Since we started Impact.tech in 2015, we've been busy exploring all the ways in which we can have measurable impact. One of the biggest needs shared with us by fellow scientists, entrepreneurs and early stage investors was to close the knowledge gap and explore: (1) What are the immediate but overlooked business opportunities in various areas of impact; (2) What does it take to successfully commercialize impactful research; (3) What makes a good "impact tech" investment and how to decide on the timing? (4) What are the challenges unique to various areas of research?
Our deep-dive seminars are designed to give a quick overview of the state of science, costs of scaling, and players already in the field -- institutions, startups, investors, and corporates. Each seminar last 3 hours and are invite-only. We get a very curated group of 15-20 individuals with practical, near-term interest in the field. Anyone can apply through forms linked below. We charge $85 which go towards the costs of the seminar but offer discounts for those unable to pay the fee.
See our current offering below and please join our newsletter to be informed about our future seminars.
"THE SCIENCE OF AGING" BY MARTIN Borch Jensen
You will leave the seminar knowing:
What is aging? Is aging treatable? What are the major biological processes that make up aging? What are the major breakthroughs in anti-aging science?
And, most importantly, how can you get involved in anti-aging as an entrepreneur or investor.
Our next seminar will take place on August 8th, 2018. Tell us here if you are interested in attending.
"THE Arrival OF QUANTUM COMPUTING"
The seminar will be taught by Will Zeng, a quantum theorist and Head of Quantum Cloud Services at Rigetti Computing, one of the leading quantum computing companies in the world. The seminar will take place on July 10th 2018, between 5pm - 7:30pm in San Francisco. You will leave the seminar knowing: What is quantum physics and what is quantum computing? Why are quantum computers (QC) so special compared to regular computers? What are the best applications of QC? What is quantum supremacy? What timelines can we expect for QC to fully come to market? What are the major directions in QC at the moment? What are the recent breakthroughs in the field? Who are the main actors in academia and industry working on QC? Who are some of the bigger players in the quantum computing space right now? What are the biggest unexplored or underexplored opportunities in QC? How you can get involved in QC as an entrepreneur or investor? Apply here, space is limited!
"Cellular agrIculture" BY Liz Specht
You will leave the seminar knowing:
What is cellular agriculture? What are the major breakthroughs in the field?
Who are the main actors in the academia and industry working in cellular ag? What are the commercialization and cost curves for "clean" products? What are the biggest opportunities? How you can get involved in cellular ag as an entrepreneur or investor?
The next seminar will take place on September 11th, 2018. Tell us here if you are interested in attending.
"New Technologies in Plant-based Food" by Liz SpeCHT
We will discuss opportunities all across the product development pipeline - from genetic mapping to develop better plant protein crop strains, to novel protein isolation and functionalization methods, to mechanical processing and formulation to better replicate the structure and flavor of meat.
The next seminar will take place on October 3rd, 2018. Tell us here if you're interested in attending.