Neil Goldsmith

Director Strategy, BaseLaunch

Neil is a serial entrepreneur with broad experience of the life science sector. He has founded, or otherwise been instrumental in the early development of multiple biotech ventures over the last 35 years, including Evolva (synthetic biology, founder & CEO, IPO Zurich) , TopoTarget (oncology, founder, IPO Copenhagen) , Biotage (microwave chemistry, founder, IPO Stockholm), PNAD (DNA diagnostics, CEO, trade sale), BIAcore (biosensors, VP Bus Dev, IPO NASDAQ) and Scientific Generics (head of marketing, IPO LSE).
In addition to Base aunch, Neil is currently a board member of Alentis Therapeutics (anti-fibrotic therapeutics), Unibio plc (protein from methane) and Sundew ApS (treating water transmitted diseases). Neil has a first-class degree in Zoology from the University of Oxford, and set-up his first venture straight out of university, benefitting from a very early venture accelerator that was run by the University of Stirling.

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Jürg Burri

Ambassador of Switzerland

Michał Stępień

President of the Polish - Swiss Chamber of Commerce; Country Head UBS Poland

Piotr Arak

Director of the Polish Economic Institute

Liliane Brunner Halbach

Expert in Global Pharma and Life Science

Piotr Dardziński

President of Łukasiewicz Research Network

Bart Dzikowski

Managing Director, Head of Transactions & Legal of Novartis Venture Fund

Jan Krzewiński

President, Polpharma Biologics Gdańsk

Jacek Jemielity

President at ExploRNA Therapeutics

Jordi Montserrat

Co-Founder and Managing Partner in Venturelab

Radosław Sierpiński

Acting President of the Medical Research Agency

Michał Walczak

Co-founder and a Chief Scientific Officer at Captor Therapeutics

Irma Veberič

General Manager Roche Poland

Michał Wszoła

Transplantation surgeon, founder and CEO of Polbionica

Agnieszka Sznyk

President of the Board INNOWO

Pablo Padrutt

Head of Economic, Financial and Scientific Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Poland

Ulrich Schwendimann

Managing Director of the Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce