Founder and CEO, Lighter Capital
Director, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
Founder and CEO of Brooks Bell Inc.
In its fourth year, this program (previously known as The La Jolla Research & Innovation Summit) showcases the scientists, entrepreneurs, and investors who are ROCK STARS in their fields to an exclusive audience limited to venture capital partners, institutional investors, academic leaders, and technology and life sciences executives. This marquee event kicks off with a Rock ‘n’ Roll VC Jam Session and premier networking reception hosted by Bill Walton, San Diego’s renowned Deadhead and basketball great. The Chuck McDermott Band, led by RockPort Capital general partner Chuck McDermott, will be on stage, along with Foundry Group managing director Jason Mendelson, lead vocalist of the band Soul Patch. Already established as one of the leading conferences bridging the gap between scientific research and the best minds in venture capital, this event is also bridging the gap between venture capital and Rock ‘n’ Roll. More information and online registration is here.