Chairman, CEO, & Founder, Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Managing Partner at Pappas Ventures
Co-Founder and CEO, DNAnexus
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
MPowered, a student entrepreneur group at the University of Michigan, hosts this event where participants will compete to create a viable startup over the course of a weekend. Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then what follows is a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. For details and registration, click here.