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Wednesday, May 3 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Spring 2017 Graduate Student & Postdoc Innovation Mixer

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When: Wednesday, May 3 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: Polsky Exchange, Promontory Point Room
Who should attend: Graduate students and postdocs from UChicago
Hosted by: Polsky Center

About: The UChicago Graduate Student and Postdoc Innovation Mixer is an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs cross the University of Chicago to experience the Polsky Exchange, meet one-another, and spark inter-disciplinary collaborations. This will be a great opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals and even find new teammates for any research project or business idea you're working on.

The Mixer will kick-off with registration and welcoming remarks from Laurens Mets, Master of the Biological Sciences Division and Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, and the Committee on Genetics. Professor Mets is also a cofounder of Electrochaea, a renewable energy startup spun out of the University. He will discuss his career path in research and entrepreneurship, collaboration as a critical element of innovation, and the story of Electrochaea. 

This will be followed by timed, structured networking around different industry areas. Delicious, hot crepes and drinks will be served.

This event is part of UChicago Innovation Fest, a month-long celebration of entrepreneurship and discovery around the University of Chicago. With more than 40 events scheduled across Chicago and in other key cities around the world, we welcome you to join us as we explore solutions to big problems, brainstorm ways to scale impact, and connect with leaders in business, science, healthcare, tech, and more.

This annual festival is led by UChicago’s top leaders in innovation, including the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Institute for Translational Medicine, the Social Enterprise Initiative at Chicago Booth, and the Office of Research, Innovation and National Laboratories. Innovation Fest is sponsored by the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-2017-graduate-student-postdoc-innovation-mixer-tickets-33344211434
Questions? Steph Avalos-Bock, stephab@uchicago.edu

Wednesday May 3, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Polsky Exchange North, Promontory Point 1452 E. 53rd St, Chicago IL