Coffee hour with a local entrepreneur

From grad student to COO

Katie Thompson, PhD
COO, Elemental Enzymes

When: Thursday, March 21st at 8:30am
Where: Hearth Room, FLTC, Medical Campus
RSVP as coffee and pastries will be provided.


I am an entrepreneur, scientist, and Co-founder of Elemental Enzymes, a company that specializes in the development of biotech solutions for the agricultural, animal health, and environmental industries. I received my Ph.D. in Developmental, Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Missouri and have gone “all-in” on the start-up dream. I have helped lead EE through business planning and fundraising stages. I have a passion for building our company environment with the start-up mentality of “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” an idea that has also allowed EE to forgo Venture Capital funding. I currently oversee many R&D projects, pre-commercial products, and help keep the vision of growth and financial success alive at Elemental Enzymes.



Kick-Off Event: From Science to Business

Join BEC as we kick off the year with a seminar and conversation on the transition from science to business.

Elaine E. Haynes, EMBS
Chief Executive Officer, KaloCyte, Inc.

When: Monday, September 24, 6:00-7:00 PM
Where: Erlanger Auditorium, McDonnell Medical Sciences Building, Medical Campus
RSVP as dinner and drinks will be provided.


Women in Science Networking

Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, in partnership with BEC, presents a night of networking with leaders in science industry. 

Thursday, October 11, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST

King Center, Becker Medical Library 7th Floor
Washington University in St. Louis Medical Campus

Event Contact:
Diana Stoyanova

Member $30
Guest $45


Coffee Hour with Y. David Ma

Chat with an international entrepreneur over coffee.

Dr. Ma is a bio-entrepreneur and a facilitator of building a better entrepreneurial eco-system. He has experience managing startups and clinical studies in medtech and biotech and executing angel investment cases in the USA, China, and Taiwan. He is the founder of multiple entrepreneurship programs worldwide.

From grad student to COO

Y. David Ma, PhD

COO and co-founder,
     Apollo Medical Optics
2009 DBBS alum.

When: Friday, August 3rd at 9:00am
Where: Hearth Room, 2nd floor FLTC, Medical Campus

RSVP as coffee and bagels will be provided

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