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An initiative by Saïd Business School, bridging the gap between science and business
Founders & Funders is a lunchtime event series of informal conversations about science and business. The initiative was first held in March 2020 as an extension of the ‘Ideas 2 Impact’ programme. The sessions convene early career research scientists, MBAs, and others interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. The speakers are science business founders and funders, mostly Oxford-based, but also drawn in from the wider ecosystem, such as leading experts and alumni based in Silicon Valley, Boston, and beyond.
How to participate
To attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Each chat can allow a max of 20-25 people to ensure fair interaction among the attendees.
Who can participate
University of Oxford early career research scientists, current MBAs/EMBAs, and alumni, with an interest in science and business.
Dr. Cecilia Muldoon, – CEO, VeriVin
Cici is a doctor in quantum physics and an entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of VeriVin, a UK based start-up that has developed ground-breaking technology to enable the quick, safe and non-destructive analysis of wine and other complex liquids in sealed containers. Cici studied physics and finance at Princeton University and holds a PhD in experimental Atomic and Laser Physics from the University of Oxford, where her PhD work focused on cold atom trapping and manipulation as a step towards the eventual implementation of a quantum computer. She is also a qualified oenologist, having completed the bachelor’s level WSET Diploma in wines and spirits.