Andrea AlbornozHead of Marketing and Sales at AspivixWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Andrea provides hands on support to early-stage entrepreneurs in their go to market strategy and plans related with Medical Device area. Global healthcare leader with 20+ years experience enabling the commercialisation of disruptive medical technologies in cardiovascular, neurology and most recently in women’s health. Andrea spent 15 years working for MedTech and Biotech in several commercial roles across EUA, Latin America and EMEA. Most recently, she worked for Medtronic EMEA where she led the Cardiac Diagnostics business.
Wolfgang SchuchWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Wolf is an Experienced Biotechnology Mentor . He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and graduated from Tübingen University in Germany with a degree in Genetics.
Wolf has taught and conducted basic research at several universities in the United Kingdom and Sweden as a visiting professor. He has published over 95 papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 50 articles in books and other forms of communications.
He has raised over $US75Mil in research funding from public and private organizations.
Prior to this, Wolf was the General Manager of the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation and Executive Director of Fraunhofer Chile Research, Center for Systems Biotechnology, the Biotechnology Center of Excellence.
Wolf joined GaneshaLab as an investor and participated in mentoring our portfolio companies in their technologies.
Stanley ChalvireCorporate Member , Morse Life Sciences Intellectual Property Law FirmWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Stanley works with our entrepreneurs as MORSE representing, with the main goal of finding the correct IP Strategy studying each case, to give them the best support and to provide guidelines to our companies through the challenges of their future growth. Stan advises clients in developing and implementing strategies to protect their intellectual property, with a particular focus on clients in the life sciences industry. Stan supports clients’ domestic and international licensing initiatives by conducting in-depth due diligence evaluations and by negotiating and drafting a variety of license, development and supply agreements.
Rodrigo RodriguesOpen Innovation Manager at Janssen, Johnson & JohnsonWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Rodrigo works with our promising entrepreneurs who are developing pharma related projects, seeking to help the companies to reach the next level and successfully apply for incubation hubs, investment funds or partnership proposals. He has extensive experience working for multinational pharmaceutical industries, where he has worked as a researcher and in the strategic assessment of new projects for the global portfolio. Rodrigo is responsible for identifying highly innovative projects and companies across Latin America, seeking to establish different types of collaboration.
Rodrigo MartínezCEO & Cofounder Committed - Leadership and Development of High-Performance TeamsWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Rodrigo is part of the Team due diligence committee, in which the Team screening of each startup is carried out in order to define their gaps and establish the next steps to move forward together, with the main goal of enhance the development of the Team and reinforce their commitment.
Rafael KatayamaDirector - Corporate Development, Strategy, and Innovation LATAM Thermo Fisher ScientificWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Rafael works deep with The Ganesha Lab Team with the main goal of finding the correct Mentor to each of our promising entrepreneurs in the diagnostic area, to give them the best support in the technology and to provide guidelines to our companies through the challenges of their future growth. He has 16+ years of diverse professional experience, working in multinational companies, management consulting, and early-stage enterprises. With solid background in strategy and consulting, Rafael has supported businesses to develop plans and execute several projects in different economic segments in Latin America.
Pablo ZamoraEntrepreneur & Senior Scientific Advisor at NotCoWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Entrepreneur, scientific , investor,mentor, innovation advisor, with focus in biotechnology has joined The Ganesha Lab as an investors and mentor. Pablo is driven to accelerate biotech startups with his knowledge, and experience ,consolidating the business model established by TGL, scaling us and bringing success to the startups.
Mike LemckeAssociate Director at UC Davis Venture CatalystWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Through The Ganesha Lab’s collaboration with UC Davis Venture Catalyst, Mike plays a role in supporting international startups looking to accelerate their companies and explore a location in the Davis-Sacramento region for efficient access to US markets and capital. Coordinating with campus and community partners, the Venture Catalyst team helps facilitate connections to knowledge networks, early-stage business support services, R&D resources and go-to-market connections. Since joining in 2017, he has supported the team in developing and implementing a robust suite of programs that have contributed to a vibrant entrepreneurial community at UC Davis.
His valuable support has provided the bases for many latin American startups settling in USA.
Martín SchäferRegional Director Flanders ElectricWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Martin Schäfer is in charge of the operations (production) scale-up module with focus on the specific strategy design and execution. Scaling-up in biotechnology requires knowing perfectly what the specific requirements are, turning the knobs in the right direction will enable creating the global impact. His passion is the leadership of customer-oriented teams generating value through the formulation of profitable and innovative business models, supported by modern change and talent management practices.
Luis CuezzoCorporate General Manager at DBNeTWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Luis is leading our Business Modeling workshops which are part of the TGL Academy. He is applying the Board of Innovation structured tools and methodologies, in which he is a trained expert. In individual sessions with the participating startups, he challenges the status quo, maps the client environment and helps to define the revenue streams. A differentiated business model is critical to market success!
Luis FonsecaVice President LatinAmerica CryoLife IncWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Luis Fonseca works with our promising entrepreneurs at all stages of their companies and product development, on advisory and strategy support roles, to guide them on commercial and product launch / access strategies that can provide them sustainable growth and successful product/therapy adoption. Luis is an accomplished global executive with a proven track record on taking MedTech, Digital Health and Health IT businesses to double-digit growth. Either building from early stages or turning low performances around but consistently building solid Strategic Plans and High-Performance Cultures in which the Team can thrive and grow.
Livea BarbosaAssociate Director External & Translational Innovation at Johnson & JohnsonWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Lívea has deep understanding of consumer needs and main players in emerging and developed markets, helping our entrepreneurs in the process of transforming their science into good business. She has more than 13 years of experience at Johnson&Johnson Consumer Health, working with product development, technology platforms, project management, and external partnerships with universities, suppliers and startups in the area of consumer personal care.
Juan Pablo ToledoHead Of B2C at Maqui New Life S.A.What is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Juan Pablo is part of the IP due diligence committee, in which the screening of current IP or the outlined IP strategy of each startup is carried out in order to define their gaps and establish the next steps to move forward. Juan Pablo has a vast international work experience with clinical / scientific professional training converting into business roles; An upstream career in the field of Technology Transfer and Innovation for the public and private sector). In addition to his extensive vision, criteria and great demonstrable experience in registration and commercialization of new technologies in the areas of health, biotechnology, Life Sciences, Medical Devices, Software and diagnostic technologies. He also has extensive regulatory experience and interaction with risk capital and training in the area of Technology Transfer (Intellectual Property, creation of Spin-offs, Advance Licensing and Patenting) at the Cambridge-MIT Institute (Praxis), Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and the Stanford Research Institute (SRI),
Juan Carlos MuñozPresident at The Ganesha LabWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Juan Carlos supports the selection process with his deep experience as Angel and Venture capital investor. In round table meetings with our entrepreneurs he provides guidance on investor language, understanding about investment terms and deals and identifies red flags in the startup structure or deal structure critical to investor readiness.
Jane ChambersBBC Journalist – expert in communicationsWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Jane works with our promising entrepreneurs from the earliest stages of the program, to make sure they feel confident about speaking in English to international investors and other stakeholders. She is responsible for coaching them to produce a winning pitch and storytelling in the final competition. Her frequent work with the BBC Science Unit means that she is able to help them make their proposals clear and appealing to a wider audience of possible investors and future clients.
Gunther ReibeBusiness Engineering Consultant
CO-Improve GmbH & Co. KG
Hessen - GermanyWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Gunther has the ability to generate and implement corporate changes focused on market growth and increasing innovative efficiencies. He has the skills to generate alliances within the organization with pragmatism and closeness
Gunther has created a new methodology to measure “Readiness for Change”.
Gunther is an expert in Business tools and methodologies, which he adapts and shares to help the The Ganesha Lab startups identifying opportunities to improve their businesses.
Gregory Mannix, International Business Development and Finance , Life Science NationWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Greg Mannix works with The Ganesha Lab’s entrepreneurs in the life sciences biotech and medtech fields, advising and mentoring on strategy and international fundraising, and helping to make connections that can help move the technology forward. : Greg Mannix is a senior international business development, sales and marketing professional in the field of medical technology. He has been working for the past 6 years in the Boston/Cambridge life science hub, where he set up US operations for a Spanish medical device company before joining Life Science Nation, providing early-stage companies with the tools and strategies to succesfully fundraise and to facilitate cross-boarder investments, licensing and M&A transactions.
Erin BryanPatent Attorney at Morse Life Sciences Intellectual Property Law FirmWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Erin works with our entrepreneurs as MORSE representing, with the main goal of finding the correct IP Strategy studying each case, to give them the best support and to provide guidelines to our companies through the challenges of their future growth. handles a broad range of intellectual property issues in the life sciences. Erin currently works with a variety of clients including universities, research organizations, and start-ups in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology areas. She has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of both U.S. and foreign patent applications, as well as in researching and analyzing legal and technical issues, in drafting opinions, and in preparing reexamination requests. Erin is also proficient in assisting with various phases of IP litigation and counseling, including patent.
Claudio RobinoExecutive Director InmunocenterWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Claudio has been mentoring early stages companies that requires large expansive or transformational processes, where his expertise in commercial transformation plans, in marketing and sales, can be more impactful. He has developed a strong and successful career in commercial areas, mainly in multinational companies such as Unilever, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Grunenthal and Johnson & Johnson in local and regional Latam positions. He characterizes by generating and implementing commercial transformation plans, in marketing and sales, optimizing and growing the company’s sales in a disproportionate way, double digits figures in stagnant markets
Claudio CastroGeneral Manager at ITF-LabomedWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
With 20 years of experience leading international pharmaceutical companies, both in Chile and abroad, Claudio is part of the financial due diligence committee, in which the financial screening of each startup is carried out in order to define their gaps and establish the next steps to work on them together. Claudio supports entrepreneurs in finance area providing them tools to understand and manage their financial situation, cash flow planning and business plan preparation. Training and leadership of teams and companies which have been assuming new challenges as a result of growth or crisis due to restructuring is part of his experience .
Andrés JaraCEO Alster LegalWhat is your role as a mentor at The Ganesha Lab?
Andrés is part of the Legal due diligence committee, in which the Legal screening of each startup is carried out in order to identified gaps to work on with the main goal of decreasing all kind of legal risks. Andrés delivers the key alignments to keep legal structures, agreements and legal negotiations free of future issues. Andrés Jara is the founding partner of alster.law, one of the first alternative legal providers in Latin-America, founder in Kea Technology, a B2B SaaS Legaltech Company, mentor in Endeavor and many other networks that support entrepreneurship. Hi is founding member of Impacta VC, a impact investment venture capital firm, and provides support, mentorship and legal expert services in the fields of IP and Tech Law. He holds a Master in Business and Law at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany, and a Master in Business Administration of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.