NYHF Special Webinar II:
Working with U.S. Accelerators in Healthcare
November 17, 2022 (Thursday)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
4:00-5:00 PM Session
"Working with U.S. Accelerators in Healthcare"
Accelerators play a vital role in life sciences investment to create, produce and deliver dozens of new cures and treatments. New therapeutic and medical device companies and startups aim to advance into the U.S. market and leverage its growing, robust R&D landscape.
In this webinar, renown experts Kathi G. Durdon and Mary Howard explain healthcare accelerators of New York and discuss what opportunities and challenges await global companies to successfully compete and gain access to their network, connections, knowledge and funding.
Kathi G. Durdon, MA, CCRP | Executive Director, CNYBAC | Adjunct Assistant Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical College | Board Member, BIANYS
Mary Howard | A visionary coach and advisor to entrepreneurs | Program Director, ELabNYC
James Bae (Moderator) | Senior Consultant, W Medical Strategy Group | Director of Business Development, International Programs, UChicago Medicine
Kathi G. Durdon, MA, CCRP
Executive Director. CNYBAC | Adjunct Assistant Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical College | Board Member, BIANYS
Ms. Durdon manages the Central New York Biotech Accelerator facility operations, SUNY Medical College’s 52,000+ square foot state-of-the-art New York State Certified Business Incubator, inclusive of laboratory licensing to accepted small businesses working to commercialize a biotech-related product or service. She coordinates a monthly Concept to Commercialization Virtual Series as well as an Empire State Development grant supported Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC), offering intensive mentorship for early stage innovators. Ms. Durdon has over 20 years of clinical research management and medical device regulatory experience and continually works to expand networks for clients and MDIC participants within a collaborative innovation ecosystem.
A visionary coach and advisor to entrepreneurs | Program Director, ELabNYC
Ms. Howard is a serial entrepreneur who founded NY Metro Area ELabNYC, Next Milestone, ABCT and WCBA programs. These life sciences competitive entry annual programs serve first time entrepreneurs of all stages to help them unlock the unknown, are led by founder entrepreneurs and provide a structured curriculum with no fee or equity required from invited participants. 255 ventures are alums who have collectively raised over $2.3B and hired 1,000 employees since entering the programs.
James Bae (Moderator)
Sr. Consultant, WMSG | Director of Business Development, International Programs, UChicago Medicine
James is currently the Director for Business Development of the University of Chicago Medicine International Programs and the former Director of Strategy Business Development of KHIDI USA. James earned his BA in business administration in Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, and Master of Health Administration in University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. James is an expert in international marketing, business development and project management with working experience at both a leading US healthcare institution and a Korean government agency.