2023 PCI Ventures at Pennovation Works Showcase [event recap]
The PCI Ventures at Pennovation Works Showcase took place on November 2nd at the Pennovation Center, where attendees enjoyed an evening of education and networking. In celebration of its 13 years of service to the Penn community, PCI Ventures hosted a diverse group of entrepreneurs, faculty members, investors, and industry leaders. Startup companies from the PCI Ventures portfolio as well as Pennovation Works member companies participated in a poster and demo session. The full list of featured companies can be found below.
During the program portion of the evening, guests heard from Kamna Giare-Patel, CEO of Cerespectus and Thomas Han, CEO of Peroxitech as they shared their startup journeys. Kamna highlighted her experience throughout her spinout journey, and explained how Cerespectus can create a safer and more reliable delivery method for gene therapy to the central nervous system. Thomas discussed the breakthrough science underway at Peroxitech, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of a novel peptide for treating acute lung injury.
Following the presentations, The PCI Ventures 2023 CEO of the Year Award was presented to Eric Corkhill from Neuralert Technologies, for the significant progress he has made with his company and for exemplifying the PCI Ventures mission. Neuralert works to automates stroke detection using non-invasive wristbands that continuously monitor patient arm asymmetry, which is a classic indication of stroke.
A recording the program portion of the evening can be viewed here.
Companies featured at the 2023 PCI Ventures at Pennovation Works Showcase included:
- Cocoa Press*
- Mechano Therapeutics*
- Neuralert Technologies*
- Pocket Scribe*
- U Study*
* Penn Affiliated