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The CENE Podcast
52 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
Climatetech 2022: Canada's Climatetech Ecosystem and How it is Combatting Climate Change
At this August CENE event, a panel of experts discussed What Canada and its Robust Climatetech Ecosystem are Doing to Combat Climate Change. This virtual event featured Dr. David Layzell of The Transition Accelerator; Sam Poirier, CEO of Potential Motors; Jason Hawkins, CEO and Co-founder of Reusables; Fabian de la Fuente, CEO of Solaires; and discussion moderator Andrew Maker, Senior Trade Officer at the Consulate General of Canada in Boston. If you're interested in attending more events like this one, learn more about becoming a member here! If you have any questions about events or memberships you can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening!
55 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
Establishing a U.S. Office
On February 17th, 2022, the Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England hosted a Virtual CENE on Establishing a U.S. Office. Steve Forte, EVP and CFO of Repare Therapeutics, and Stephen Graham, CEO of Breathe BioMedical shared the experiences of their companies who have expanded from Canada into the United States. In addition, Torys Partner Cheryl Reicin shared expert insight regarding legal issues to consider when setting up a US presence. The program was moderated by Scott Lewis, CEO of CEO Roundtable Boston, and CENE President.
58 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Podcast Building Diversity in the Workplace Pipeline
On January 14th, 2022, the Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England hosted a Virtual CENE on Building Diversity in the Workplace Pipeline. The program was moderated by Anne Woods, Managing Director, Life Science & Healthcare at Silicon Valley Bank. Lana Janes, Interim Chief Executive Officer at Abdera Therapeutics, Karla MacDonald, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at Entrada Therapeutics and Erin Stashin, Director, Academy at adMare [adMare is pronounced Ad Mar Ay] Bioinnovations shared their insights during the discussion. Thanks to Silicon Valley Bank for sponsoring the program.
52 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
Catalyst Forum 2021: The Financial Landscape Fueling the Growth
On November 9th, 2021, the Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England hosted the third annual Catalyst Forum with a focus on the Canadian Biotech Renaissance. The second mainstage discussion, The Financial Landscape Fueling the Growth, featured: Gerry Brunk, Managing Director, Lumira Ventures, Philippe Lopes-Fernandes, Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Ipsen, Maude Tessier, Chief Business Officer at Ikena Oncology and was moderated by Rick Pierce, CENE Board Member, Co-founder, CEO & Board Member, Decoy Therapeutics
47 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
Catalyst Forum 2021: A Closer Look at How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Driven R&D and the Role of Canadian Innovators
On November 9th, 2021, the Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England hosted the third annual Catalyst Forum with a focus on the Canadian Biotech Renaissance. The first mainstage discussion, A Closer Look at How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Driven R&D and the Role of Canadian Innovators, featured Karen Mossman, Vice President Research at McMaster University; Principal Investigator, Mossman Lab at McMaster University and was moderated by Elah Feder, Senior Producer for Podcasts, Science Friday
54 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Workplace Trends and the On-Going Remote/Hybrid Workforce
On October 14th, 2021, the Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England hosted a discussion on the workforce and workplace trends that are defining the future including the cross border implications of an on-going remote/hybrid workforce; if the border disappeared for remote employees between the US and Canada and how employers and leaders will engage their employees in this new cultural landscape. This program was moderated by Darren Raycroft, Partner & Managing Director- North American Life Sciences at Bedford Group Transearch with our distinguished speakers: Raj Aggerwal, Serial Tech Founder and Former CEO, Localytics Meenu Chhabra Karson, Healthcare and Biotech Executive, Board Director Vince Lau, Partner, Clark Lau, Cross-Border Employment Law Expert Georgette Verdin, Chief Human Resources Officer, AVROBIO
89 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Clean Tech or Dream Tech? Cutting Edge Canadian Clean Tech to Win Tomorrow
On September 22nd, CENE hosted a discussion on the latest from cutting-edge Canadian clean tech companies and the challenges we will be facing over the next 1-3 years and beyond. Companies across various sectors will explain how they are helping all of North America rise to the challenges. Featured speakers included: -James De Vellis, Partner at Foley and Lardner, Co-Chair of The CENE Clean Tech Leadership Council -Bruce Hecht, MIT Systems Design & Management Fellow, Co-Chair of the CENE Clean Tech Leadership Council -Jeanette Jackson, CEO Foresight -Andrew Maker, Trade Commissioner at Consulate General of Canada in Boston
55 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Supporting a Diverse Entrepreneurial Future
On June 8th, CENE led a discussion about diversity in entrepreneurship and the factors that support an increasingly diverse founder group. Our speakers included the co-authors of The New Builders, Seth Levine, Managing Director of the U.S.-based venture capital firm, Foundry Group and Elizabeth MacBride, founder of Times of Entrepreneurship and fellow at MIT Legatum Center along with Taylor Wilson, Associate at Toronto-based venture capital firm, Golden Ventures. Arati Sharma, founder of Canadian-based Backbone Angels, a collective of active angel investors coming together to invest in women and non-binary founders with a focus on investments in Black, Indigenous, and Women of Colour-led companies also joined the conversation.
49 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
The Cross-Border Story of Biotech Manufacturer iVexsol with Co-Founder and CEO Rodney Rietze, PhD
On May 20, 2021 CENE welcomed Rodney Rietze, PhD, Co-founder and CEO of iVexSol. The company has developed an advanced manufacturing process for lentiviral vectors, gene-editing reagents that are critical components in the manufacturing processes of cell and gene therapies (CGTs). Rod began his studies at the University of Calgary. Find out more about Rod's journey from the University of Calgary to iVexSol and manufacturing in Canada in this CENE program moderated by CENE Board Member Vinit Nijhawan, Managing Director, MassVentures. For more information about upcoming CENE events, please visit thecene.org.
61 minutes | May 3, 2021
A Fireside Chat With André Picard, Award Winning Health Reporter, Columnist and Bestselling Author.
André Picard's new book is "Neglected No More," which you can find wherever books are sold. André Picard is a health reporter and columnist for the Globe and Mail where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also the author of five bestselling books. André is an eight-time nominee for the National Newspaper Awards, Canada’s top journalism prize, and past winner of a prestigious Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism. He was named Canada’s first "Public Health Hero" by the Canadian Public Health Association, and a "Champion of Mental Health" by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his dedication to improving healthcare. André is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, and has received honorary doctorates from six universities, including UBC and the University of Toronto. Heidi Legg is an American/Canadian writer and journalist. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of Quantitative Social Science at Harvard working on the Future of Media Project. For six years, she interviewed visionaries around her in Boston and Cambridge where she wove together big thinkers in their fields, using a singular long-format interview, much like The Paris Review and keeping these voices “on the record”, verbatim. Her interest is in finding individuals who are disrupting and improving the way we think and live. For more information about upcoming CENE events, please visit thecene.org.
46 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
A Fireside Chat with Nobel Laureate Michael Houghton & Elah Feder
Science Friday’s Elah Feder joins 2020 Nobel Laureate Michael Houghton, PhD, DSc Hon, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Virology and Li Ka Shing Professor of Virology at the University of Alberta; Director of the Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute, for a fireside chat.
40 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Harvesting the North: Value Creation Among Canadian Biotech Companies
Over the past few years, Canadian biotech innovation has come out of its “quiet period” and is ripe for investment and return. In 2019, we saw Canada’s largest acquisition ($1 Billion acquisition of Clementia) and this year, we had a top NASDAQ IPO (Repare Therapeutics). As more venture capital and large companies look North for innovation, the reputation and valuation of Canadian biotech is on the rise. Speakers: Christopher Viehbacher, Managing Partner, Gurnet Point Capital, former CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Sanofi Lloyd Segal, President & Chief Executive Officer, Repare Therapeutics Moderator: Cheryl Reicin, Partner, Torys LLP | Chair of Life Sciences Practice
51 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Crossing Closed Borders: Biotech Collaboration between the US and Canada
In these evolving times, cross border partnerships for the research, development and distribution of drug therapies and other areas of biotech become even more important. Learn from leaders in Canada and the United States as they discuss current market conditions and opportunities for collaboration and development. We’ll discuss the impact on due diligence, collaboration, partner goals and what the opportunities look like moving forward. We were joined by Shayne Gilbert, the executive director of the CENE, Kuldeep Neote, Vice President External Innovation at Eli Lilly, and Stuart Kozlick, Strategic Advisor, Executive-In-Residence at Fasken, and CEO of Puzzle Medical Devices. Thanks to our partner Fasken for sponsoring this wonderful event.
50 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
The Role of Canada and the United States in a Post Pandemic World
The Covid-19 Pandemic has cracked the foundation of economic activity. What will the future bring for Canada and the United States? Thought leaders in strategy, investment and the world economy joined our community to share their insights on where we go from here. We were joined by Dave Donabedian, Chief Investment Officer of CIBC Private Wealth Management, Avery Shenfeld, Managing Director and Chief Economist of CIBC Capital Markets, and Karl Moore, Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization at McGill University. The Virtual CENE is a series of events to connect CENE members and our community in dynamic conversations online. Please consider becoming a member to support our programming.
57 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Insight from the Cutting Edge of Covid-19 Research in Canada
Thanks to everyone who attended the first edition of the Virtual CENE, an online gathering for CENE members and the broader community. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website: https://www.thecene.org/. Dr. Mossman is a Professor of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University. Dr. Mossman leads a team of researchers at McMaster University who have isolated the virus in an effort to gain a better understanding of its biology and evolution and will share her insight from the cutting edge of research on COVID-19. Dr. Mossman is also the Chair of McMaster Innovation Park's Board of Directors and has played an active role in developing Hamilton’s innovation ecosystem. As Vice President, Research at McMaster University, Dr. Mossman has provided invaluable insight about the commercialization process and how to make this process more realistic and attainable for the research community. Heidi Legg is a Canadian American writer and journalist and founder of TheEditorial.com, where she brings readers and listeners in-depth and independent interviews about emerging ideas with some of the most significant minds along the Cambridge corridor in both digital print. Their most recent interviews are also available on TheEditorial podcast form on iTunes. Her latest Harvard Kennedy School Paper is on Preserving America’s Thought Leader Magazines and available here. Thanks to our True North Partner, McMaster Innovation Park. MIP is Canada's premier research park offering a collaborative space for start-ups, entrepreneurs, researchers, and industry partners to connect and bring ideas to life.
57 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
The 2020 Gala of the Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England (CENE), featuring Deb Roy and Heidi Legg
On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, CENE Members were joined at our annual gala by Professor Deb Roy, native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Executive Director of MIT’s Media Lab, along with Heidi Legg, journalist and founder of theeditorial.com. They discussed the evolution and opportunities presented by social media. Special thanks to our True North Partners: McMaster Innovation Park, Business Development Bank of Canada, Nova Scotia Business Inc, and the Consulate General of Canada in Boston. Thanks also to Clark Lau LLC and Latham & Watkins LLP for sponsoring the Gala.
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