Session 3: ScaleUp Mastery & Venture Vantage

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Commercializing technology and scaling a business require a skill set that includes innovation, strategic thinking, adaptability, networking, and leadership. Success lies in creatively generating and developing new ideas, formulating clear strategies, adjusting to market trends, building robust stakeholder relationships, and demonstrating effective leadership. These ‘superpowers’ can enable navigation through commercialization challenges, fostering a successful business.




Jarrod Borkat
CareDx SVP, Head of Marketing & Portfolio Operations
Seasoned and accomplished pharmaceutical and biotech leader, with strong partnering, corporate strategy, portfolio management, sales and marketing background. Experience in managing U.S. and global marketing franchises and marketing teams in multiple disease categories. Wide breath of pipeline and in-line expertise, including strategic planning, portfolio management, corporate goal setting, direct-to-consumer advertising, PR, marketing research, healthcare professional promotion, product launches, lifecycle management and managed markets. Read full profile…

Guc Ozenci
Founder Institute
Guc is an exited entrepreneur, seasoned technology professional and a thriving leader with strong, harmonizing people skills and proven track record in connecting business
needs with technology and innovation. Read full profile…

Daniel Ryan
Alikos Wealth Management Principal
Daniel Ryan co-founded Alikos Wealth Management, LLC in 2016 with Peter Ryan. He attended high school in Washington, D.C., graduating from Maret School in 2011. He then attended Villanova University and graduated in 2015 with honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science. Daniel has a diverse background having interned at a political organization, a financial firm, and a legal firm. Read full profile…

Joe Daniels
Nelson Mullins Partner & Co-Chair of Emerging Companies
As a business lawyer, I represent startup to publicly-held technology, life science and consumer companies, venture capital and private equity funds and investment banks in a wide range of seed and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other public offerings. I regularly advise a broad range of startups, venture-backed companies and VC funds, and have led hundreds of venture and strategic financing transactions. Read full profile…