Partner, Third Rock Ventures
Director, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan
Head of global research and development at Life Technologies
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, with more than $1 million in cash for Michigan entrepreneurs, targets mid-to-late-stage business start-ups with potential to generate an immediate impact on Michigan’s economy, as well as student concepts with longer-term business viability. With more than $1 million in cash winnings, plus in-kind awards of services, staffing and software, organizers are calling the event the world’s largest business plan competition.