety valve that became part of an implantable drug delivery pump. Adam holds a B.S. in Physics and a B.A. in Music, Piano Performance, from UCLA, where he also co-founded a co-ed professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. Additionally, Adam serves as President of UCSF’s Graduate Division Alumni Association and serves on the board of the Maestro Foundation.
6:40-6:55 1st European startup presentations (1 min each)
6:55-7:25 Dr. Adam Mendelsohn, Nano Precision Medical
7:25-7:40 2nd European startup presentation (1 min each)
7:40-8:00 Rock Health presentation
8:00-8:10 Winners announced