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Join us for this joint webinar series produced by InBIA and the California Business Incubation Alliance. For this webinar in the series, we’ll discuss best practices in managing mentor networks.

Registered attendees will be provided with webinar details.

Speakers for this webinar include:

  • Krista Covey, President, First Flight Venture Center
  • Marc Martin-Casas, Illumina Accelerator
  • Thomas Hordam, We Love Mentors
  • Matt Gardner, CBIA

About Krista Covey, First Flight Venture Center

Krista’s passion is serving high-impact entrepreneurial ventures and helping them achieve success. She has been supporting the development and growth of early-stage companies through her work building and leading award-winning innovation hubs in Florida and Texas. She has an extensive background in banking and finance and has experience in business incubation and acceleration, strategic management, business development, marketing, economic development, economic gardening for high-growth science and tech companies, and public relations.

About Marc Martin-Casas

Marc joined Illumina Accelerator in 2019, where he supports the sourcing and development of startups in the precision and genomic medicine space. Previously, Marc led Biotech Connection – Bay Area, an incorporated nonprofit that accelerates innovation and development for biotech startups and big pharma by bringing together academic scientists, entrepreneurs, and investors. Prior to that, Marc was on the investment team at Lam Research Capital, where he sourced and performed diligence on life science investment opportunities. Marc earned his Ph.D. in Computational Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, where he focused on the development of novel tools to characterize, model, and predict heterogeneous behavior in cell populations and other complex biochemical systems.

About Thomas Hordam, We Love Mentors

Thomas Hørdam is the man behind WE LOVE MENTORS. A concept that is based on Danish and international experiences with implementing and executing mentoring programs. Thomas holds a Master’s Degree of Science and has during the last 11 years developed and managed mentor programs for various incubators in Denmark and abroad. At the moment Thomas is part of the team at a high tech incubator at the Danish Technical University, DTU Skylab.

About CBIA

CBIA is the statewide association for incubators and accelerators and their teams, operated by the California Technology Council. For more information and details on the CBIA, please visit http://www.californiatechnology.org/cbia.

About InBIA

InBIA is a global non-profit with over 1,200 members that lead entrepreneurship support organizations in 30 countries. InBIA provides industry best practices through education while enabling collaboration, mentorship, peer-based learning, and the sharing of innovative ideas for entrepreneurs across the globe.