Columbia University

Technology Ventures

Women Inventors: The Intersection of University Research and Entrepreneurship

April 06, 2018
Michal Lipson, Tilla Worgall, Angela Christiano
Miller Theater - Columbia University
2960 Broadway
New York, NY
Sponsored by Columbia's Women Inventors Network and by Women in Science @ Columbia this discussion takes a deep dive into the tale of three scientists' journey from innovation to spinout and what life is like at the intersection of university research and the commercial sector. Most importantly, this panel shares lessons learned from this experience with the younger generation of women inventors. 
The panelists are Michal Lipson who leads the Lipson Nanophotonics Group, Tilla Worgall, whose diagnostics startup received venture backing and Angela Christiano who's current research is focused on understanding the molecular processes that lead to inherited skin and hair disorders in humans. Each have developed impressive IP portfolios, commercial engagement, and spinouts from their labs.