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BIONet Networking Event hosted by Catalyst BioConsulting

September 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Please join us for an evening of networking and collaborative opportunities as Dr. Ali Bakhshinejad presents a discussion on the formation and evolution of his early-stage startup based in Milwaukee. Dr. Bakhshinejad is the CEO and co-founder of VasoGnosis, an AI-powered diagnostic and surgical planning company that is focused on advancing the treatment of neurovascular diseases. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a former postdoctoral fellow of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Bakhshinejad developed the concept of the VasoGnosis diagnostic tool during his postdoc and then left academia to commercialize his idea. He co-invented the concept with Medical College of Wisconsin faculty members, Drs. Kevin Koch and Andrew Nencka.

After raising some initial funding support from angel investments, Dr. Bakhshinejad is currently raising his first round of venture capitalist funding to help finish the development of VasoGnosis and pilot the technology at two different hospitals, including the Medical College of Wisconsin. At this event, he will be highlighting his entrepreneurial journey and discussing his experience with fundraising for an early-stage deep-tech company with no commercially-available products.

In attendance, there will be representatives from the biotech and healthtech industries, venture capital and angel investors, academia, patent law, technology transfer, startup ventures, and others.

Appetizers and fermented beverages will be provided.

Limited space available so RSVP by Sept. 11th to secure your spot!

For more information, please contact: catalystbioconsulting@mcw.edu

Please note: we will be capturing event moments through photographs to be used by us for advertising.


Map below shows the Blood Research Institute location (red star), and the two available event parking lots (yellow areas). Lot 1 is located on the east side of the Blood Research Institute, while Lot 2 is located across Watertown Plank Road behind the Wisconsin Athletic Club. Both parking lots can be accessed through separate entrances off of 87th Street. If the entrance gate is down, please use intercom and gate will be opened for access into the lot.


Versiti Blood Research Institute
8733 West Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226 United States
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