Columbia University

Technology Ventures

Sell Your Science- Best Practices for Developing an Effective Non-Confidential Pitch Deck

April 26, 2018
Speaker: 
Anne Shehab
New York Genome Center
101 6th Ave, 1st floor
New York, NY
10013
11:30am
Overview: It can be tricky to communicate the full potential of your discoveries without spilling the secret sauce. Join us for sessions on learning the tricks of the trade in preparing a non-confidential deck and executive summary. Experts of the craft will share practical tips on becoming more effective in communicating your story to Angel investors and VCs, increasing your chances of successful fundraising. 
 
Speaker:
Anne Shehab | Managing Director, Golden Seeds 
Anne has over thirty years of experience as a CEO and investor in companies that are focused on developing innovative technologies in medical diagnostics, devices and pharmaceuticals. As part of this work, Anne is a Managing Director of Golden Seeds, a large network of angel investors based in New York, Boston and San Francisco. She also serves on several of the boards of the companies in her investment portfolio. 
Most recently, Anne led the turnaround of a medical device company, streamlining the product/market strategy, hiring a new executive team, and starting a product development group. This resulted in a significant improvement to net income and growth. Prior to becoming an angel investor, Anne was VP Business Development and Marketing for a medical device start-up company that developed the first fully disposable insulin pump, the V-GO™. She was responsible for raising capital, deal-making with big pharmaceutical companies, and marketing strategy. Anne also worked for DuPont as head of business strategy for the Safety & Protection platform, the largest and fastest-growing division of the company at that time. In that role, she was responsible for new product development, M&A, and strategic planning for the group. 
 
Anne holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Rice University, an MBA from University of Chicago, and a BS degree in chemical engineering from Edinburgh University. She is a native of the UK, and currently resides with her husband in the Brandywine Valley in Delaware. She volunteers as a business plan advisor for PEP, the Prisoners’ Entrepreneurship Program, which helps empower soon-to-be-released inmates to start their own small businesses, and Greater Philadelphia Search & Rescue. 
 
Agenda:
11:30 AM | Registration, Networking and Lunch*
12:00 PM | Presentation
12:45 PM | Q&A 
1:00 PM | Program Close
*Light food & beverage provided 
 
Who should attend:
This workshop is ideal for inventors in academic centers and hospitals, and early stage healthcare start-ups in the pharma, medical device, consumer health and digital innovation areas. 
 
Fees:
There is no cost to attend this workshop, but pre-registration is required.