WIB-RTP: Demystifying Entrepreneurship
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WIB-RTP: Demystifying Entrepreneurship

When: Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST
Where: Dogwood Auditorium
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
15 TW Alexander Drive
Durham, NC  27709
United States
Contact: WIB-RTP

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Are you curious about entrepreneurship but don’t know what it takes? Join the WIB-RTP chapter for an exciting event on “Demystifying Entrepreneurship.” We have a panel of local female entrepreneurs and business owners who will share their business pitch and participate in a panel discussion with the audience. The panelists will share their experiences with starting and growing their own business, including ideation, funding, and developing a business plan.

The panel will involve audience interaction with the panelists and will end with a breakout networking session. Whether you have the next great idea or are simply interested in learning more about what it is like to start your own company, this event will have something everyone can enjoy!

Food and drink tickets will be provided.


5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. – Registration
6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. – Opening remarks and introduction
6:15 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. – Lightning talks
6:40 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. – Q & A with the panelists  
7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.– Breakout sessions and networking

Speaker Bios 

Heidi Giusto, Moderator-Career Path Writing Solutions

Provides individuals and businesses various levels of consulting, coaching, writing, and editorial assistance. 


Somer Hamrick Channel Clinical Solutions

Women-owned business strategy and development company. Assists in developing and managing strategies to ensure inspection readiness for all outsourced programs in development within businesses.


Ursula Mead - InHerSight.com

At InHerSight, we give women the data and insight they're looking for to make better career choices. Our platform is powered by anonymous company reviews tailored specifically to women and their diverse goals, needs, and definitions of success. 


Nimmi Ramanujam- Director of the center for global women's health, Duke. Founder Zenalux Biomedical 

Nimmi is the Director of the Center for Global Women's Health Technologies. In 2003, she was rated one of the 100 Top Young Innovators by MIT's technology magazine. She was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2017. She founded Zenalux, a company that uses spectroscopy for tissues diagnostics. 

Carolyn Stroud - Vigor Biopharma Solutions

Provides training and coaching for clinical research professionals and job opportunities within organizations who embrace new beginnings. Partners with organizations whose very foundation rests upon the core principles of integrity, inclusion, authenticity, and civility. 


Pricing Information

Until September 10

  • Members: $10
  • Non-Members: $40
  • Students:  $5

Beginning September 11

  • Members: $15
  • Non-Members: $45
  • Students:  $5


Special Pricing for Guests

Members can register guests at member price.


Walk-Ins Accepted?


* - Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until event capacity is reached.

* - Cash/Check only for non-members

Maximum Capacity 


Parking Information

Parking available on site