The NextTech Speaker Series connects Bay Area founders, investors, executives and technology developers with the life sciences community in the Tri-Valley and greater East Bay.

Each NextTech speaker brings a unique perspective on how to succeed in an innovation economy evolving beyond Silicon Valley.

Upcoming Events

From Scientist to CEO

Building a Biotech Company

from the Ground Up

December 5th | The Switch, Livermore CA

Our next installment of the NextTech Speaker series features Rachel Haurwitz, Ph.D., co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Caribou Biosciences.

Tri-Valley native and Maxygen Co-founder and Director of Operations, Janelle Muranaka, will engage the audience in an interactive discussion with Rachel about her experience going from scientist to CEO overnight.

Past Events 

NextTech Presents

the First Annual

Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit

October 25th | Veeva Systems, Pleasanton CA

The first annual Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit, hosted by event partner Veeva Systems, showcased the large and growing life sciences sector in the Tri-Valley.

Video from Past Events



Serge Saxonov

Founder and CEO

10x Genomics


Accelerating Science: New Technologies and New Markets

Part 1

Part 2


Tim Harkness

Founder and CEO 

Unchained Labs

The Secret Playbook to Founding and Leading a Life Science Technology Start-up

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Dr. Hemai Parthasarathy

Scientific Director

Breakout Labs

The perils and opportunities of commercializing "deep tech."


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