- About Us
Please join us for our next networking event and fire side chat featuring David Light, founder and CEO at Valisure.
About the Speaker
David is a biotech entrepreneur and scientist with over 10 years of broad experience in the field. A graduate of Yale University, David studied molecular biology and has worked in a variety of scientific and business roles at start-ups like Synthetic Genomics, Ion Torrent and Valisure. At Ion Torrent, David developed key technologies that directly led to the semiconductor DNA sequencing company's $725M acquisition and ran it's flagship technology programs through development and global commercialization. At Valisure David helped found, fund, invent the core technology and is the CEO of the first Analytical Pharmacy - an online pharmacy that is attached to an analytical laboratory where all medications are chemically validated before being dispensed to consumers. David is named inventor on numerous patents, published in journals including Nature and cover of Electrophoresis, is a member of Forbes Technology Council, sits on the boards of non-profits supporting criminal justice reform and bolstering the local community and is very passionate about entrepreneurship and improving public health.
About SG / Chapter / Event
Welcome our first fireside chat event for the New Orleans chapter of Startup Grind!!
We hope that tonight you are inspired with new ideas. With your help, talent, and drive, our community is poised to become one of the global leaders in innovation for the 21st century. Startup Grind and its partnership with Google for Startups is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 1,500,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters and over 131 countries. Startup Grind partners with Google for Startups and local organizations like NOLABA to nurture economic development ecosystems across the planet.
Our values are:
• We believe in making friends, not contacts.
• We believe in giving, not taking.
• We believe in helping others before helping yourself.