May 23, 2022 (Monday) 

Opening (20:00 – 20:55)

  • Opening Remarks, IL Minn, Ph.D., STEP-UP Chair
  • Welcoming Remarks, Brian Park, Ph.D., KSEA President
  • Congratulatory Remarks, Chung, Byung Hwa, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York (tentative)
  • Keynote Speech: “How to start a Tech Venture in the Age of Open Innovation and Global Convergence.” Donghoon Lee, MBA, Executive Vice President, SK Holdings

Coffee Break (20:55 – 21:00)

Academic Entrepreneurship (21:00 – 23:00 – A)

  • 21:00 – 21:40: “Where to start to form a business around my academic achievement?”, Janice H. Logan, Ph.D., Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • 21:40 – 22:20: “Innovation in Education Beyond Campus”, Sung-Soo Lim, Ph.D., CEO, Grepp, Professor, Kookmin University
  • 22:20 – 23:00: “Tips for Getting Started as a Science Entrepreneur”, Jungeun Kim, M.S., Director of Customer Success, Quotabook

Entering the US Market (21:00 – 23:00 – B)

  • 21:00 – 21:30: “Role of KSEA in supporting Entrepreneurship”, IL Minn, Ph.D., KSEA Entrepreneurship Director
  • 21:30 – 22:15: “Starting a U.S. Business: from Incorporation to Taxation”, Byoung Jo Kang, Esq. CPA., B.J. Kang Law, PC
  • 22:15 – 23:00: “Going Public with a US SPAC”, Tae Heum Jeong, Managing Partner, SV Bio Ventures, LP

May 24, 2022 (Tuesday) 

Tour to the MoMA (12:00-18:00)

  • 12:00 – 18:00: Tour the MoMA (https://www.moma.org/)

Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) (20:00 – 22:00)

  • 20:00 – 20:35: “Introduction to CGT”, JAmes SeongJun Han, Ph.D. M.Sc., Post-Doctoral Scientist, Harvard University
  • 20:35 – 21:10: “Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) in AGT”, Yongwoo Park, Chief Strategy Officer, SK Pharmteco
  • 21:10 – 21:45: ” Turning the undruggable into the druggable using viral vector: From basic science to drug development”, Jin Woo Choi, Ph.D. Professor, Kyunghee University

Coffee Break (21:45 – 22:00)

FDA and Regulatory Strategy (22:00 – 23:00)

  • 22:00 – 22:30: “FDA regulation in CGT”, Lei Xu, M.D., Ph.D., Commander USPHS Commissioned Corps, US Food and Drug Administration
  • 22:30 – 23:00: “FDA regulation in Healthcare AI/IT”, Sung Park, Attorney, Reed Smith LLP

May 25, 2022 (Wednesday) 

Healthcare AI and Digital Health (20:00 – 22:00)

  • 20:00 – 20:40: “Concept and landscape of healthcare AI and digital health”, Jangwon Kim, Ph.D., Applied Scientist, Amazon.
  • 20:40 – 21:20: “AI in Healthcare: Disease Prediction to Multi-modal Learning”, Edward Yoonjae Choi, Assistant Professor, Kim Jaechul AI Graduate School, KAIST
  • 21:20 – 22:00: “What matter for AI gene and cellular therapy company”, Tae Hyun Hwang, Ph.D., Endowed Cancer Chair, Mayo Clinic

Coffee Break (22:00 – 22:10)

Healthcare AI Entrepreneurship (22:10 – 23:00)

  • 22:10 – 22:35: “Investment strategy in Healthcare AI Fields”, Yeo Jung Moon, M.D., Ph.D., Managing director, IMM Investment Corp
  • 22:35 – 23:00: “Building a cutting-edge Medtech startup with non-expert founders”, Anthony Seungwook Paek, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer, Lunit

May 26, 2022 (Thursday)

Banquet (18:00 – 20:00)

  • Congratulatory Speech, Chung, Byung Hwa, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York (tentative)
  • Congratulatory Speech and KSEA Announcement, Dr. Young-kee Kim, KSEA President-Elect

Fundraising for Healthcare. Startups (20:00 – 21:00)

  • 20:00 – 20:20: “Investment landscape in CGT fields”, Noel Jee, Ph.D., Principal, Sofinnoval Investments
  • 20:20 – 20:40: “US Digital Health Landscape”, John J. Kim, Principal, Cota Capital
  • 20:40 – 21:00: Investor Panel Discussion

Closing (21:00 – 21:30)

  • Raffle
  • Closing Remarks, IL Minn, Ph.D., STEP-UP Chair

Networking Banquet (21:30 ~ 23:00)

  • Dinner and Networking