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Panel Discussion: A view of Entrepreneurship & Patents Outside Academia

April 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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The Professional Development Initiative Presents:


Panel Discussion: A view of Entrepreneurship & Patents outside Academia


The PDI and the Office of Research are hosting a great panel who will talk about their experiences in entrepreneurship and patents. The panelists will share their pathways to their current occupations, as well as their advice during their journey. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to interact and ask questions to the panelists. Following the panel discussion, attendees will be welcome to join our networking reception.

Lineup of Panelists

Panelist NamePositionCompanyDegree pursued at WSU 
Derick JiwanSenior Project Manager Hazel TechnologiesPhD., Molecular Plant Sciences
Jordan ZagerCEO & FounderDewey ScientificPhD., Molecular Plant Sciences
Leen KawasCEO & PresidentAthira PharmaPhD., Molecular Pharmacology & Toxicology
Patrick AdamCTO & Co-founderThe Protium CompanyPhD., Mechanical and Material Engineering


**Appetizers will be provided during the networking reception

Please register for this event by clicking the link below:

Event Live-streaming: Please make sure to register using the link above. The PDI will email you a web link before the event.


April 7, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


CUB L60 (Butch’s Den)
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States


Professional Development Initiative