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Wilbe - Home for Scientist Leaders and MPLS Enterprise invite scientists, engineers and collaborators to join us for the Scientists First Mixer, Oxford for drinks, nibbles and a Fireside Chat on the Journey from Scientist to Founder.

Photos of the speakers listed in the text below with the text 'Fireside Chat - the journey from scientist to founder'

Join MPLS Oxford and for a social mixer event, featuring a panel of three Oxford based founders, drinks, nibbles and time to connect!

Panellists will share their journey from Oxford postdocs to founders, with time for audience Q&A. 


Headshot profile of Assia KasdiCEO Assia Kasdi will tell us about how she founded Milvus Advanced, our venue for the evening, to harness the power of nanoalloys to spearhead the transition to a cleaner and more sustainable energy landscape.

Headshot profile of Adam WinnifrithAdam Winnifrith, Co-Founder of Ēvolvere Biosciences, will tell us about his mission to build a world in which no one is endangered by antibiotic resistance.

Headshot profile of Jonathan BeanJonathan Bean, Founder and CEO of Materials Nexus will talk about how his company is disrupting new material design and discovery to accelerate the change to net-zero materials.

When? Tuesday 25 June 1800-2000

Where? Milvus Advanced Labs, Oxford, off Botley Road

How to register? Click here to reserve your place!

The MPLS Oxford, Wilbe collaboration:

MPLS Oxford has a history of partnering with Wilbe, an end-end venture firm which educates, supports and invests in scientist entrepreneurs, to support MPLS post-docs and early career scientists on their Become a Science Founder (BSF) Fellowship. The panellists for this event are all BSF Fellows.

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About Wilbe: is the first full stack venture firm exclusively dedicated to accelerating the careers of scientists: business career resources, advocacy, funding and lab space, all in one place. Three years in, Wilbe has built a community of over 240 interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial early career researchers from leading institutions many of whom are now solving some of the biggest challenges we face this century from making gene therapy safer, creating sensory computers, developing substitutes to rare earth metals to making fusion energy commercially viable