The future of biotech is Founder-led

An ecosystem of biotech founders, PhDs, scientists, investors and leaders all aligned on the idea that the best biotech companies of the future will be led by founders.

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A new breed of biotech company is rapidly emerging:
the founder-led biotech.

We believe the best biotech companies of the future will be led by founders. Companies like Ginkgo Bioworks, Asimov, PathAI, and many more are blazing the trail for the next generation.

The Founder-Led Biotech Summit is a free virtual event that brings together leaders from around the globe to drive this movement.

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2022 keynote speaker


Emily Leproust, founder of Twist Bioscience, will present a keynote speech, sharing her story from co-founding the company to their present day success.

Upcoming summit Events


12:45 PM - 1:00 PM ET


15 minute summit kickoff with Founder-led Biotech Summit hosts Pillar VC & Petri.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET — Keynote

Keynote with Emily Leproust

Emily Leproust is an American scientist and entrepreneur. She is the CEO and co-founder of Twist Bioscience, a public company working on DNA synthesis. 

Emily Leproust
Co-founder & CEO,
Twist Bioscience


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET — Panel

Pathways to Entrepreneurship Panel

Three entrepreneurs of different backgrounds tell us how they got where they are, and advice for starting companies.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET — IN-Person

Boston Founder-led Biotech Launch Party

Join is from 6-8PM ET at Waypoint, 1030 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, for our launch party. Registration required


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET — Panel

Reproductive Health

The future of reproduction will look very different than today. Join us with four founders working on different problems in this exciting space.

Ivana Vasic
PhD Student,
UCSF/UC Berkeley
Elizabeth Ruzzo
Piraye Beim
Founder and CEO,
Kevin Eisenfrats
Co-founder & CEO,


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET — Panel

Bioengineering for Therapeutics

Gene and cell therapies are reshaping how we address previously untreatable illnesses. Join us for a panel with four founders leading the industry.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PT — IN-Person

SF Founder-led Biotech Launch Party

Join is from 6-8PM PT at Alchemist Bar & Lounge, 679 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107, for our launch party. Registration required


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET — Networking

Women & Non-Binary Leadership Breakfast

Join us for a virtual leadership breakfast. Will be hosted on Zoom. Sign up here.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET — Founder Talk

Jasmin Hume

Jasmin founded the biotechnology startup Shiru to make delicious, nutritious, sustainable, and scalable ingredients so that all food companies on Earth.

Jasmin Hume
Founder & CEO,
Summit is over. See you next year!

Oct 31st - Nov 4th, 2022

Founder-led Biotech Summit is a free and
entirely virtual event.