Mostafa Ronaghi, PhD, SVP Entrepreneurial Development at Illumina, Cofounder of GRAIL.
Dr. Ronaghi is a serial entrepreneur and has built several world changing life sciences companies. Mostafa is currently the SVP of Entrepreneurial Development at Illumina and previously served as SVP and CTO at Illumina. He is a cofounder of GRAIL, recently acquired by Illumina at a $8B valuation. He has also cofounded a sequencing company Avantome, a search engine for life science data NextBio, and ParAllele Bioscience. Dr. Ronaghi was also one of the cofounders of Pyrosequencing AB, one of the first sequencing technologies that is now one of the underlying foundations for scalable and cost effective genome sequencing.
We will cover his journey from starting as a molecular biologist to serial entrepreneur and now leading Illumina accelerator, the world’s first accelerator focused on creating an innovation system for genomics. We’re also excited to cover GRAIL’s recent acquisition by Illumina and the future of applications of sequencing. Join us for an inspiring story and advice he has for aspiring and current entrepreneurs!
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