Current Topics in Bioengineering Career Talk & Seminar

Thu, Jan 17, 2:00 PM - 03:00 PM
/ Location: Elings Hall 1601

Please join CSEP and the Center for Bioengineering for two upcoming events with Kirsten Leute, the Senior Vice President of University Relations at Osage Partners: a career talk ​followed by a seminar about university-technology innovations and how Venture Capital firms can help in realizing new technologies.

Journey: ​A ​Career in Technology Transfer
 Thursday, January 17, 2-3pm
Where: Elings Hall 1601
*Light refreshments will be provided*
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Get the insider view and critical details o​n how VC's are structured, how to reach them, what they look for, and how they invest.
Thursday, January 17, 3-4:30pm
Elings Hall 1605
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Kirsten Leute

Kirsten worked at Stanford University’s Office of Technology Licensing for almost nineteen years​, her last position as an Associate Director of the office. At OTL, she handled a diverse caseload of biotechnology and high technology inventions. She worked with dozens of startups during her tenure. Her time at OTL included a year as a technology manager at the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center) in Heidelberg, Germany.

Kirsten is currently Vice President for Membership Development, Western Hemisphere, for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and was Vice President for Communications of AUTM in 2007-2008. Previously she was an editor of the AUTM Journal and the AUTM Newsletter. In 2012, she was Co-Chair of membership for Women in Bio, San Francisco Bay Area, and she is a past board member of WiLBA (Women in Licensing Bay Area).

An active speaker, Kirsten has presented to audiences at BIO, LES, WIPO, ProTon, AUTM, and other meetings around the world. She published articles on technology transfer in the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, Community Genetics, and Medical Innovation and Business and co-wrote a chapter on bringing university technology to the private sector in The Creative Enterprise.

Kirsten holds a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Wellesley College and MBA from Santa Clara University concentrating in international business and management of technology and innovation, and is a registered U.S. Patent Agent as well. 

Event Contact : Arica Lubin