Wednesday, May 15 • 9:00am - 10:00am
1 Million Cups Boulder - BSW edition LIMITED

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Come join us for the BSW19 edition of 1 Million Cups!

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a pitch mentoring platform that engages entrepreneurs in communities around the nation. Each week 1MC programs offer local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and peers. Presenters in the Boulder group deliver a 6-8 minute pitch deck presentation designed for investors, channel partners or co-founders. They then engage in 40 minutes of feedback and questioning that we call crowd mentoring followed by 30 minutes of networking. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses and connect with a peer community that cares about their progress. Participants walk away having advanced their business and the audience walks away with the satisfaction of providing expert crowd-vetted coaching.

Presenting: Arpeggio Biosciences - Using enhancer RNAs for drug discovery

Arpeggio Biosciences  - Joey Azofeifa presenting, is building a platform to accelerate drug discovery by predicting when drugs will work based on patient's DNA. Arpeggio's is the first methodology to use enhancer RNAs and machine learning to predict the effects of a drug. Where existing biomarker selection strategies nominate thousands of potential markers, ours nominates fewer than ten.

On average, a drug takes 15 years and 3.5 billion dollars to reach FDA approval. Arpeggio has built a platform to accelerate this process. We help pharmaceutical companies understand how their drug compounds work, so that they can identify patients who will respond in clinical trails. Currently, we are fundraising our first seed round to expand the throughput of our platform and launch a commercial strategy to increase customer acquisition.

After launching in 2018, we've signed six pharmaceutical companies with no external investment. Tough questions we get asked are: What stops a large pharmaceutical company from replicating your business? How will you continue customer acquisition?

Our 1MC ask: Creating a digestible pitch and a defensible market position.

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Ian Kuliasha

Attorney, KO
Attorney at KO - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kuliasha/I am an obsessively driven problem solver who thoroughly enjoys a challenge. Outspoken and gregarious, I am never boring. Check out my RoundPegg Profile if you are curious.My passion is for technology and business, and I am actively engaged in the Boulder-Denver startup community. My... Read More →
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Jim Sears

Organizer, 1 Million Cups
Consider attending and presenting at 1 Million Cups. Jim has been a technology entrepreneur in Boulder since 1990.

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Joey Azofeifa

founder & CEO, Arpeggio Biosciences
I work with biologists, mathematicians and computer scientists to build technology that will better our understanding of human disease.

Wednesday May 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Galvanize 1023 Walnut St. - Galvanize, Boulder, CO 80302

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