Arizona BioPreneur Conference: Spring Into Commercialization

February 4, 2022

By brianpowell

Lobby of 850 PBC, a life-science facility on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus

Registration is now open for the Arizona BioPreneur Conference: Spring Into Commercialization

March 25, 2022
11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
850 PBC, Phoenix

Join Arizona’s BioPreneurs—the state’s community of life-science entrepreneurs—for a day of learning and networking focused on commercialization.


Keynote Speaker

Moira Gunn, Ph.D., is host of NPR’s Tech Nation and BioTech Nation. She is also a former NASA scientist, engineer, and software programmer, and is an associate professor of global information systems and biotechnology at the University of San Francisco, where she is one of the leading drivers of the Business of Biotechnology Program.

Dr. Gunn will deliver the opening keynote, sharing insights about how entrepreneurs engaged in commercializing discoveries can work effectively with the global science and business media.

Breakout Sessions and Closing Keynote

Breakout 1

  • “Regulatory Strategies for BioPreneurs” with Melissa Ray(Verigility) and Meghan McGovern (AZ Technica)
  • “IP Strategies to Protect Your Business” with Rodney Fuller (Booth Udall Fuller) and Susan Rosenfield (Fennemore)

Breakout 2

  • “Building a Successful Board and Leadership Team” with Helen Goldstein (Perkins Coie) and Rachel Lutowsky (Fahrenheit Advisors)
  • “Getting Your Foot in the Door: Hospital/Medical Center Relationships” with Roderick Tung, M.D. (University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix) and Kiran Avancha, Ph.D.(HonorHealth/PriZm Therapeutics)

Closing Keynote

  • “Tales from the C-Suite” with Brenda Schmidt (Solera Health), Matt Likens (GT Medical Technologies/Ulthera), and John Shufeldt, M.D. (MeMD/NextCare)


  • 11:00 a.m. Registration/Lunch
  • 12:00 p.m. Welcome and opening keynote
  • 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Breakout sessions
  • 3:45 p.m. Closing keynote panel: “Tales from the C-Suite”
  • 5:00 p.m. Networking reception

Registration fee

Registration fee of $25 includes conference, lunch, parking, and two beverage tickets for networking reception at the 850 PBC building, 850 N. 5th Street, Phoenix. Registration is limited.


Not a life-science entrepreneur yourself? If you’re interested in the sector, please attend—or spread the word to your networks.


Contact Juliet Gomez, Flinn Foundation, at

Hosted by

Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee and the Flinn Foundation