Columbia University

Technology Ventures

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

September 21, 2017
Tom Luby, Ph.D.
New York Genome Center
101 6th Ave, 1st floor
New York, NY
It can be tricky to communicate the full potential of your discoveries without spilling the secret sauce. Join JLABS for a session 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. 
Tom Luby, Ph.D. | Head of JLABS, Texas, Johnson & Johnson Innovation 
Tom is the new Head of JLABS, Texas. Previously, Tom was the Senior Director of New Ventures at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Boston where he focused primarily on cardiovascular & metabolic; infectious diseases and Vaccines; and neurobiology. Prior to joining the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Tom was the Sr. Director of Research Ventures at Shire Human Genetic Therapies. In this position, Tom played a central role in the evaluation, diligence, and deal processes across a number of successful early-stage investments in the rare disease space. He was member of the BOD at Armagen Technologies, led the collaboration with Nimbus Discovery, and was instrumental in establishing and leading the alliance that Shire put in place with Atlas Venture. Prior to this, Tom held a variety of research and development roles in both start-up and mid-sized biotech. He has worked on multiple discovery through Phase II programs in infectious disease, oncology, immunotherapy, and monogenetic disorders. His experience includes pre-clinical development, early-stage portfolio oversight, licensing, due diligence, company formation, alliance management, and key opinion leader outreach. Tom received his BS in Biology from State University of New York, his Ph.D. in Immunology from Tufts University, and was a post-doctoral fellow in yeast genetics at Harvard School of Public Health. 
11:00 AM | Registration Opens 
11:15 AM | Networking 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. 
FREE | There is no cost to attend this workshop, but pre-registration is required.