The event features an experienced entrepreneur from your region:
Egle Katkeviciute, CSO and Co-Founder at Recolony. Egle joined the Recolony project in September 2021 and has been responsible since then for the setup and execution of in vivo experiments. As a co-founder and CSO of Recolony, Egle is coordinating all research activities to complete the preclinical phase towards the First-in-Human clinical trial. Egle obtained her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Zurich. In addition, Egle has an integrated Master's degree in Biochemistry from University of Glasgow with the industrial placement performed at MedImmune, Cambridge.
Egle's company Recolony is focusing on the development of a bacteria-based therapy for colorectal cancer that consists primarily of selected bacteria of the gut microbiota. These bacteria have an enormous impact on the immune system and are able to provoke and enhance an immune reaction to fight cancer. The bacteria will be orally administered in gastro-resistant capsules with colonic release. With this approach, Recolony aims to develop a new class of drugs for the treatment and prevention of cancer. Recolony is a winner of all stages of Venture Kick, supported by Wyss Zurich and Gebert-Rüf-Stiftung, and represented the Swiss National Startup Team 2022 in Boston, USA.
Egle will talk about her startup and share details about her journey building a successful company. Egle will also help answer some of your questions during the Q&A session:
- How to become an entrepreneur?
- How to validate my idea?
- How to fund my idea?
- How to find help to bring my idea to life?
You will also be introduced to different support programs available to new entrepreneurs:
- Venture Kick: up to CHF 150,000 pre-seed capital for business development
- InnoBooster: up to CHF 150,000 grant to accelerate market entry
- First Ventures: up to CHF 150,000 financial support and tailored coaching program for University of Applied Science students
Thank you to the Gebert Rüf Stiftung for supporting this event.
And our local partners
Get ready! Watch and get inspired:
About the startup Recolony
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About BioMed Entrepreneurship at UZH:
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Meet other founders supported by Gebert-Rüf-Stiftung / Venture Kick
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