Natalie Dakers (Accel-Rx)

Simon Fraser University - Segal Building, Room 2800 - 500 Granville Street Vancouver, V6C 1W6 Vancouver
Thu, Jun 1, 2017, 6:00 PM (PDT)

About this event

Want to learn from one of BC's most influential women? Join us for a chat with the wonderful Natalie Dakers, President and CEO of Accel-Rx, Canada's first life sciences accelerator! Natalie is a highly acknowledged leader of the biopharmaceutical industry with a wealth of experience. She is known for getting things done and has a talent to bring the business side to science.

Natalie started four ventures, raised multi million dollars of venture capital, and served on many local, national, and private company boards and advisory panels.

Come and learn from Natalie's story! In this interview, we will dissect Natalie's success and mistakes. Hear about why she started Accel-Rx, her experience with the life science industry in BC and Canada, and how she managed to be highly productive. Don't miss out on what Natalie has to share with aspiring entrepreneurs for their path to success! This is will not only be a valuable lesson for the biotech entrepreneurs but everyone of the community!

Ever tried crickets before? This can be your chance! We're also featuring Coast Protein, the new protein bar company using cricket flour. The three founders Dylan Jones, Chris Baird, and John Larigakis are committed to sustainability and healthy living. That's why they chose to process insects, an ideal protein source and a highly sustainable alternative to conventional animal products. Enjoy some of their healthy power bars! But don't sue them if you find an insect leg in there... ;)

Want to build your team? Need an advise from someone with expertise? Want to make new friends? Surround yourself with smart people! Startup Grind offers a great opportunity to network in a friendly environment with folks of the entrepreneurial community. Our goal is not only to make connections but to make friends. We want to create opportunities for you to learn and grow your circle of friends. So come out to meet someone new who might be able to help you!


  • Natalie Dakers

    Natalie Dakers


    Natalie Dakers is a leading figure in the Canadian biopharmaceutical industry and is one of BC’s most influential women. With four start-up companies to her credit, she’s known for getting things done.

    Natalie serves as the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator, Canada’s new national life sciences accelerator. Accel-Rx is a na...

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  • When

    Thursday, Jun 1
    6:00 PM - 8:45 PM (PDT)


    Simon Fraser University - Segal Building, Room 2800
    500 Granville Street VancouverV6C 1W6

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