Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum
Encouraging the GROWTH and SUCCESS of technology-based
entrepreneurial ventures in Southern California

Upcoming Events


From the Gut: Microbiome Ventures

The Microbiome and Hope for Cures from Autism to Cancer


It takes real guts to beat Cancer and “real guts” might be the answer.  The microbes in our gut affect all systems in the body – from brain to the nervous system to all of our cells.  Cutting edge research indicates that adjusting the microbial balance in the gut may relieve or diminish symptoms on the Autism spectrum. The microbial balance affects the immune system and affect how white blood cells attack cancer cells.  This event will explore many fascinating and potentially life-saving developments in the field.



Keynote Speaker: 


Sarkis Mazmanian

Luis B. and Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology

Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute

Caltech Division of Biology and Biological Engineering




Stephanie Culler, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and CEO

Persephone Biome, Inc.


Hallie Kuhn, Ph.D.


Alexandria Venture Investments


Steve Pandol, MD

Director, Basic and Translational Pancreas Research

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center




Russell M. Frandsen

Attorney at Law

The Business Legal Group 




Ron Perez

Patent Attorney

Steinfl+Bruno LLP Intellectual Property Law


Lynn Foster


BPT Pharmaceuticals LLC


Join us for the 2019-2020 series

Join us for upcoming events in the 2019-2020 season:


Oct 12th:  Microbiome

Nov 16th: Advanced Transportation & Mobility

Jan 25th:  Startup Lessons Learned

Feb 22nd: Software

March 28th:  Equity Funding

April 18th: Alternative Aircraft


Formed in 1984, the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum is an entrepreneurship resource of Caltech’s Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships.

The mission of the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum is to encourage the growth and success of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures in Southern California.

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