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WIN Entrepreneurship Series: Panel discussion on Business of Research ChemicalsExport this event to calendar

Monday, July 27, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Year after year, UWaterloo is ranked #1 in Canada (and #20 in the World according to 2017 PitchBook rankings) of universities that produce the most venture capitalist-backed entrepreneurs. Nanotechnology research and education programs at UWaterloo have measurably affected the local entrepreneurship scene. In this Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship series, we are complementing existing educational programming on the campus. We have partnered with Concept, the entrepreneurship programming hub for UWaterloo students, and the Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo), a group of business professionals helping protect your research inventions and translate them into economic opportunities.


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Series Information:
Events are open to all UWaterloo faculty, staff, students and post docs. 

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Panel discussion on Business of Research Equipment

  • Ryan Denomme, Founder and CEO, Nicoya Lifesciences Inc.
  • Thierry Lafrance, Founder and President, MËKANIC
  • Ducan CaseyeverywhereHPLC, and Industry Liaison Fellow in the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Bristol

Monday, July 27

1:30-3:00 pm

Panel discussion on Business of Research Chemicals

Developing new functional materials is the foundation of nanotechnology. You can learn about the whole spectrum of new amazing nanomaterials in the research publications, but you can only find a few of them to be commercially available. Ever wondered why? Join us and learn what one needs to consider when spinning a novel nanomaterial into a business opportunity.

Full details of the speakers below.

About the speakers:


Darren AndersonDarren Anderson, Founder and CEO, VIVE Crop Protection (Toronto)

Darren received Ph.D. in  Physical Chemistry from the University of Toronto. His graduate research has led to the development of Allosperse® nanoparticle technology and the foundation of Vive Nano Inc. Starting as a research chemicals business in 2006, the company pivoted to serve the agricultural crop protection markets and changed its name. Darren held progressive roles at Vive as a Chief Technology Officer, doubling down as a Chief Communications Officer and VP, Regulatory, and finally followed by his appointment as a company’s CEO in 2019.


Elena PolyakovaElena Polyakova, PhD, Founder and CEOGraphene Labs Inc.

Elena is the founder of Graphene Laboratories, Inc. where she served as CEO and President since 2009, pioneering the commercial graphene production market. Polyakova has grown the Company’s client base substantially in the past six years. Her expertise in 2D Materials has gained extensive publicity from news publishers such as BBC and Bloomberg. Polyakova has co-authored papers with Nobel and Kavli prize winners as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences. She received a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Cost 
Free
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