"Meet the Entrepreneur" Series Aimed at Faculty, Staff and Students

Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Steven Soper, KU Distinguished Professor and founder of Sunflower Genomics, Inc. (SGI). Sunflower Genomics is an early-stage sequencing instrument company that will develop, manufacture, sell, and distribute instruments and associated consumables. SGI is poised to transform the health care industry by better enabling precision medicine, a new paradigm where medical decisions are made based upon the individual’s specific DNA. SGI’s sequencing platform addresses key limitations of the current market leading platforms and is in a unique position to disrupt this $5 billion market in the life sciences – a market projected to grow to $20B as soon as 2023.

Dr. Soper, company founder and inventor of the SGI core technology, serves as Chief Scientific Officer. He is also a Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering and a permanent member of the nanotechnology study panel at the National Institutes of Health.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Join fellow entrepreneurs for this online session.

The link to join will be sent shortly after you register.


About the Event

Meet the Entrepreneur is a series aimed at educating our faculty, staff, and students on the how-tos of becoming an entrepreneur. These monthly lunch-and-learn sessions will spotlight entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds as they share the paths taken on their road to building a startup company. Our goal is to share the strategies and success stories of those who have pursued discoveries in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical devices, health-related information technologies, and much more. The seminars will also be a way to foster opportunities for collaboration between existing companies and KUMC faculty and students as we strive to further our research mission.